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Windows installs 32-bit updates for Office 2007 on 64-bit Windows & PC

Q: Windows installs 32-bit updates for Office 2007 on 64-bit Windows & PC


I would have thought this a common problem, but all I've found on 3 pages of search hits and 5 pages in this forum is about upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice versa). Still, I'll bet it's an easy one for you guys!

I have been trying to get Windows auto updates to stop telling me about updates I don't want/need (I don't use Outlook, but keep getting popups telling me to install updates for Outlook). While studying my current list of updates, I noticed that nearly all updates installed yesterday for MS Office 2007--7/11/12--say they are 32-bit. Here's what I'm running:

Dell Inspiron 620, Intel Cor i5-2320 CPU @3.00 GHz 3.)) GHz, RAM 6.00GB, Sys type 64-bit

Will my Office 2007 run okay?

And how safe & simple is it to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to SP2?

Thank you!

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A: Windows installs 32-bit updates for Office 2007 on 64-bit Windows & PC

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While working through patching our servers, there are several servers that MBSA is reporting that patches are missing:
MS13-002  Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687499)
MS11-073  Security Updates for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2584063)
2526310  Microsoft Office Access Runtime and Data Connectivity 2007 Service Pace 3
The servers are running Windows 2012 R2 and were patched this week with the current May, 2018 patches.

I downloaded the items to WSUS.  WSUS reports that 0 computers need these.

Any idea why these are showing up and/or how to ignore them?

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I have a queue of 5 office2007 updates that do not install. Every time I shut down, they say they are installing, but never do?
I have used the troubleshooter, which does its thing, finds a problem, fixes it, but then there is still no installation of the updates. I have tried installing manually one by one, to no avail.

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2288931)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2553089)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2584063)
Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2508958)
Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2539530)

Oh, I have also totally uninstalled, registry cleaned, and re-installed office too.
Any suggestions would be welcome, and thank you in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Office 2007 updates?


you could try running the 'system update readiness tool' from microsoft here Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2 this fixes many issues with installing updates weather from the windows update or manually.

let me know how you get on

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I have a new computer I built. I installed Windows 8.1 and all the updates I could find.

Next, I installed my copy of Office 2007, but I cannot locate the download site for it's

Anyone have a link to the latest updates for Office 2007 ?



A:Where Do I Find Office 2007 Updates Fro Windows 8.1

Look at #2 in the linked page: Office - Microsoft Download Center

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I have Windows 7 Home 64 bit.

Two updates will not install

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2509488)

Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2466156)

Error details: Code 8007066F

I also at one point got error code 80246007 because I did a lot of internet searching and tried various remedies.

please help me.

I started this thread - Windows Update Error due to recent Office 2007 Updates - Microsoft Answers - but haven't fixed the problem yet.


A:Windows Update Error due to recent Office 2007 Updates

First uninstall Microsoft Office Application
Reboot the computer
Perform Windows updates...
Reboot the computer
Install Microsoft Office

It's Done....

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I recently purchased Office 2007 Student edition and installed it. It works well except for the fact that every time I start any of the applications (Word, Excel, PP, etc.) it runs through and install and configuration process. I have uninstalled it, deleted all the registry entries and reinstalled it several times and it still keeps doing it. This is effectively keeping me from using Office and its driving me nuts. I really don't want to waste $150 on software that won't work. I included some screenshots of what happens to this post. I also get an error when I start excel that doesn't appear in any of the other programs. It says "stdole32.tlb" and thats it. And yes, you forum elites, I did google this thoroughly before I posted

One other item: I installed the zoho plugin shortly after I installed the software...the problem started shortly after that. I had only opened office once when I installed zoho. I don't see how a zoho plugin could screw it up but you never know.


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I am trying to upgrade machines that have a office 2007 STD installed using a custom MSP file and SCCM. All of our machines have Office 2007 STD on them but some users require the pro version. In order to do this I have created a new MSP for the office 2007 Pro and placed it in the update folder. When I run the Setup.exe from SCCM I am presented with the Office splash screen and then nothing. If I remove the customer MSP file and run Setup.exe manually I am prompted for the serial number and then the install proceeds as normal. I have read in other forums about an XML file that can be edited to do reinstalls but I have no experience with XML. Is there a GUI driven utility I can use to edit this?

