Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office XP. This update provides you with the latest improvements in hardware identification for your version of Office XP, preventing you from unnecessarily reactivating your copy of Office XP. This update is part of Microsoft's continued effort to provide the latest product updates to its customers.
This article explains how to download and install the Office XP Activation Update: October 4, 2001. NOTE
: This Public Update is part of the Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1), but for your convenience the Public Update also is available individually, as described in the "More Information" section of this article. If you already applied Office XP SP-1, you do not need to apply this Public Update. For additional information about the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
How to Download and Install the Update
If you installed Office XP from a CD-ROM, you have two options:
- Use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all of the latest updates that includes all available Service Packs and Public Updates.
- Install only the Public Update by using the steps described later.
Both options require that you have your Office XP CD-ROM available throughout the installation process.
Office Product Updates
To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation
to complete the process.
Install Only Office XP Activation Update
Follow these steps to download and install the client update:
- In your Web browser, browse to the following Microsoft Web site:
- Click Download Now, click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
- Click Save to save the Oxp1001.exe file to the selected folder.
- In Windows Explorer, double-click Oxp1001.exe.
- If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
- Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
- Insert your Office XP CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
- When you receive a message that indicates that the update was applied successfully, click OK.
: After you install the public update, you cannot uninstall it.
For more information about the Client Patch, click the link below for the Office Tools on the Web article.
If you installed Office XP from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update and then deploy that update to your computer.
If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
- When you click the following link, the File Download dialog box appears. Click Save to download the update file to your computer:
- In Windows Explorer, double-click the Oxp1001a.exe file.
- Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
- In the Please type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type C:\Oxp1001a, and then click OK.
- Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
- Click Start and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box
msiexec /a admin path\MSI file /p C:\Oxp1001a\shared_admin.msp SHORTFILENAMES=1 where admin path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), and where MSI file is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi).
- To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box
msiexec /i admin path\MSI file REINSTALL=ProductFiles REINSTALLMODE=vomus where admin path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), and where MSI file is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi).NOTE: All features following the REINSTALL property are case-sensitive.
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to install a public update to administrative installations of Office XP
This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.
Or, browse to the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:
How to Determine Whether the Public Update Is Installed
The update replaces the Mso.dll file. The file properties for Mso.dll have been updated to show the version as 10.0.3131.0. The updated Mso.dll file has a file size of 9,996,616 bytes.
Issues Fixed by the Update
The update fixes the issue described in the following Knowledge Base article:
A reactivation message appears when you start an Office XP program that was installed from an Enterprise edition
In addition, the following issues are fixed:Lithuanian: Sorting Order Is Different From Excel 2000
Office programs incorrectly sort the "y" character before "z" in Lithuanian. In Lithuanian, "y" follows "i," except when the letter after "y" sorts before the letter following "i," in which case "y" precedes "i." For example, the following list is in the correct order:
iaError in Pivot Table with Hungarian Regional Settings
When you click Finish
in the Pivot Table Wizard, Microsoft Excel unexpectedly quits if the regional settings are set to Hungarian and the sort order is set to the default. This behavior is related to the Hungarian sort order for composite and accented characters.Non-Compliant ODMA Programs Attempting to Call ODMA Dialog Boxes
Although some Office XP programs are not Open Document Management API (ODMA)-compliant, when you attempt to save files on a computer with a document management system, these programs can use the document management system Save As
dialog box instead of the standard Office Save As