How To Slipstream Office 2010 SP1

Now that Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 suite, this is the right time to slipstream/integrate SP1 into Office 2010 setup file. By slipstreaming Service Pack 1 into Office setup file, you will be able to save both time and effort next time when you install Office 2010 software.

Office 2010 SP1.

Slipstreaming or integrating Office Service Pack is pretty simple. You can slipstream SP1 without using third-party tools. We are going to use two simple commands to complete the slipstreaming process.

NOTE: We assume that you have Office 2010 installer file.

How to slipstream Office 2010 Service Pack 1:

Step 1: Download Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 from following links:

x86 version SP1 download | x64 version SP1 download

Please make sure that you have downloaded the right version.

Step 2: Create four folders named Office, OfficeFiles, SP1, and SP1Files in the root of “C” drive.

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# Copy downloaded SP1 installer to SP1 folder in your “C” drive and rename the installer file as SP1.exe (without space).

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For example, officesuite2010sp1-kb2460049-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe to SP1.exe

# Copy your Office 2010 installer file to Office folder in “C” drive and rename the installer as Office.exe (without space).

NOTE: If you have an Office 2010 CD, then please copy all files in the CD to OfficeFiles folder in “C” drive.

Step 3: Launch Run dialog-box. To do this, simply press Windows + R keys.

NOTE: Skip this step if you have an Office 2010 CD.

Type the following command to extract your Office 2010 setup file:

C:\office\Office.exe /extract:c:\OfficeFiles

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Click Continue button when you are prompted with UAC message. Click OK button when you see Files extracted successfully message.

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Step 4: Next step is to extract Service Pack 1 installation files by entering following command and then hitting enter:

C:\SP1\SP1.exe /extract:c:\SP1Files

Slipstream Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Step3

Click Continue button for the UAC prompt to see Office 2010 SP1 License Agreement box. Check Click here to accept the Microsoft Office Software License Terms box and then click Continue button.

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Step 5: Now copy all extracted files present SP1Files folder to Updates folder in OfficeFiles folder (C:\OfficeFiles\Updates).

Slipstream Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Step5

Step 6: You are done! Now, move OfficeFiles folder to a safe location (you can rename it as Office 2010 with SP1) and then run Setup.exe file in the folder to launch Office 2010 installation wizard. Delete all other folders that you have created in step 2.

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From now onwards, SP1 will automatically be installed during Office 2010 installation process. Good luck!



  1. Ian Broadbent says

    The comments above above about this process not being slipstreaming are correct. True slipstreaming involves updating the actual source files with the updated files e.g. with Office 2003 using “msiexec /p …”.
    Microsoft (for Volume License customers) do provide an Office 2010 .iso image integrated with SP1. I’d recommend downloading that. This updated iso will save the 370MB separate SP1 file set and the SP1 install time.

  2. Allan says

    Sorry to say. This is not slipstreaming. Int the install process you first install office 2010 and afterwards the SP1.

  3. Allan says

    But this is not slipstreaming SP1 into Office. If you slipstream it would update the current files in Office 2010. It does not.

  4. Derr says

    Because that’s what the article said when they copied it from the other blog. Found the same dumb@$$ article on the first three sites I checked.

    Wanna make it really easy? Extract the SP1 file with 7zip. Walla, yur done…

  5. Ryan Spooner says

    Quite why you feel the need to tell everyone to put the sp1.exe and the office.exe files into their own folders just to extract them is anybody’s guess… that’s just pointless. Leave them on the desktop and extract them from there.

  6. Awesoft says

    1. Save this text as “Slipstream.bat”

    md Office
    ProfessionalPlus.exe /extract:Office
    ren officesuite* officesuite.*
    officesuite /extract:Office\Updates

    2. Download and copy the two files Office (ProfessionalPlus.exe) and Service Pack (officesuite…) in the same path of “Slipstream.bat”

    3. Run “Slipstream.bat”

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