Any suggestions would be appreciated


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 I have lost access to the file because of the change in file formats, it was in windows old but how do I recover it and then change the file formats? It strikes me this may be a problem in a business or a charity who just didn't have
the money or just didn't see the need to upgrade to windows 10. 

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Shortly after 3 am today, I noticed my Win 7 SP1 computer was about to automatically restart in order to complete installing updates. Before I could abort this, the computer restarted. And I immediately noticed that wretched Icon to "Get Windows 10" in my notification tray, with no way to remove or disable it.
When I checked my view updates history in Control Panel>Windows update, I saw that no less than 39 "Recommended" updates had been installed on May 31 - some issued as far back as 2012. Not one of them applied to issues on my system (the ones fixing problems with Lithuanian and Russian currency spring to mind as examples). In short, they all looked like updates I had hidden.
I checked my Windows Update settings, and Automatic Updates was still disabled. I went to Windows Update, and my "Hidden Updates" folder was empty. Well, at least I knew the what and where, if not the how and why, of what had happened.
Well, it was easy enough to uninstall the update that put the "Get Windows 10" icon in my tray - I just uninstalled the KB3035583 update from Control Panel in the usual way. Only took 3-4 minutes, including a system restart. Great - one uninstalled useless update down, only 36 to go. That should only take 2-3 hours.
But KB2600217 and KB2901983 were .NET Framework updates I had hidden back in 2015. And when I check Windows Update, it is now offering me no less than 12  Important .NET security updates that have been issued ... Read more

A:Windows installs hidden updates

Did you install the recent Win 7 SP1 KB3125574 convenience rollup? Maybe they got installed via that rollup??  Or did they get automatically installed because you didn't install the roll-up?
I have Win 7Pro+SP1 (32-bit) and I've only been offered MSE updates in past few days...
Make sure you specifically cancel the upgrade to Win 10 by clicking the link in the upgrade box to Change or Cancel... Just clicking the red X to close the box does not cancel the update. Clicking that X means you accept the upgrade and it will happen without further warning.
MS has been getting way too pushy and doing things without permission recently and that needs to STOP!

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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

A:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity

See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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I have encountered a Windows Update issue surrounding some Office updates (viz., KB2760411, KB2760583, and KB2760588). Update History records no installation failures ever and clearly shows these updates were successfully installed (current count 6 times). However, they constantly show up in the list of available updates, even after repeated reboots.

Have scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, using the latest database, and nothing was found.

Have executed Option 2 of How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Have followed Windows Update Posting Instructions. Have executed SURT twice. SFC reports corrupt files it could not fix. See multiple failures reported in CBS.log (zip attached), but have no idea how to fix them.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...

Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo

Yeah, a few threads here and on MS forums too,

Here we are again-Patch Tuesday

Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error

KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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Craeted iamge for T520 Win10 and deployed, clients are trying to install windows updates repeatly when turnrd off, don't complete do to Write filter being on. What is the prefered method of diabling updates on a Win10 image? I would think the base image would have this pre configured?

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I had a problem with Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working. The problem still exists. One of the steps was troubleshooting Windows 7. The troubleshooter showed that Windows Update was not registered. The troubleshooter supposedly fixed the issue. I went to check the settings and Windows Update settings now are to Install updates automatically. It is greyed out and you can't change it. There is a message at the top highlighted in yellow. Some settings are managed by your administrator. The User account is set as administrator and I can't change the setting. It was set to Ceck for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I haven't found anything on this and I would like some suggestions or a fix. Below is my System Information.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5861 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


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I spoke with the VLSC and they told me that to be able to install ESUs onto windows 7 installations that we would need to do the following:

Purchase a single licenses of Windows 10 with software assurance to get imaging rights and downgrade supportReimage each windows 7 system in the curstomer environment with the volume license service center windows 7 image iso

I would expect the updates since they are basically downloaded from a portal to install on pretty much any current install of Windows 7.  Am I correct that we would be able to have the MSP (assuming they have software that can deploy the ESUs) push
out the updates downloaded from the ESU portal to our clients current Windows 7 OEM installs or is VLSC correct in that every system would have to be reinstalled with a new volume license image before the ESUs could be installed on the system?

