This article describes the step-by-step methods that you can use to obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003. This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user. You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.
Method 1: Use Microsoft Update or Office Update to install the latest updates for Office 2003
Install the latest service pack
If the computer has Internet access, you can download and install the latest Office 2003 service pack from either the Microsoft Update Web site or the Office Update Web. Both sites will automatically prompt you to download and install the latest service pack.
Microsoft Update (recommended)
To download the service pack from Microsoft Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note: If you experience issues installing the latest Office 2003 service pack from Office Update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
304498How to troubleshoot failures updating your Office installation from the Office Update Web site
Method 2: Obtain the latest Office 2003 service pack from the Microsoft Download Center
Download the latest service pack
If the computer that you want to install the latest Office 2003 service pack to is not connected to the Internet or if you want to download the latest Office 2003 service pack and install later, you can download the latest service pack from the Microsoft Download Center.
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Release date: September 18, 2007
To download this service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site: