Updating windows xp service pack 1 to service pack 2; microsoft.support = microsoft.support
Important: Before you move on with this step, check the version of your MS Office.
DISCLAIMER This method of updating Office XP has been tested and shown to work.
However, can make no warranty about the effectiveness of this workaround. The following procedure is based on two articles from Microsoft's website: Office Resource Kit: Service Pack 1Office Resource Kit: Creating and Administrative Installation Point Anyway, let's get down to it: STEP 1 — Create an Administrative Installation Point To create an Administrative Installation Point, Office XP CD 1 is required.
Additionally, the user will find that the troubleshooting procedures outlined in the article OFFXP: Office Stops During Setup: Troubleshooting Steps on Windows XP (Q309191) will not resolve the problem.
Microsoft recommended procedures, such as scanning the disk for errors, installing in safe mode, or running a "flatfile" installation, will not be successful.
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This alternative method only works with the Enterprise/Corporate edition of Office XP. It has probably been updated by other means, and can no longer be modified by this patch.