Office 2000 and XP SP3 (1 Viewer)

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My gf just got a netbook that has XP SP3. I am trying to install Office 2000, but it stops about half way asking for the XP SP3 disk. Obviously, I don't have it and I am wondering if there are any ways around it.

I installed Office 200 on my pc that has XP SP2 without a problem.

I went on Windows Update and found a page or two about installing Office 2000 with SP3, but Office needs to be installed first, which is the issue all along.

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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You can download SP3 from microsoft's website (from the download center, not windows update). Then there is a switch that will force the files to extract without installing. Extract them to a directory, then when the install asks for the disk, point to the folder with the extracted files.
 

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The extract switch is -x

So create a directory (c:\sp3), go to Start -> Run and browse to your downloaded SP3 file and add -x:c:\sp3

Path to file\windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe -x:c:\sp3

Note that, often, the files the installation will be looking for are in the i386 directory of the extracted folder.
 
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D/l it now and I'll try it tonight. Thx.
 

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