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I will start by saying I built the machine myself and originally I thought it was a ram stick, found one that I took out and the freezing stopped but it was the coincidence. It will freeze sometimes within 5 minutes or 1 hour. It is seemingly random. It will freeze with the full 16gb of ram and when i take out the stick with 12gb as well, and I figure its not the ram anymore and thats why I turn to you. I think it may be a software bug or something thats not installed. I have tried to install all the drivers that are out and the freezing happens sometimes when i go to install a program, download a driver, download a torrent, it seems during processes it just stops, screen locks up and it needs to be re-booted. Cant alt-tab, cant alt+ctrl+del or anything. Is there a program I can run to check everything? or a log or screenshots of a file or anything that you guys could use to diagnose? I'll get you anything you need, its frustrating that such a beautiful machine is freezing Also another thing that makes me think that its software rather than hardware is the fact that when i try to install windows updates they fail with an error 800B0100 and I have tried resetting the updater and running Microsoft tools and troubleshooters, nothings working.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
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A:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Malwarebytes scan, Clean Boot and SFC. Stress test your RAM for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Someone with expertise on RAM timing also needs to look at your settings there.

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Two days ago I was surfing the web and my computer decided to close everything and reboot, but not before configuring updates without my permission which I think is what I had it set on. My first thought was that it was some kind of virus so I shut it down before they were installed (held down the power button).

In retrospect, this was probably a stupid thing to do because then when I started it back up I got the blue screen saying windows failed to start or something like that ("this could be a hardware/software issue" etc). Anyway after a few other things, I decided to just completely wipe it and start over as I hadn't backed anything up so I lost all my files and everything else.

Then, about an hour ago it happened again while I was in the middle of a game (just quit the game and started shutting down and installing updates without any warning that I could see). This time I just left it to see what happened and here I am. I looked at what had been installed in update history and there's a huge list including:

Update for windows Vista (25 of these)
Security update for windows Vista (50 of these)
Cumulative security update for IE7 for windows Vista (1)
Cumulative security update for windows mail for windows Vista (1)
Security update for windows media format runtime 11 for windows vista (2)
Security update for movie maker 6.0 for windows vista (1)
Security update for Microsoft .NET framework, version 2.0 (1)
Security update for Jscript 5.7 for windows vista (... Read more

A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?


You have to realize that we are not there, with the ability to look at the machine and the settings. May I suggest that you follow these instructions and make sure that you are on the proper settings
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating


Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

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Ok over the past week or so windows has been installing the same 3 updates every night! Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

So I checked to see if they failed and they were installed successfully!

I have ran 3 different MS Fixit things to no avail. I have tried to update the PC manually however it does not go past 0% on installing the updates it just says preparing updates.

I tried adding 2 optional updates to make it 5 and manually clicking update however it sticks on 0% downloading updates.

I am usually pretty good at troubleshooting and fixing PC problems however this one I am defeated! I do not want to restore if possible, will this take away ANY of my files e.g work I have done I have never had to do it before!

However if someone can suggest a fix without having to restore that would be great!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Update - Installs Same Updates On Shut Down - 0% Stuck

Ok something new,

I tried some more fixes I found online I tried deleting the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to no avail.

And also ran a program which reinstalled WU and all its .dll's etc.

Now I have a different problem it wont search for updates it says searching then stops and say error "8008005".

Tried disabling AV and FIrewall (Avast, Comodo and MBAM) and ran scans on all of those including SUPERAntiSpyware.

I only have one system restore from around 5 days ago when the updates were just reinstalling and i had no errors.

Should I restore to that or try and fix this error (which i have been looking how to with no luck!)


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I have a number of used Dell systems, mostly optiplex GX150, GX240, GX260 and GX270, as well as one brand new custom built machine.

There are at least 15 machines total, and on each one I've installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 on the disc. On each one, ALL or MOST of the windows updates will fail if I skip the SP3 installation. This isn't a problem as SP3 works fine on the Dell machines and they're being prepped to be sold anyway.

The problem is on the custom build. The customer specifically requested NOT to have Service Pack 3 on the machine. There are about 20 updates that fail on this machine. I've tried using Dial-a-fix to re-register dll's and restart services etc to no avail.

Any suggestions? These are all clean XP installs with no additional software other than device drivers.

A:Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.

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So, I acquired this great gaming PC a few weeks ago, and everything was going great - then I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 7 x64, and when it came time to install the video card drivers, I've faced a series of crashes, and it has only gotten progressively worse. Since then, I've encountered BSOD during new installs of windows 7, almost during every windows update, and during most driver installs. I was tinkering around with the HDDs (unplugging, replugging), because I read that I needed to disconnect one to be able to install properly on the SSD.

