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.


Access 2013, Word 2013, and Excel 2013

It appears Office 2013 is well on its way.  Three of the teams have already made formal announcements via their blogs.

From the Official Microsoft Word Blog:

From the Official Microsoft Excel Blog:

From the Official Microsoft Access Blog:


The Microsoft Office Blogs

Almost everyone I know uses Microsoft Office.  And, everyone of those do not use all of its features.  Fortunately, help is on the way.  The employees of Microsoft who actually make the Office product suites have their own blogs with many useful tips.  Here are just a few:

The Microsoft Excel Blog

The Microsoft Word Blog

The Microsoft PowerPoint Blog

The Microsoft Outlook Blog

I hope the links above help.  I have found many useful tips on those blogs that have saved lots of time.  Be sure to check them out!