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    Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    I received a MS Insider mailing last week that had a link to information on a MS webcast for deploying Office 2000 SP3. I cannot find any reference to O2K SP3 on the Office update site. Does anyone have any information on SP3?

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Doesn't even look as if MS have any information themselves.

    This page at MS lists all the links to service packs, but the one given for Office 2000 leads to a KB article that doesn't exist.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    They (MS) came out with a correction mailing a few hours later. I did NOT save the emails so I can NOT help you in finding the correct address.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Never saw the MS retraction but I did just find this link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...blurb111902.asp
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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Just to bring some closure to this thread...

    Office 2000 SP3 is now available at the Office Update site.
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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Here's the site for Office 2000 SP3

    http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/o2ksp3.aspx

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Thanks , Kman. Now I'd like to see what Woody has to say about O2KSP3!
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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by d_rasley on 15-Nov-02 10:30. Additional observations [frown])</P>Rather than wait for sound advice I just installed SP3. The brief description concerning security hinted that although it included the SP2 patch attachment blocking it would allow more options to customize this feature. I'm using Internet Mode Only though, and I could not find any 'new' security customization features and had to go back to my hex editor to restore access to certain file extensions I deem necessary.

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    Since installing the patch, Outlook has been running my CPU to 100%, even when it is not running any identifiable tasks (Send/Receive or Archive). I noticed this when I restarted it just after the install, and figured that it was just some left-over setup process running. That is not the case. I tried setting Outlook to run at Realtime priority to get it to 'finish' whatever was taking up all my cycles, and Windows locked up (Win2K Pro). I then tried to run it at Low/Idle priority and it still ran at 100%. Whatever the reason, this is having a negative impact on everything else that I try to do, and I certainly don't like it.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Hi David:
    Thanks for this information. Sorry it's turned out to be a sacrifice. Please post back if you find a way to get this fixed.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15> Unfortunately I am not in any position to "beta-test" at the office something that has drawbacks such as this CPU gobbling, so my recourse was to uninstall and reinstall Office in its entirety. Well, not quite in its entirety, since I was unable to locate all the separate Office fixes that came out after SP2 and which are now rolled up into SP3.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    This is the point where some smart aleck comes along and tells you that you just discovered the reason for periodic backups! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> But *I'm* not going to be the one to do that. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

    There is a valid caveat here, though. We tend to forget the need to back up software and focus on the need to backup data, especially in the office where the backups are usually done through the network. I always download the patches and store them so I can reapply them if necessary, even in the office. So far, <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16> I haven't needed that insurance, but at least I'm ready for it.
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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    As a charter member of the Smart Aleck's club, and several others of that ilk, I thought that I'd point out to those using various versions of Veritas Backup Exec, it pays to upgrade to BUMP (BackUp My PC) because BUMP has Disaster Recovery for more OSes.

    I was merrily using BE 4.5 with Win 2000, but I decided to upgrade to BUMP just to have the DR available.

    I likely jinxed myself by making this posting, but that's what one gets for being a Smart Aleck!

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Haha! But you didn't quite catch me flat-footed. I save almost all of the extras that I download in a local folder (which makes it easy to share if I find some real good utilities but later can't remember where they came from), which I also burn to CD so I have them readily available at home without having to spend hours re-downloading them over a dialup. But I say 'almost all' since about the only ones that I don't archive are the Office and Windows updates, and that is only due to how they are accessed and installed directly, instead of the more typical 'download and manual install'. I also have the SP2 patch on CD.

    I have to agree with you though, that too much emphasis is placed on backing up data over everything else. I would love the luxury of doing a full system backup but I don't have access to the necessary media. The backup utility that I use is the one that ships with the OS, but it doesn't allow me to create the backup directly on CD (which would also need to span multiple disks).

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    Backups to CD are inadequate.

    One needs the ability to do a full system backup to removable media.
    And then incremental backups at regular intervals.

    On my system, the time for a full backup and compare is about 15 hours, so I usuall y do a full backup only about once per month.

    In between I do incremental backs.

    And, most importantly, I always haze a Zip drive loaded to whuch I copy th eactively used files such sd changed Word/Excel macro files, client records, expense records, files sent to/from Clients, and whatever I deem too important to wait for the next incremental, or full, tape backup.

    I rarely do more than one incremental backup per day, so using the ZIP is crucial to survival.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP3 (O2K Pro)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by d_rasley on 18-Nov-02 10:03. Corrected URL)</P>I still have no idea why Outlook SP3 would suddenly have become such a CPU hog, but I just had a little inspiration that might prove useful. If you prefer to have Outlook open at all times in order to receive messages in a timely manner, one alternative would be to use Mailwasher or other such program to monitor for incoming messages, and only launch Outlook as necessary. Unfortunately, this would not be very practical if you need Outlook running constantly for its other features.

    Any ideas if MS has a KB article out yet regarding this problem?

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