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So you downloaded and installed SP1, but now you want to verify that SP1 actually installed!

Looking at Outlook's Help Screen under Help->About, it isn't readily apparent that SP1 is installed.

Like me, you probably expected to see 14.1.something. Perhaps 14.0.something SP1, right?

If you click on that "Additional Version and Copyright Information", another window will pop up and show you a bit more useful info (if you don't have the version numbers committed to memory)

That window *does* give us that comforting SP1, and now we can determine that if you have Office 14.1.6023.1000 (and beyond) you are indeed runnning Office 2010 SP1!

 

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:47 AM | Back to top


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Thanks! Worked for me.
Left by User on Jul 13, 2011 6:12 PM

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This is *exactly* what I was looking for.

Remember when checking the version was simple?

Like selecting "Help" and then "About" from the menu?

How hard is it really to put an "SP1" in the version line anyway?

Aloha,
Jonathan Spangler
Left by Jonathan Spangler on Aug 11, 2011 12:42 PM

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Thanks, I am seeking the information, it is very useful for me.
Left by Ethan on Sep 26, 2011 1:23 AM

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So how do I determine that MSO 2010 SP1 is installed from a script? Is there a registry key that I can reliably refer to?

Thanks.
Left by JP on Sep 29, 2011 11:42 AM

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no coment I need installeded office 2011 programme thanks
Left by rachman ahmadi on Oct 15, 2011 6:09 AM

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Determining the installed version should be an easy task, but thanks Microsoft it got more and more difficult.

First of all, they removed the "About"-screen from where you'd normally expect it (at the help-symbol).
Instead, now you have to enter the "File"-menu and enter the "help"-submenu.
If you got that far, you think that you found the version information string, but "SP1" is missing. So from this version information window, you have to oben another version information subwindow.

Thinks get worse and worse with Microsoft Office, and this was just ONE example. They should have kept it the way it's always been, until Office 2003.

Thanks for this hint, anyway!
Left by Karl Schoberling on Oct 24, 2011 10:45 AM

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thanx its useful & very helpful answer
Left by farhan nawaz on Nov 02, 2011 3:27 AM

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Great info, now I know SP1 is installed.
Thanks
Left by Bill on Jul 12, 2012 11:56 PM

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