Microsoft recommends that you use the Office Update site to determine if your computer requires this update before installing it.
Included in this Service Pack
Office XP SP3 addresses the issues described in the following Microsoft security bulletins:
This Service Pack also includes all updates released for Office XP:
Office XP SP3 will install successfully even if you have already installed on your computer one or more of the publicly available updates listed above.
Office XP SP3 also includes stability improvements developed as a result of comments from users through the error reporting tool in Office XP and from Microsoft product support feedback.
For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (832671): Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 3 (introduction to Office XP Service Pack 3).
To install SP3 without the original Office XP CD
When you install SP3, it is possible to be asked to insert one or more of the original Office XP CD-ROM. If you don't have access to the original Office XP CD-ROM, you can install the full version of Office XP SP3 (58925 KB). Follow the instructions on screen to complete the installation. Note: will still be asked some users the original CD to use the full version of Office XP SP3, according to the installation of Office XP. For more information, see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (828451) OFFXP: Why Service Packs, Updates, and Security Patches May Require the Office XP CD-ROM (OFFXP: Why Service Packs, updates and security updates may require the Office XP CD-ROM?).
To install when using Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack
For complete Office XP SP3 functionality if you are using Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI), you must install the two following updates:
Office XP SP3 and Access 2002
If Access 2002 user, it is possible that need the Access 2002 Update: KB833857. To determine if you need, see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (833857) Overview of the Access 2002 Update: KB833857 (introduction to the Access 2002 Update: KB833857).