Anyways, some of the errors I've been receiving are:

and 0x0000007f

I pray It's nothing that I have to go back in and physically tinker with, because I'm so afraid of just making things worse.

I don't know how to post those long logs of errors, so if someone can try to help out a TOTAL newb, I would be very greatful. I really didn't want to come here to ask for a handout, but I'm running out of hope.

some general information:
Win 7 x64
Intel i5-2500k
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition Radion HD 7850 GPU

Please be gentle.

Thank you


A:Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

Please follow - BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a Compaq Presario which has a fresh install of Windows 7 (legit). All was fine until I was playing a game on Facebook and when I went to play it again one day it wouldn't load properly to the game. I saw a popup prompting that to play games you might want adobe flash player installed but I am fairly sure I installed that when I installed windows7. I am normally very thorough but I tried to reinstall it anyway since it wouldn't or shouldn't hurt.
I then found that it wouldn't follow all the way through on the install. Partway through the install I get a popup saying "Installation encountered errors. Actionlist not found."
I am also getting messages almost everytime I try to go to a website. I get a screen message that the site is dangerous and I have to agree to an exception in my security to get there. I never set my security that high or like that. It has done that on it's own. I am trying to find where to lower the sensitivity but have had no luck so far.
Sometimes when I left click on a link or anything on the webpage that requires a left mouse click it does not accept it. I know that there is nothing wrong with the mouse. I have tested and confirmed it.
Does anyone know what might me happening. My Avast virus scan shows nothing. I have Tune up Utilities and it fixed all problems it found but no help and also I am having problems with windows update. Please help if you have ideas about what is going on. Everything was fine until I put the... Read more

A:Main Problem is Windows 7 not allowing updates or installs

You can adjust your security setting from 'Control Panel / Internet Options / Security' but it is possible you have picked up a malware infection. I would advise that you download Malwareytes from here :
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

and run it as per its instructions. If this shows anything that you cannot confidentally deal with yourself, or that Malwarebytes cannot deal with on your behalf, you should post baqck here but in the 'Am I infected' section.
Chris Cosgrove

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Am not sure what to do with these updates:

Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553455) 32-Bit Edition

Windows Updates says they are important.

I do not have Office 2010 installed. Office 2007 is installed.

My security software keeps telling me I am at risk because my operating system is not up to date.

Any thoughts on what I should do?

A:Receiving updates for Office 2010 but Office 2007 is installed.

If your computer is relatively new, it may have come with a trial install of Office 2010 - check the Start menu, and the Programs & Features listing.
You may also have installed Viewers for things like PowerPoint 2010, which still require updates.

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Hi everyone,

When I first got my computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1), it had a preinstalled trial version of Microsoft Office 2007. I removed it via the control panel (Programs and Features) and installed Office 2010. However, I still get Office 2007 updates via Windows Update. They even installed successfully.
There are no Office 2007 components listed under Programs and Features.

Why am I getting Office 2007 updates although I've got only Office 2010?...

A:receiving Office 2007 updates but have got Office 2010 installed

This should help:
How do I uninstall the 2007 Office suites if I cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature?

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I am running Office 2013 on a cleanly installd SDD that has only ever had office 2013 installed on it. Any idea why windows update is giving me Office 2007 updates, specifically


I should decline these, right?


A:Office 2007 updates when I only have Office 2013

No don't decline these updates.
Office 2013 updates in the background & does not show up in the usual Windows Updates section. I am using Office 2013 Pro & I have it set for installing updates automatically.
It would be best just to let any updates that are required to be installed. Often certain updates are incorporated to cover a few versions of Office as they earlier ones need it so they incorporate it to cover all the applicable versions, which may also include later versions.
Therefore just leave it alone as fiddling with updates often causes trouble. Also it is just a whole lot of unnecessary work for you.

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Can anyone tell me how to re-install Microsoft Office? I've just had to do a complete re-install of Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition (as a parallel, repair function was not working on the original version) after a blue screen error nightmare followed by issues with the keyboard and mouse not being recognized. Those issues are now resolved and I was able to keep my data. I see everything in the system has been restored except Microsoft Office 2007. I can see the files but cannot access the actual program. My word and excel files are there but I cannot open them without the program. I do have the Application and Drivers & Utilities CD's (DELL Dimension E520). Any advice would be appreciated.


