Microsoft has released the Microsoft Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Excel 2002. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
- Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
- Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
- Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
- Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
- Whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
- The files that are contained in the hotfix package
article describes the Microsoft Excel 2002 issue that is fixed in the Excel
2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated June 24, 2004.
Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
following issue is fixed in this hotfix package but was not
previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
- The data in Excel 2002 cells that contain
formulas that include the RealTimeData (RTD) function may not be refreshed as
expected after you run another program.
This issue occurs if the other program that you run uses timer events and passes a timer ID value to the SetTimer() Microsoft Windows API function for a windowless timer.
If the timer ID value is the same as the timer ID value
for a windowless timer that Excel uses for the RTD function, the other program
takes control of the windowless timer from Excel 2002. This stops the RTD function
from refreshing the cell data.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
- The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Office XP
Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3
additional information about Office XP SP3, click the following article number
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
- The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft
Windows Installer 2.0 or later.
For additional information about the
Windows Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OFFXP: Office XP updates and patches released after September 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0
- The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the hotfix with Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). However, Microsoft has not tested this fix on Office XP SP2 to the same extent as on Office XP Service Pack 3. If you install this hotfix on a computer with Office XP SP2 installed, some file conflicts might occur. Microsoft supports this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.
do not have to restart your computer after you apply this
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix is replaced by a later hotfix.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: July 16, 2004
do not have to create or modify any registry keys to use any hotfixes that
are contained in this package.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that you must have to
correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all
the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest
The global version of this hotfix has the file
attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and
times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you
view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the
difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name
24-Jun-2004 20:56 16,573,952 Excelff.msp (Full-File/Administrative)
24-Jun-2004 19:42 2,445,824 Excelop.msp (Optimized)
After you install the hotfix, the global version of this fix has
the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date Time Version Size File name
24-Jun-2004 16:28 10.0.6720.0 9,190,080 Excel.exe
For more information about installing this hotfix, see the
Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when
correcting software after it is released, click the following article number to
view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 870751 - Last Review: October 27, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
- Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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