The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides customers with the latest updates to the 2007 Office suite (the products that are affected by this update are listed below). This download includes two types of fixes:
Previously unreleased fixes that were made specifically for this service pack.
In addition to general product fixes, this includes improvements in stability, performance, and security.
You can find out more information in Knowledge Base Article 953195, where product-specific changes are described.
All of the Public Updates, Security Updates, Cumulative Updates, and Hotfixes released through February 2009.
Before installing this service pack, you are strongly encouraged to read 953195, which describes some big improvements introduced by SP2, and also calls out some important information that you should be aware of before installing.
Supported operating systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 3
Service Pack 2 will update the following:
Microsoft® Office Basic 2007
Microsoft® Office Enterprise 2007
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft® Office Professional 2007
Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2007
Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007
Microsoft® Office Small Business Management 2007
Microsoft® Office Standard 2007
Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007
Microsoft® Office Access® 2007
Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007
Microsoft® Office InfoPath® 2007
Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007
Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
Microsoft® Office Publisher® 2007
Microsoft® Office Word 2007
Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2007
Microsoft® Office Groove® 2007
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To install this update, do one of the following:
Use Microsoft Update (recommended).
Microsoft Update consolidates all updates into one location and offers you only those that affect your particular system.
Install this update manually.
Download the file by clicking the Download button on this page.
Save the file to your hard disk drive.
Locate the .exe file that you saved, double-click it, and follow the instructions on the screen.
This update is available on DVD through this Office Online page.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you attempt to install this update and get a message saying that the update failed, please refer to Knowledge Base Article 968173. It describes a set of requirements and other issues that may cause the installation to fail, and gives instructions on how to fix them.
Install SP2 for Other Office Products
If you have other Office products installed, please be sure to update them as well. A full list of SP2 releases for Office products is available in the Knowledge Base Article 968170.
To Remove this Download
Service Pack 2 is the first service pack to support uninstall of client patches through both the command line and the use of the Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool. The Service Pack Uninstall Tool is available as a separate download. For more information about this tool, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 954914.