How to tell which Office service pack is installed

A few days ago, I installed the Office 2010 Service Pack 1 and to my dismay, I couldn’t actually tell if it had installed. The version under Program and Features hadn’t changed. There were some really complicated instructions by Microsoft for determining if SP1 had been installed, but then I stumbled across Chris Heacock’s (@chrisheacock) blog post on Verifying 2010 SP1 installations, which saved me so much time.

So here you go, a rehash of how to tell what service pack is installed in Office 2010, along with 2007 and 2003!

Office 2010

  1. Open an Office application, such as Excel or Word.
  2. Go to File.
  3. Go to Help.
  4. On the right-hand side, under Version, there should be a link to Additional Version and Copyright Information. Click that link.
  5. In the About window, you should see the full version (e.g. Microsoft Excel 2010 (14.0.6024.1000) followed by an MSO number. If you see “SP1,” then you have service pack one installed.

2010

Office 2007

  1. Open an Office application, such as Excel or Word.
  2. Go to the Windows icon.
  3. Go to Excel Options (or the equivalent for the application you’re using, such as Word Options).
  4. Go to Resources.
  5. Under Resources will be a section about Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (or Word etc.)The full version will be listed (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel 2007 12.0.6665.5003) followed by an MSO number. If you see “SP2,” “SP3,” etc., then you have the service pack installed.

2007

Office 2003

  1. Open an Office application, such as Excel or Word.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Select About Microsoft Office Excel (or Word etc.)
  4. The full version will be listed (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel 2003 11.8341.8341). If you see “SP2,” “SP3,” etc., then you have the service pack installed.

2003

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