Office 2008 won't detect new updates

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by joseo128, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. joseo128 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 27, 2009
    #1
    Hi there,

    I just installed Office 2008 on Mac OS X 10.5.8, but I can't seem to get the system to detect Office updates; it won't even detect Office 2008 SP1. Every time I try to get Office to detect new updates, it gives me the following message:

    There are no updates available for your Microsoft software at this time. Please check again later.

    ...which is funny because there obviously ARE new updates. I know that I can simply download the updates manually from the Microsoft support site (which I did to install SP1), but I am curious as to what the source of the problem is, and if it can be fixed. I have had Office 2008 installed on the same machine before, but had to reinstall it. Before reinstalling, it detected updates just fine. Now it won't!

    I also installed the most recent version of Microsoft Autoupdate 2.1.1, but it didn't seem to work. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Henry Li macrumors member

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    Mar 24, 2009
    #2
    I've encountered this situation too.
    I downloaded the update of service pack 2 manually.
    But, the result is that the update failed, since it cannot search the MS office on my hard disk.
    I am looking for anyone else to solve this problem.
     

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