Office 2000 - All updates (patches) after SP3 (the non-obsolete ones)
Hello all, I think this will help.
All patches were detected with Office Update method at time, one day before EOL of the product, triple checked with WSUS Offline at the same time, two weeks earlier and one month later, again. Office 2000 Premium was fully fresh installed, Disc1 and Disc2 only, with all features running from hard disk, SR-1, then SP3 applied, on two different setups, XP and Vista.
Presuming Office 2000 installed, with SR-1 and SP3 applied, you’ll need these updates only
, applied in this
01. KB818798 (Office update) - kb818798.exe (NOT kb818798_sr1.exe, NOT kb818798a.exe)
02. KB905555 (PowerPoint update) - office2000-kb905555-fullfile-enu.exe
03. KB905646 (Outlook update) - office2000-kb905646-fullfile-enu.exe
04. KB920822 (Office update) - office2000-kb920822-fullfile-enu.exe (NOT art2000-kb920822-fullfile-enu.exe)
05. KB920906 (Office update) - office2000-kb920906-fullfile-enu.exe
06. KB931660 (Office web components update) - office2000-KB931660-FullFile-ENU.exe
07. KB947361 (Office update) - office2000-KB947361-FullFile-ENU.exe
08. KB944425 (Office update) - office2000-KB944425-FullFile-ENU.exe
09. KB946986 (Outlook update) - office2000-KB946986-FullFile-ENU.exe
10. KB950682 (Publisher update) - office2000-KB950682-FullFile-ENU.exe
11. KB921595 (Office update) - office2000-KB921595-FullFile-ENU.exe
12. KB955441 (Access update) - office2000-KB955441-FullFile-ENU.exe
13. KB921606 (Office update) - office2000-KB921606-FullFile-ENU.exe
14. KB957790 (PowerPoint update) - office2000-KB957790-FullFile-ENU.exe
15. KB969600 (Word update) - office2000-KB969600-FullFile-ENU.exe
16. KB969683 (Excel update) - office2000-KB969683-FullFile-ENU.exe
17. KB957838 (Office update) - office2000-KB957838-FullFile-ENU.exe
These updates will work with ALL
editions of Office 2000, but the above list may not be complete for the Developer Edition.
The list of patches is complete for Office 2000 Premium Edition AND/OR Professional Edition
. The only difference between the two editions is FrontPage 2000, included in Premium Edition only. There is no update or any patch available for FrontPage 2000, after SP3. So, these patches complete cover both editions, Premium AND Professional
and, of course, Standard Edition
and Small Business Edition
. For each edition, install only what you need in the list.
Note that you may need the original souce disks
for some patches.
To NOT be prompted for the source disk(s)
, you must apply:
SP3, but before
the rest of patches (01. to 17.)
these updates can be found on MS site. Find, if possible, the “fullfill” files.
There are not others non-obsolete post SP3 updates available for Office 2000. There will be not future updates. Office 2000 life ended July 14, 2009 (with last patches released in June 2009). So, this is the final setup for Office 2000.
Note for Vista and Seven users:
Office 2000 will work on Vista and Seven very well, with these three workarounds:
1. To make Outlook
working on Vista and Seven, copy wab32.dll and wab32res.dll from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System to C:\Windows\System32. Even so, Outlook does not remember the passwords; for this problem there is no workaround.
2. To make Office Assistant
working on Vista and Seven, copy agentdpv.dll from C:\Windows\msagent to C:\Windows\System32.
3. To have acces at the old-type help files
, you must download and install WinHlp32.exe for your OS, Vista or Seven, from MS site. The generic name is:
but there are separate files for Vista or Seven, x86 or x64.
Regarding the Outlook 2000 properly managing time zones problem, you may read the documentation for “Time Zone Data Update Tool for Office Outlook 32-bit”, available for Outlook 2000 to 2010 versions, on MS site.
Note that there are some security risks in using Office 2000 with patches several years old. but for day-to-day, plain usage, it will work very well, especially if you do pay attention where you click.
There is a solution for the above problem, see next.
Note for all NT OSs users:
The "Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" is working with Office 2000 and its components: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (SP3 required). If you'll install this pack, you'll be able to open AND save
files in these new office formats: docx, xlsx, pptx etc AND receive future updates
for this pack. So, you can download and install the Compatibility Pack and use the regular way to update or patch it, through WinUpdate. This way, the security risks shall be reduced. It is a good idea to download and install the "FileFormatConverters.exe"
file published 1/6/2010 (38,808,920 bytes), it has SP2 for Office 2007 System included.
How it works:
To open these files (2007 format), just double click on them.
To save a file in Word, open or create a file, then just click Save As and pick the 2007 format OR right-click the file (do not open the file) and choose Save As from right click menu, then pick the 2007 format.
To save a file in Excel or PowerPoint there is one method only: right-click the file (do not open the file) and choose Save As from right click menu, then pick the 2007 format. You can not save an opened file with Save As, like in Word.
If the Powerpoint does not work, you have to apply:
You may want or not to update the entire 2007 Compatibility Pack setup, it's your choise, but the above KB is mandatory for this Compatibility Pack to save
2007 format files with PowerPoint 2000. To open 2007 format files with PowerPoint 2000, you do not need this update, but you need it if you want to save
files as pptx or pptm.
EDIT: Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 (SP3)
is available now: "compatibilitypacksp3-kb2526297-fullfile-en-us.exe"
, published 10/25/2011 (38,569,824 bytes).
This is a way to have an Office Suite, compatible with old and new file formats, working with XP, Vista and Seven and eligible for future updates (2007 file formats only). For Win '95, '98 (SE), ME, you must stay with the old doc-xml-ppt format; the patches for this situation are 01. to 17. only
That's all about Office 2000.
Thank you for your attention.
This post has been edited by Sceleron: 27 August 2012 - 10:57 AM