Office 2008 Updates

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  1. yassi macrumors member

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    I've got a cheap Office 2008 update DVD for my G5 (I had a old Office vX CD lying around).

    The Microsoft Autoupdate shows me the the final update as available (12.3.6) but when I try to download it, it just jumps back and the update can't be downloaded.
    BTW, I was able to download another two updates but not this one.

    Does one knows where the manually gt the update files, also prior to 12.3.6 (it needs 12.3.5)
    On the Microsoft site isn't available (I can't find it) - well the product is EOL, I know, maybe one has a mirror, or the files.
    I need the German Version.

    Can one please help?

    Thx,
    Yassi
     
  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    This happened to me too, you have to download the newest version of the AutoUpdate program and then the new files should download
     
  3. yassi thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I already have it, see screenshot.
    Or is there a newer version? If yes, where to download it?

    Picture 10.png
     
  4. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    I will be home in about an hour, I will check once I get home
     
  5. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Can't help on finding the update but Microsoft has completely messed up their webite's software library lately as links are either broken or missing on Office 2004 too. If the update is language specific you might want to check various university FTP sites, most IT departments often have their own software update database for faster local downloads.

    Based on this site's description the update was for Entourage to halt "web bugs"(email beacons) used by companies/spammers & being a general roll up of other patches but since its been EOL-ed this long I would use Thunderbird or SeaMonkey due to the better file database/compression(Entourage 2004/2008 were famous for having DB corruption issues): http://www.officeformachelp.com/2013/03/microsoft-releases-office-2008-for-mac-12-3-6-update/

    "Information on Microsoft’s site is confusing. This update supposedly addresses a single issue, which is a vulnerability in Outlook 2008 for Mac, which doesn’t exist. Customers should presume this instead means Entourage 2008 for Mac. The vulnerability could allow for Internet-based images to download without the customer’s consent, thus alerting the site the message has been received and viewed. Also, this may be a combo update that includes all prior updates or it may be a delta update that requires the 12.3.5 update be applied first. Microsoft’s information is conflicting."
     
  6. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    I've downloaded the whole bunch of updates for Office'04 and '08 a few months ago cause I was afraid drop of support would be happen some time.
    Lucky, the Office'08 Update 12.3.6 will update all previous versions (for Office'04 you'll need 6 Updates to be installed each after the other plus the OpenXMLConverter for docx-files. I use '04 more often since performance is slightly better concerning speed and GUI).
    But back to Office'08... You'll find the 12.3.6 update for download just here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=36897
    Have fun.
     
  7. yassi thread starter macrumors member

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    Bobesch, you saved my life!
    Thx, I'm just downloading the update!
     
  8. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I saw this earlier in the week, but couldn't help so didn't post. I've got all the required updates for v.X, 2004 and 2008 saved for English language versions. I've helped out a couple of people in the slack chat with them.

    Shame MS messed up the site.
     
  9. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Is "Update 12.3.6" the last one for Office'08? (good think that 12.3.6 includes all previous updates)

    And what about the updates for Office-X? Could you post their filenames. I have also a copy of OfficeX just for the hell of it. Nice to see how things grew in the past.

    Here's my list about my saved Office'04 updates (german-version). It's necessary to install them one after the other):
    Office2004-1160UpdateDE.dmg
    Office2004-1161UpdateDE.dmg
    Office2004-1162UpdateDE.dmg
    Office2004-1163UpdateDE.dmg
    Office2004-1164UpdateDE.dmg
    Office2004-1165UpdateDE.dmg
    OpenXMLConverter121.dmg

    Guess I'm gonna upload them to MacintoshGarden soon...
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Yep. Order from the original release is :
    Office2008-1210UpdateEN.dmg
    Office2008-1230UpdateEN.dmg
    Office2008-1236UpdateEN.dmg

    I'll have to check on v.X - files are on the TiBook.
     
  11. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, thanks.
    You only have to take care of the "Office2008-1236UpdateEN.dmg"...
    It ought to include the other two ones.
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't, they're delta updates. 1236 requires 1220 IIRC.

    Easiest path I found was retail -> 1210 -> 1230 -> 1236.
     
  13. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, thanks! Have to check the MS-support-sites.
    --- Post Merged, May 8, 2016 ---
    Well, I've found these steps for the Office'08 update routine (german version):
    SP1: http://download.microsoft.com/downl...a33f-f913a671f5b8/Office2008-1210UpdateDE.dmg
    SP1(engl.version): http://download.microsoft.com/downl...b65b-4ff1fe63b02c/Office2008-1210UpdateEN.dmg
    (info at: http://beqiraj.de/post/Office-2008-fuer-Mac-SP1-verfuegbar)
    SP2: https://www.microsoft.com/de-at/download/details.aspx?id=17575
    SP3: https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/dow...459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-74_ozimEJbvR40a6fCTkEg)()
    (with 12.3.6 requiring 12.2.0 = SP2. The link to 12.3.0 seems to be dead...)
     
  14. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    They'll list the pre-requisites under the System Requirements section. From what I recall 1236 required at least 1220 (aka SP2), which required 1210 (SP1).

    Some of the older versions were worse. 2004 security updates usually required the previous minor version installed. Autoupdate would keep finding new updates for nearly 10 iterations!
     
  15. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    I've reviewed the System-Requirements sections and that SP1 (12.1.0) => SP2 (12.2.0) => SP3 (12.3.6) update schedule was exactly the same you described.
    Obviously they removed the unnecessary update versions without updating links and descriptions.
     

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