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    Update for my 2010 MS Office suite

    The Issue:
    osppsvc.exe Windows process - What is it? - File.net
    www.file.net/process/osppsvc.exe.html


    The question/s:
    My question comes from the searches and solutions for minor fixes, where I would have thought there be a patch download - specific - every so often to fix a particular version of Office.

    I have Office Home and Student 2010, and it was all I required, it was not a willy nilly " this will do" decision to purchase it at the time.


    It's now 2015 and have not heard from MS of any patches or glitch fixes at all.
    My auto update is Off, the PC is XP Pro, ( just waiting on reviews to upgrade)

    So, is there a way to get any patches, fixes etc that are MS certified and approved, but not via the OS's Auto-Update method ?

    Or do I simply purchase the latest, Office Home and Student CD Pack ?


    Thanks

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    With MS products, WUs are probably the only option to get any certified updates.

    While a laptop I have came with the trial version of Office 2010 which I dumped as bloatware, I retained the Power Viewer and occasionally receive Office updates through WUs.

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    Microsoft Office Software Protection Platform Service is the license validator. Office will not be happy without it.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for the replies,

    I understand it's function as a licence validator, that's OK.
    The fact that it's always running and taxing the cpu, to almost 50%.
    How often does this thing need to Validate the Licence ?

    From various readings for fixes, one can cause it to time out after it's done it's task using a "registry implant", but that did not work either, it's for Win7.

    Next thing was mentioned a BAT file, but that was all, nothing on how to code a BAT file to "turn it off" after 300 seconds.

    The only other option is manually with Task Manager ( Cntrl-Alt- Del ).

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    You can run the "taskkill" or "SC" commands to stop the process. Either of these commands can be included in a batch file. Other than that it's a manual process.

    cheers, Paul

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    Perhaps installing these updates or allowing MS updates may stop it from keep trying to check validation -

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=27296

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687521

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    My auto update is Off, the PC is XP Pro, ( just waiting on reviews to upgrade)
    There is no Upgrade for WinXP to Win7 or later, has to be a clean install. The term of upgrade for WinXP was only for pricing. The latest version of Windows 8.1 but Windows 10 is due this year, probably in 4 or 5 months. The Tech Preview of Win10 works fine for me so far on hardware that will run Win7 or WinVista, I have it on a 2.2GHz Dell Inspiron 531 with 4GB RAM.

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    Windows 10 is due this year, probably in 4 or 5 months.
    yep

    Thanks.

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    You're welcome.

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    Not knowing the status of your issues at this point:
    Have you followed through on what you found out in the link you provided www.file.net/process/osppsvc.exe.html
    Other recommendations have been provided: how are they working out for you?

    One of your concerns is you do not want to the OS's Auto-Update method: well you do not need to do so via Auto-Update and you certainly could do so manually which is fine if that were applicable
    --- However Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 EOL SP Support Date is 7/10/2012
    http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=13615
    and in one of the links Sudo15 found the update is dated in 2011 so as you have already pointed out you "have not heard from MS of any patches or glitch fixes" and that makes sense

    The issue to me sounds like can you re-install or fix whatever is wrong?
    --- Can we help you figure that out

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