Error Installing Office 2010 Service Pack 1 on Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP

After your attempt to install Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 fails, you may see this error in your application event log:


You may also see this error as well:


There is nothing wrong with your group policy settings.  This problem is with the Windows Installer not having enough contiguous virtual memory to ready large *.msi or *.msp packages.  You may get similar errors installing service packs or updates for other large programs besides Office.  Fortunately, Microsoft has a fix for this problem.  You can read about the issue and download the fix here:

Note:  As pointed out in the article, there is no fix available for Windows XP.


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