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Microsoft Office 2010 SP2

by michhala / July 25, 2013 6:10 AM PDT

Windows Update has Office SP2 ready for download. It is a large 395.1 MB. Does anyone know if there are any problems with the install, particularly whereas I do not have the SP1 version?

My thanks.....Miki
Windows 7, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010

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Miki, Just My Opinion...Think About the Offline Install
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 26, 2013 8:37 AM PDT

Carol gave links to the full "offline" installer for Office 2010 SP2.. In my case, because we update more than one computer at a time, we always download and run the update from an offline installer.. But even if you don't I feel it's a good idea to make a copy of the full update installer so you can use it later should you need to.. Also, because such large updates may have hiccups during their online transfers, I prefer to perform the update after the entire file is safe and "whole" on my desktop..

Once the update is run from the full offline file, I then make a copy for later use, should I need it.

Hope this helps.


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And Yes, The Offline Installer Is A Larger Download
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 26, 2013 8:40 AM PDT

But I still feel it's worth it.

It's up to you.


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So Far, Installed On About Half Dozen Win7 Machines....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 26, 2013 9:24 AM PDT

No issues here. The update made from the offline installer takes about five minutes and has required a restart each time. All computers have Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit and use the 32 bit version of Office 2010 Pro.

Hope this helps.


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Thank you so much, Grif
by michhala / July 26, 2013 3:33 PM PDT

I appreciate your posts tremendously. I will do as you suggest and download the 32-bit file as soon as I post this.......

Windows 7 64-bit,
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 SP1 (32 bit)

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Grif -- one more thing....
by michhala / July 26, 2013 4:58 PM PDT

Office 2010 SP2 -- 638 MB, 30-minute download completed and in my Desktop Download folder. You wrote that once the update was run from the full offline file, you then make a copy for later use.....what steps do you use to make a copy?

My thanks....miki

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Simply Burn The File to a CD or Copy To Flash Drive
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 3:33 AM PDT

Use your burning software to create a "data" CD and simply burn the .exe file to the disc and close the disc.. Or, if you prefer, copy the file to a flash drive used for such purposes. Because it's easier to carry a flash drive around to my various locations, I do both.. I keep a copy on a flash drive for use on multiple computers PLUS I place a copy on a CD for permanent backup.

In my case, I have all the various Office service packs, for a variety of versions placed on a CD(Office 2002, 2003, 2007, and 2010), just in case I need to use them again.. That way, I don't have to spend the time downloading each one again.

Hope this helps.


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(NT) My thanks, Grif...have a lovely weekend.....
by michhala / July 27, 2013 4:43 AM PDT
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It's a cumulative update.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 6:15 AM PDT
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Yes, I have backups....
by michhala / July 25, 2013 8:25 AM PDT

I have Microsoft's system backup that backs up automatically once a week and two data backups that I do manually daily. However, that said, I prefer to avoid problems if possible. That is why I posted here.....so that I could get some idea of users' experiences with the new Microsoft Office SP2. I understand that Microsoft will eventuallyl not be issuing updates for Office 2010 or SP1, but I can live without them for the Outlook Calendar and Contacts, Word and Excel (which I use rarely)..

Thank you for your post and the info therein.....Miki

Windows 7, Microsoft Home and Business 2010.

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Word from the office is no issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 10:23 AM PDT

However given there are never two systems the same or your system had some registry cleaner or worse, all bets are off and yes, I think it should be fine but some folk want more than that.

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Thank you, Bob
by michhala / July 25, 2013 3:07 PM PDT

I understand that nothing can be 100 per cent guaranteed when working with computers.......and no registry cleaners here.....and I won't go for your jugular if there is a problem Happy


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