Microsoft Office 2004 Updates

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  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Microsoft have been dicks and seemingly broken all the links to the Office 2004 updates. The Auto Updater isn't working either. I've contacted Microsoft support and basically, it's too bad. They consider the archival of legacy software unimportant but they sure as hell offered me a copy of Office 2016 that wouldn't even run on my iMac.

    So basically, anybody got the installers for these updates? Anybody know where they can be found? I would like enough updates so I can install the Open XML Converter.
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I've got whatever was current about 12 months ago stored on the NAS at home, remind me later and I'll have a look.
     
  3. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    Oh damn really? Used to work only a couple of months ago when I set up 2004 on my mom iBook G3 :/
     
  4. bobesch, Dec 16, 2016
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    I'm your man! Stored the whole bunch of updates and converter on nearly each and every disc here at home, 'cause I've seen that sh*t coming one day ... Obviously MS sent out a crowd of lunatic lumberjacks to fix their support pages.
    I'm gonna sent you a Dropbox-Link via PN (size is about 290MB).
    Cheers
    --- Post Merged, Dec 16, 2016 ---
    Arrgh, the updates are not international versions... sorry.
     
  5. MagicBoy, Dec 16, 2016
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    MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It fine, I sent some private links for 11.6.0-11.6.6.
     
  6. RhianB macrumors 6502

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    Huh, I wonder if they axed the office2008 updates as well?
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't surprise me, I recall one of the Slack users having an issue a few months ago. I've got those stashed as well on the NAS.

    Office 2011 (Intel only) is still getting auto updates - I got prompted for one earlier today.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Hmmm Let me see if I can contact some of my corporate peeps to see if they have that floating around still. May not hear back from them until Monday.
     
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    You discovered some updates? I admittedly didn't search the internet for any before posting.
     
  11. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thank you to those who sent me links!! Huge help! :D I'll be uploading these files to my dropbox and I'll drop a link in when they're uploaded for anyone else who needs them.
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Nope, as per posts #2 and #5, I had them stashed safely...
     
  13. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Off Topic: it's nice to have Office'08 installed side-by-side to Office'04.
    I like '04 more because it's much faster.
    But '08 offers a working OneCloud-connection with "MS Document Connection" (took me a long time to get aware of that)
     
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    I don't. If you can find the old broken links they may work on archive.org.
     
  17. frank2243 macrumors newbie

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    I will try that. However, if you have the english ones I am interested you (and the openxml converter if you have).
     
  18. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I found the archive.org workaround recently when I needed the OpenXML converter...

    You tried the link that roadbloc posted above?
     
  19. frank2243 macrumors newbie

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    Yes but the link doesn't work anymore.
     
  20. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Probably Dropbox killing the Public folder. Links across the internet are banjaxed because of that stupid idea. I'll have a look later tonight.
     
  21. appleish19 macrumors regular

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    Looking forward to the Dropbox link. :) Just bought office 2004 for my 466 iBook.
     
  22. frank2243 macrumors newbie

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    Is that the Clamshell?
     
  23. appleish19 macrumors regular

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    Yes The most powerful one:cool:
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, that was Dropbox getting pissy about a negligible percentage of people using the Public folder to host websites. Most people using the Public folder used it for the original intended purpose.

    When was the last time you visited a website that was hosted off of Dropbox?

    The management there has nothing better to do than cut features so they can monetize new 'features' no one uses.
     
  25. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    They have a stupid policy.
    I can't complain about anything happening to their terms and conditions cause I'm not a paying customer and have only a free 8GB account.
    But I'd pay for using my small account at a corresponding price, but I do not need a 1TB account that puts me on the drip...
    Stupid policy: IMHO 10 people paying 1Buck/100GB/month are more reliable than one user for 10Bucks/1TB/month.
    I'd even pay 1$ for my 8GB cause it's so convenient. But beyond fast&easy transfer and storage of a small amount of data (with only a copy stored in the cloud) I do not trust the reliability and transfer-rate of cloud at all, if things might get worse...
    Just imagine a "Black-Data-Thursday" - and everyone trying to recover his data off the cloud...
     

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