\windows Update Installation Problems

I have Win XP Home.I have eight Windows updates to install for Excel 2003,Powerpoint 2003,Junk E-mail etc.I download them OK and the installation process begins but when finished it states that they have all failed to install.I have tried numerous times always with the same result.
If noone can suggest a remedy I seem to remember that in Windows Update it is possible to stop them loading in the first place but I can`t remember how to do this.
Any help with this would be very welcome.By the way I am set for automatic updates but not with this lot.

  skidzy 17:38 06 Mar 07

Have you tried to install with the firewall and antivirus disabled briefly ?

  rawprawn 17:39 06 Mar 07

Try disabling your Firewall/AV then try and install

  rawprawn 17:40 06 Mar 07


  Jake_027 18:14 06 Mar 07

Open an Office program and go to help>about MS Office word (eg in word) and if you have SP2 installed it will say. If not you can get SP2 from click here but you may need your office installation disk available


  Jake_027 18:16 06 Mar 07


click here

You'll need to install his before sp2 if you don't have either


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