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Old 03-08-2010, 01:13 PM
mikolajek mikolajek is offline Why does Office update installs patches for programs not installed? Windows 7 Why does Office update installs patches for programs not installed? Office 2007
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Hi,

I just set up a fresh install of my Office 2007 copy. This time I skipped things like Outlook or InfoPatch etc. I've installed only Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

When switching computer off I saw 19 updates installing... When I started the system again, I opened the update history it turned out that there were updates for all Office programs applied (incl. Publisher, Access, Outlook etc.), not only those actually installed!

Anyone can explain this strange thing to me? What's the point to install patches for apps not actually present on the system?

Is it OK to install them? I believe such trash my slow down my system...
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steveman1234 steveman1234 is offline Why does Office update installs patches for programs not installed? Windows Vista Why does Office update installs patches for programs not installed? Office 2007
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You can limit what installs on your system in Windows Update. I always select the option to not download anything and just alert me when new updates are ready. This way I choose what is important or not. It depends on the size of the extra updates, but in general if you don't need something don't install it.
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