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EULA prompt in MS Office XP. Was it from WGA? RRS feed

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  • A couple days ago I installed Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications application (KB905474) when I ran my Windows Update.

    I seem to recall it prompted me to accept a new EULA so I did.

    Fast forward a couple days...

    First time I open up MS Word XP (2002), I get a prompt to again accept a EULA in order to continue. Huh?

    Did this prompt for the EULA in MS Office come from the WGA installation? Is Office Genuine Advantage now incorporated in Windows Genuine Advantage?

    Thanks.

    Brad

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 2:38 AM

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  •  BradinMI wrote:

    A couple days ago I installed Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications application (KB905474) when I ran my Windows Update.

    I seem to recall it prompted me to accept a new EULA so I did.

    Fast forward a couple days...

    First time I open up MS Word XP (2002), I get a prompt to again accept a EULA in order to continue. Huh?

    Did this prompt for the EULA in MS Office come from the WGA installation? Is Office Genuine Advantage now incorporated in Windows Genuine Advantage?

    Thanks.

    Brad

     

    You must accept the Office End User License Agreement every time that you start an Office program: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884202/en-us

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:19 AM
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  • Brad, I can assure you no, it does not.

     

    However, have you recently tried to reach Office downloads via Download Center?

     

    -phil

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:18 AM
  •  BradinMI wrote:

    A couple days ago I installed Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications application (KB905474) when I ran my Windows Update.

    I seem to recall it prompted me to accept a new EULA so I did.

    Fast forward a couple days...

    First time I open up MS Word XP (2002), I get a prompt to again accept a EULA in order to continue. Huh?

    Did this prompt for the EULA in MS Office come from the WGA installation? Is Office Genuine Advantage now incorporated in Windows Genuine Advantage?

    Thanks.

    Brad

     

    You must accept the Office End User License Agreement every time that you start an Office program: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884202/en-us

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:19 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Phil,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I checked my personal install log (very handy to know what you've done), and here are the entries for the last several days. I did apply some updates through the Download Center. Some of them are from the same day (9/23) that I installed the Windows Genuine Advantage.

    Here's the log:

    08/19/06
    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB918899).
    Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB920214).
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP (KB917734).
    Security Update for Windows XP in the way ART images are handled (KB918439).
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB920670).
    Security Update for Windows XP in DNS resolution (KB920683).
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB921398).
    Security Update for Windows XP in HTML Help (KB922616).
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - August 2006 (KB890830).
    Security Update for PowerPoint 2002 (KB905758).
    Security Update for Excel 2002 to prevent elevation of rights (KB918420).
    Security Update for Office XP (KB914796).
    Security Update for Office XP (KB920821).
    Security Update for Office XP in PowerPoint 2002 files (KB921567).
    Update for Office XP spelling checker (KB913471).
    Update for Access 2002 removes functionality that lets users add new data
    to or edit existing data in a linked MS Excel worksheet (KB904018).
    Update for Word 2002 provides Rich Text Format improvements (KB917347).
    Update for PowerPoint 2002 provides Rich Text Format improvements (KB917153).

    09/13/06
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2006 (KB890830).
    Update for Windows XP to fix problem in Filter Manager that could prevent
    the installation of Windows updates (KB922582).
    Security Update for Windows XP in Reliable Multicast Program (PGM) that
    could cause denial of service (KB919007).
    Security Update for Windows XP to prevent an attacker to gain access to
    restricted data (KB920685).
    Update for Windows XP to audio component to prevent memory corruption issues
    in SP2 (KB920872).

    09/23/06
    Security update for Publisher 2002 to patch vulnerability (KB894541).
    Security update for Outlook 2002 to patch vulnerability (KB905649).
    Security update for SharePoint Team Services to patch vulnerability (KB911701).
    Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474).

    09/26/06
    Security update for Windows XP related to Vector Markup Language (VML) (KB925486).

    I use Outlook Express at home, not full-blown Outlook. I have used Publisher before. Anyways, I'm pretty sure I have used Word since the updates that were applied on 8/19, which included some loaded by using the Update Office feature from the Microsoft Office website. I'll have to check into it more when I'm at home (at work, now).

    Do you think the updates from 9/23 did the trick?

    Thank you, again.

    Brad

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 1:28 PM
  • Hi Carey,

    Interesting, veeeery interesting. I'll take a peek at my Registry settings this evening.

    Thank you for the heads up.

    Brad

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006 1:29 PM
  • I checked the Registry settings per the listed article and changed the value as indicated. I have not received the prompting to accept the EULA except the one time on Monday. So I suspect this wasn't the issue. But, it was worth a shot.

    Thanks!

    Brad

     

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:17 AM