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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install Apps
If you ever have to update a fresh Microsoft Office 2004 installation manually -- not using the auto-update feature introduced with 11.3.3 -- you can proceed in the following order:
  1. Update 11.1.0 (i.e. SP1)
  2. Update 11.2.0 (i.e. SP2)
  3. Update 11.3.0
  4. Update 11.3.5
  5. Update 11.3.6
  6. Update 11.3.7
It is sad enough that we cannot start with 11.3.0, but at least some of the intermediate steps can be omitted.
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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: dfbills on Aug 23, '07 08:23:58AM

I didn't realize it was that painful

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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: macavenger on Aug 23, '07 08:27:32AM

That's odd. On all the office 2004 installs I do on our work machines (quite a few, and primarily on Mac Mini's), I always go directly to the 11.3.5 updater I have saved for just such occurrences. The 11.3.0 updater might not work without the previous two, but I've never had any problem going directly to 11.3.5.

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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: billbarstad on Aug 23, '07 08:41:37AM

I just start updating with 10.3.5 also. Works every time.



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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: vogunaescht on Aug 23, '07 08:45:17AM
I can second this from my own experience. On the download page of the 11.3.5 update it says it updates a plain unupdatet Office 2004.

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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: jolinwarren on Aug 23, '07 10:49:07AM

Yes, this hint should really be changed or removed because it is misleading. The 11.3.5 update page specifically says, "this update includes all the improvements released in all previous Office 2004 updates". So all that's necessary is:

11.3.5
11.3.6
11.3.7

In fact, the Office 2004 update page does not even list the previous updates anymore.



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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 23, '07 12:59:41PM

Ditto. This hint is absolutely wrong.



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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: JJCortes on Aug 23, '07 03:13:02PM

Maybe Microsoft released two versions of Office 2004. The first one was 11.0 and need the two services packs SP1 and SP2 before applying the 11.3.5 update, and after running out all the copies of Office 2004, Microsoft made a second print with Office 2004 version 11.3.0 inside which can be directly updated with 11.3.5.



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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: rawhead on Aug 23, '07 04:29:59PM

It's sad enough we can't start with Office 12.0.0 already...

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How to update Microsoft Office 2004 from a fresh install
Authored by: ecovelli on Aug 24, '07 07:06:37AM

The 11.3.5 updater is a combo updater. So, it includes all updates prior to it. This is clearly documented on the Microsoft website, the read me and the fact that it is the first update listed after an initial install of an older version and manual launch of the update program.

The correct list should be:
11.3.5
11.3.6
11.3.7



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