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    Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    Certain versions of Office have had subsequent cd releases ex: Office 2000 sr1 and Office 97sr2. Typically these service releases are significantly more stable than the original release. Can anyone foresee a service release for XP? Is there a compelling reason to use Office XP over 2000 if I already have the sr1 cd and sp3?

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    Re: Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    There' s no need to foresee. There are already 2 service releases for Office XP.
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    Re: Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    I know there are two Service Packs available, but isn't there a difference between a Service Release SR vs a Service Pack SP?

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    Re: Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    >> isn't there a difference between a Service Release SR vs a Service Pack SP

    Formally, yes. In reality, no, or not much anyway.

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    Re: Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    With Office 2003 due out soon, I'd think not, just the patches would tide us over.

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    Re: Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    It might seem that way, but Microsoft changes their mind every few versions as to what they will call the interim releases, service packs or service releases. Office 2000 had service releases while Office XP has service packs. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> They serve the same purpose, which is to update the minor builds of the releases.
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    Re: Office 2000 vs XP (2000 / XP)

    Thanks to Microsoft, it's a mess with SRs, SPs and updates.

    For Office 97, Service Release 2b supersedes all previous SRs, but does NOT upgrading Outlook 97 to 98. Additional to SR2b (latest) upgrades: xl8p10pkg.exe (Q269263) for Excel and wrdac97.exe for Word.

    For Office 2000, Service Release 1a is a newer modification of SR1 (if you installed SR1, it's not necessary to apply SR1a). Additional upgrades: Service Pack 3, which supersedes SP2, but requires SR1(1a) to be installed. Latest updates: Olk0901.exe (December 18,2002) for Outlook.

    For Office XP, there are Service Pack 1 plus Service Pack 2, which requires SP1 to be installed. Latest upgrades: October 16, 2002 upgrades for Word and Excel (both require SP2) and January 22, 2003 upgrade for Outlook (also requires SP2).

    However, for all versions of WINDOWS a newer version of Service Pack supersedes all previous versions.

    If you find logic in it, please let us know.

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