A:[SOLVED] Need to re-install MS Office 2007 in Windows XP - (actually Office 2003)

You need the Office 2007 installation cd . . If it came with the PC, Dell should have included it in the package of cd's with the system

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I have automatic updates disabled; I also disable windows update and bits and allow it to run only once or twice a week; On an off chance I had forgotten to disable windows update for two days, it automatically installed an update even though automatic updates
was confirmed disabled and set to "check but do not download."  This suggests Microsoft or a MITM may be capable of pushing unwanted updates or worse.
I suspected that Microsoft and affiliates working with the NSA, DoD, Israel, and or the US and possibly other foreign governments are testing to see it if were possible to run an update with the future intent of injecting malware. I have since disabled automatic
updates and run them only at my own leisure. It is every first or second Tuesday of each month that windows releases their monthly security rollups, providing little reason to leave automatic updates on 24/7. With windows update's history of malfeasance, collusion
and security risks I recommend all security conscious users do the same. 
It would be nice to see a script for accomplishing this automatically, if anybody could provide details on how to do this, that would be much appreciated.


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i remember with windows xp and office, you could go to a different part of the microsoft windows update website in Internet Explorer, and it would prompt you with ActiveX to allow updates for Office, and after you did that then when you went to the normal windows (xp) update site there would be a whole other section of updates for microsoft office available. That was with office 2007 anyway.

i use a dell restore cd for windows 7 professional, on a dell pc obviously, to install win7 from scratch.
I can do windows updates no problem.
I have microsoft office 2010 professional plus with a valid license key, these are provided by my IT dept.
Office installs fine, during the install i can go through the options and install excel, powerpoint, all shared tools, and so on. Once installed, it works fine. There is no service pack installed at this point.

From here if I go windows update, I never see anything for office.
From within office, Microsoft Word file menu help for example, it shows office is activated and if i click on check for updates there it then opens an IE window which says updates can be done from start menu - programs - windows update. If i do that, it's a normal windows operating system update and I get nothing for office.

I have manually downloaded from microsoft, Office 2010 SP1 and SP2, and have installed either one.
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A:not showing office updates thru windows update for office 2010 win7

You mean what's called Microsoft Update. If you go in to the settings in Windows Update, do you have this checked:

I have Office 2013 Pro Plus, but the click-to-run version which updates itself and is not part of Windows Update. But I don't think there's a click-to-run version for 2010 Pro Plus so that is probably not the issue here.

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Hi, I searched before asking this and it's probably a very simple answer. I have removed Windows Office from my laptop. Now using Open Office. Am I correct in thinking that it is safe to ignore all Windows Updates for any Office application? Plus, is it safe to remove any that were installed prior to my switch to OO. Although, I would think they went with Office when it was uninstalled.

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Office has been removed. Safe to ignore updates for Office?

short answer? yes

Long Answer? Indubitubly

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!

A:How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates?

bloomcounty said:

I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

1. No. You either do Windows update and Office update, or you do Microsoft update, which does both at once.

2. I think so, but I am not positive. If you need it, it will install it, or, if you decline, you may not get updates. One way to find out, try it.

3. I don't think it will do the updates without it. Again, try it. It never caused any problems for me having it.

4. I can't guarantee that, nor can anyone else. Sometimes these "h... Read more

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.I'm wondering:1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?Thanks for the help!

A:How Important Are Ms Office Updates? Are They Included In Windows Critical Updates?

I don't have that detection tool either. At least some of the office updates are available through the windows update feature. You can also navigate to the Office updates site from the windows update site. There are no problems with installing the office updates separately. In fact, I generally download only 1 or 2 updates at a time as I am on dial-up.

Orange Blossom

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I don't even have MS Office Suite installed ... do I need to install the security 'patches' ?

What is confusing is that IE security updates are necessary for Windows even though I don't use IE.

A:Windows Security Updates For Office Needed If Don't Use Office?

IE is part of Windows, so you will see updates for it whether you use it or not. If you are seeing updates specifically dealing with Office, then you have it or some part of it installed. You don't get updates for a product that isn't there.

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After installing the Anniversary Update, I checked some of the Windows Update settings. I found that the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" is now unchecked and further more it is also grayed out so I cannot recheck it. With the Anniversary Update, are Office updates now automatically included in Windows Updates?


