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    Hello,
    I have Windows Vista with MS Office 2007 Home and Student preinstalled.
    During a moment of madness about three months ago, I decided to try to install Office updates through Windows Update and all went well til I installed those from September 08. All H**l broke lose and I ended up system restoring to a point before all the updates were installed. Since then, I have not gone near Office Updates.

    I update vista according to Woody's defcon system, but not Office.
    From a security standpoint, does this put my computer at risk?

    I use Word occasionally, and the other programs only rarely.
    Office works fine, except the Help function freezes when I try to use it.

    I'd be grateful for any input.
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    I'd try installing the updates one by one, instead of all at once.

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    [quote name='Peppurr101' post='776742' date='24-May-2009 17:01']Hello,
    I have Windows Vista with MS Office 2007 Home and Student preinstalled.
    During a moment of madness about three months ago, I decided to try to install Office updates through Windows Update and all went well til I installed those from September 08. All H**l broke lose and I ended up system restoring to a point before all the updates were installed. Since then, I have not gone near Office Updates.[/quote]

    If you're installation of Office does not already have SP-2 installed you should install it. Download details: The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) is a prerequisite for Download details: The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2).

    So, install SP-1 first then SP-2. Then you can use Windows Update to see if there are Office patches.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='776775' date='25-May-2009 03:47']If you're installation of Office does not already have SP-2 installed you should install it. Download details: The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) is a prerequisite for Download details: The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2).

    So, install SP-1 first then SP-2. Then you can use Windows Update to see if there are Office patches.

    Joe[/quote]

    Hello and thank you for your replies.
    I have checked and there are an awful lot of updates for Office available.
    Should I just start with SP1 and SP2 and see what's left after?
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    That sounds like a good strategy - the number of remaining updates should be much smaller after installing those.

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    [quote name='Peppurr101' post='777024' date='26-May-2009 11:19']Hello and thank you for your replies.
    I have checked and there are an awful lot of updates for Office available.
    Should I just start with SP1 and SP2 and see what's left after?[/quote]

    That is what I would do as the service packs will contain all of the updates to a certain point in time. For Sp-2 that will be relatively recently. You should have a fairly small, managable list left after installing the service packs.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='777026' date='26-May-2009 17:24']That is what I would do as the service packs will contain all of the updates to a certain point in time. For Sp-2 that will be relatively recently. You should have a fairly small, managable list left after installing the service packs.

    Joe[/quote]

    Thanks Joe,
    Will do SP1 first and see how it goes..
    I'll let you know when I come up for air!

    Thanks for your help.

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