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    Apply Office 2007 SP2 Patch?

    I have just loaded my copy of Office 2007 Home and Student into a new PC. The SP2 download is recommended. Do I install it? Does it affect what other patches I apply? I've been holding off on 22 recommended ones (Windows and Office 2007 ones) due to Woody's MS-DEFCON level 2 which says not to apply unless needed.

    Suggestions appreciated. Read the KB on the SP2 but didn't find it helpful.

    Linda

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    I had SP-2 installed for quite a while before migrating most machines to Office 2010. I'd install it and all the subsequent patches to both Office & Windows. If you are concerned back up the PC and then apply the Office patches first. After you are convinced the machine is running OK apply just a couple of the Windows patches at a time.

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    Thanks, Joe, for your quick and helpful reply! I'll do the SP-2 first; then, the remaining Office patches and, finally, the Windows ones, a couple at a time - after backing up.

    Appreciate the step-by-step: always nervous when there are so many and, of course, all the SP-2 patches are always so huge.

    Linda

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    You're welcome. If you do a complete backup before you start you've got a good fallback position if the worst happens. I always make a complete backup when I get ready to install any service pack either Office or Windows.

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    Progress Update

    Just to update you, Joe: all patches now duly applied (after back ups) and everything seems to be working fine. Again, my thanks!

    Linda

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    You're welcome. Glad you've got it all updated and working. Thanks for posting back.

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