Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 Released

What can you expect in Service Pack 1?

SP1 focuses on the issues that matter most to our customers based on direct customer feedback and error reporting tools. You can expect:

  • Stability. Using data from the Dr. Watson bug-reporting system, we've fixed the top software issues for each application in the 2007 Office system. The 2007 Office system SP1 also improves the stability of server components in the 2007 Office system and delivers compatibility with Windows Server® 2008, so you can confidently plan for future upgrades.
  • Performance. The 2007 Office system SP1 improves performance in applications and servers. Performance improvements can be found in Microsoft Office Excel® 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007.
  • Security. By incorporating incremental advances in security and results from application testing, the 2007 Office system SP1 offers home and office users better protection against malicious software and potential threats to privacy.

Download: Office Download Center
View: Office 2007 SP1 Whitepaper

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Anyone install Office 2007 SP1 on Vista machine with Vista SP1 RC installed. Tried to install and installation failed. Anyone else have any similar problems?

Microsoft removed the ability to do conventional slipstreaming/integrating with Office 2007. The way you do it now is to place the MSP file(s) into the Updates folder on the CD. That will force the installer to run at the end of the normal installation process.

OK, here's one way:

I use a folder at the root of my C drive called 'Downloads'

#1 - I left the SP in there after install, then I shortened the name to SP1.exe. Then I created a folder named 'FILES' in the 'Download' folder.
#2 - Open a command prompt, and use the 'cd' switch to get yourself to the place where the SP1.exe is (i.e. cd c:Downloads).
#3 - type the following (take in to account your own folder structure if needed, and without the quotes).

'sp1.exe /extract:FILES'

This will unpack the service pack into the folder 'FILES', and not run the installer. You will be asked to agree to the EULA before the extraction will occur. If you do it correctly, your destination folder will have MSP's in it that are named as so:


You only need to do this if you plan on adding the SP1 to the 'Updates' folder on the install CD & then re-burn the ISO (as I plan to do).

Update - GOD, I hate the fact that they removed direct slipstream capabilities from this latest version - adding the SP1 to the install media makes the damn thing grow to 889MB!

Installing this on my work laptop now.... Will be nice if outlook runs faster than it does now. Then I need to work out how I'm going to install on 350/450 odd machines :O Luckily I have WSUS :P

theyarecomingforyou said,
That doesn't support Vista and says it's designed for older versions of Office, so a no-go for me.

I concur :(

Even the new Silverlight version of download manager page doesnt show it I got a pop up asking if I wanted to try it when I clicked the link on the left and it advised it couldnt help.

I hope SP1 makes Outlook a bit faster. Maybe I have things setup wrong, but Outlook is just too slow for IMAP and Windows Mail just doesn't cut it for me.

Those links do not work; however, if you go to "Office Update" on the left side and let it validate your office install and scan your system, then after it scans the update shows up on the list of available updates.


I went onto their downloads section and it seems that the only SP1 update is Office 2007 Exchange Server, nothing else.

I don't think Tom jumped the gun.
Instead, it is the MS site which is still working odd --

For one, the main Office page puts up the download link to SP1, and then a link to "Other Office 2007 Service Packs"

All of it gives "page not found"

Now why would MS end up going live with the page and then bringing it up as a "page not found" and that this 'error has been logged and will be fixed asap'

I am all bemused

I hope this improves the performance of excel. When it comes to charting and macros ... it is S-L-O-W to the point of unusable compared to Excel '03

Wow and to think about 4 hours ago I was looking on their page for this update with no success.

The download centre link doesn't seem to work for me either.

Neobond said,

Tom Warren. He should have checked and made sure the download links actually work. Microsoft already had announced the Office 2007 SP1 was going to be released today. But obviously they are waiting until later in the day to do so.