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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-013. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a home user or an IT professional:
Known issues with this security update
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed to apply this security update.
For more information about how to obtain Office XP Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
Removal informationYou cannot remove this security update. An issue exists in Microsoft Office XP that causes Office XP to be partially uninstalled when updates to certain components are installed or uninstalled. This update fixes that issue. However, when the security update is uninstalled, the issue is reintroduced and Office is partially uninstalled. To prevent this behavior, you cannot uninstall this update.
To revert to a previous installation of Office XP that does not include the security update, you must uninstall Office XP. Then, install Office XP again by using the original CD or by using the original installation location.
Article ID: 944423 - Last Review: February 24, 2010 - Revision: 3.0