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I am using Office 2013 Pro & it does not show updates in the normal Windows Update section on my computer. I have to refer to any Office application, select File & then Accounts to see that I have automatic updates selected & the update number, but it does not tell me if it is the latest update, so I have to check to see that it is the latest, which it is apparently.
I would like to be able to see which Office updates are available & to install them as I do with the usual Windows Updates. Can anyone suggest a solution please.

A:How do I get Office 2013 updates to show in Windows Updates.

Just a random thought. Does your computer have the "Click-to-Run" version of Office installed? Updates for the C2R version do not appear in Windows Update or WSUS. Updates are downloaded in the background automatically (whether you want them to or not).

You can identify C2R by looking under the File tab. There will be a button that shows update options (on or off) and the version number. Another way to identify C2R is in Window's Programs & Features. With C2R, you no longer have the ability to add or delete Office applications.

How to: Verify Whether Outlook Is a Click-to-Run Application on a Computer

Of Click-to-Run and Custom Installs of Office 2013 | Office 2013 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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Is there somewhere that you can get a CD or download updates for Office 2007 since Microsoft has stopped support as of 04-10-2012. I have SP3, but there were updates after that.

Thanks Clint

A:Office 2007 Updates

I didn't know they had stopped support.

I got 11 different updates for Office 2007 yesterday 4-11-12 via Windows Update. Did you get them?

The only others I got recently were on 10-25-11, also from Windows Update.

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Hi All
I installed Office 2007 Ent. on my Win 7 drive and everything was working - then allowed 24 updates.

Now all Office programs are saying they are not installed for this user?

And I can't figure a way to uninstall the updates to see if that was the problem.

Can anyone tell me a solution?


A:Office 2007 and Updates

I've allowed all the updates to my office 2007 ultimate without any problem.

Are you running on the same user account that you installed office on?

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, updated correctly. For the last Two Months any update for my Office 2007 won't install. All other updates download and install properly. Suggestions for correcting this will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Office 2007 updates

Do you get any error codes while trying to install the updates?

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All of a sudden I got 32 updates today, with 29 of them for Office 2007.
I've had Office 2007 installed for the past 4 months and this is the first time i'm getting any updates for it

2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Download size: 193.9 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
Service Pack 1 provides the latest updates to the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite. This update also applies to Expression Web and Visual Web Developer.
More information:
Download details: The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1) &displaylang=en
Help and Support:
Microsoft Support

Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810)
Download size: 712 KB
Update type: Important
Office Genuine Advantage Notifications is part of Microsoft?s effort to reduce software piracy. Installing this software will help confirm that the copy of Office install on this computer is genuine and properly licensed. If the copy of Office installed on the computer is not genuine, the software will provide periodic reminders to help you take appropriate action and protect yourself from security threats posed by counterfeit software.
More information:
Genuine Microsoft Software
Help and Support:
Description of the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications application

Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB960003)
Download size: 7.3 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.... Read more

A:29 Updates for Office 2007 ?

Good morning,

As of the moment, they are up into service pack 2 for office 07. So even after these you will have a few more~~ Not sure why it took that long to get those updates.

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Hello and thanks for looking at this thread.
So whenever i install office 2007 the full pack, it always follows with a buncha updates.. and they are huge.. do i really need to install them? like.. ill use word once in a month... but i just don't want to go through the hassle of installing all them updates that follow after the installation of office, do i need them?

A:Office 2007 updates

Yes, you need them. As for the hugeness, just download the latest sp and burn it to CD, then every time you reinstall you just need only the incremental updates.

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So I used to have Office 2007. I completely removed it, i'm talking using windows installer cleanup, deleting registry files, every program file related to it in so many places on my computer. Then I installed 2010 beta.

But three updates for Office 2007 keep showing up in Windows Update. its one for the junk email filter and two other security updates. I know I can hide them, and I did that, but in the back of my mind, hiding isn't good enough for me. Its bugging me that I can't make it so they won't show up anymore. Any Ideas?

A:Office 2007 Updates keep showing up..

just go ahead and let them install . Since office 2010 is still beta it may use some 2007 files.

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I want to know what happen with the Microsoft Office 2007 updates , after install Microsoft office 2010 ?

A:Microsoft office 2007 updates?

Hi johnvargas,

You might continue to receive updates for Microsoft Office 2007 via WindowsUpdate if you have the following Microsoft 2007-related components installed:

Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter

Do you have Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack, Web Components, Viewers etc installed?


I have got Office 2010 installed on my other computer and occasionally receive Office 2007 via Windows Update.

