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

    Aug 27, 2009
    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?

  2. Henry Li macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    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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