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MS08-013: Description of the security update for Office XP: February 12, 2008

INTRODUCTION
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

  • After you install this security update on a computer that has Microsoft Access 2002 or Microsoft Excel 2002 installed, an application that uses a complex Excel 2002 solution may crash. To resolve this problem, install hotfix 969403.For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    969404 An application that uses a complex Excel 2002 solution crashes after you apply the security update that is described in Knowledge Base article 944423
    For more information about hotfix 969403, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    969403Description of the update for Access 2002 (Vbe6.msp): April 27, 2009

Prerequisites

You 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:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

Removal information

You 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.
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Article ID: 944423 - Last Review: 02/24/2010 22:21:32 - Revision: 3.0

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