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Simple question this time I hope. I have just taken a friend's laptop back to factory settings. It reinstalls with a trial version of Office 2007 which he does not want. I have uninstalled the program in the usual way but can I now safely remove any or all of the 2007 Office updates which are pretty considerable.

His lappie is vintage 2009 so there are many updates.

I have tried Microsoft FIX it etc. but the updates still remain.

Would it be safe to uninstall manually via Control Panel / Uninstall etc.


A:Vista and old Office 2007 updates

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Last week, I wanted to get rid of Office 2007 and Powerpoint Viewer 2007 on this Vista laptop. Because the uninstall program didn't work properly, I had to do it manually (via a guide on the Microsoft support site, deleting reg keys etc.)I thought that everything was OK but after a few days, I got "Can't install blahblah, insert disk blahblah" error messages.Googled the exact error message and it turns out that it comes from Office 2007 updates, that aren't deleted.I tried the control panel -> software -> installed updates way; and I can see the updates (see screenshot) but I can't delete them.It needs EnterpriserWW.msi which I don't have.Re-installing Office 2007/Powerpoint viewer 2007 and then trying to delete the updates didn't go either because then, I got "updates not installed on this product" error messages.Any help please? http://img239.imageshack.us/my.php?image=updatesbl7.jpg

A:Can't Remove Office 2007 Updates


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How can I get Windows update to find new updates for Office 2007? I've set automatic update to never/manual and unchecked "give reccomended same way as important". Yet, when I click "find updates", there are no items for Office 2007. This is a new install of O2007 btw, wth just the SP3 applied, nothing else.

This is someone else's screen shot. My system only shows two options, none of which involve other MS products...

(Btw, I have installed all other updates up till this month, so I'm pretty sure my update agent is up to date, just that it's not showing all four of those options)

A:Office 2007 updates not showing

Thought I hijack this thread rather than create a new one, but I just did a clean install of 7 and installed office 07, but I am having the same problem. I am not given the option for microsoft updates at all. I've never had this problem before. Is there something that I installed incorrectly perhaps? I do a custom install of office and only use word and excel and leave the other office tools, but I may have accidentally turned something off. Could that be a reason?

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I have MS Office 2010 (64-bit version) on my x64 win 7 HP Pavilion. Yet Windows update keeps wanting to install security updates for various Office 2007 products. I try to hide the updates, but they automatically unhide. I try to apply them, and I get the green updated successfully message, then immediately I receive a notice that new updates are available, and it's those same Office 2007 ones. I never had Office 2007 on this machine - or any Office 2007 product.

Any thoughts?

A:Persistent Office 2007 updates

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Having repeated failure today to install Office 2007 updates KB959997 (Excel) & KB960003 (Office Systems).
Running Vista Home Premium 32bit, SP1; IE8; have Norton AV 360

appreciate help

A:can't install Office 2007 updates

i'm not sure what the problem is but i also had this problem before and it was due to a damage windows installer so i suggest you try this

- download http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/wp.../msiserver.zip
- unzip the file to desktop
- double click / right click and click merge
- click yes if you have uac on
- afterwards restart your computer

information taken from - Error "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed" in Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

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I just bought the MS Office 2007 Enterprise version. The software seems to work OK but will not auto update.
I have uninstalled and then re-installed. I had to turn off the Auto updates because it would try to install the same ones over and over. When I attempted to install them one at a time they fail with the error "The expected version of the product was not found on the system.".

I did have an older version of MS Office that I uninstalled prior to installing the new version.


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Basically I've been having a hard time of late trying to install updates on my laptop. The security updates for Office are below. I've tried numerous times to install them when I've restarted the machine or just when I'm first logging on and all that happens is it gets to a certain amount and just stops. I've tried manually downloading the updates, using the FixIt on the Microsoft website and countless other things I've read in various places.

Security Updates for Microsoft Office 2007 system (KB2553089)
Security Updates for Microsoft Office 2007 system (KB2553090)
Security Updates for Microsoft Office 2007 system (KB2584063)
Security Updates for Microsoft Office 2007 system (KB2553074)

I decided to also try and uninstall my Office 2007 however the uninstall never finishes and when I try and repair it through add/remove programs when I click Change nothing ever appears.

Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks.

A:Security Updates for Microsoft Office 2007

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Try installing the Windows Updates Readiness Tool, which addresses problems with updates.


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