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not showing office updates thru windows update for office 2010 win7

Question: not showing office updates thru windows update for office 2010 win7

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.
When i go to the help menu it then shows office 2010 SP # so the service pack seems to have installed no problem. But I still never see any updates for office from windows update. what's the deal?

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Answer: 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 recently formatted my Dell Inspiron Duo netbook, with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I installed all of the software which I run on it without any problems.

When I try to update Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus (32bit) Windows Update only finds a few updates, and after they're installed it doesn't find anymore updates. It doesn't even find Office 2010 SP1.

{Note: I had no problems with other updates like Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or other Microsoft updates.

I tried uninstalling Office 2010 and installing it again but nothing changed. The privacy settings which show up the first time you run an Office application I set it as "Recommended settings".

I also tried downloading Office 2010 SP1 (32bit) and when I tried to run it an error came up saying something like version mismatch (I presume that you need to install other updates before running the setup & I also tried to download an other update but the same error came up.)

I didn't have this problem before I formatted the computer.}

I hope I gave a detailed description of my issue, and thanks.

Answer:Windows Update can't find Office 2010 Updates

Hello BondClint,

* To enable us to to better help you we need the KB error number.

* How long have you had this problem? { days, weeks?}
Links for you to read...

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 technical problems

How to use the Inbox Repair tool with the click-to-run version of Outlook 2010

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

Repair or remove Office 2010 - Outlook -

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I installed office 2013 with SP1, on Windows 8.1 update 1.
Office version is 15.0.4569.1506.
But Windows update is showing Service Pack 1 for Office is available for download.

Is it a fault? How to determine my office is with SP1? How to tell windows update that office has SP1?

Answer:Windows update is showing wrong updates for Office 2013SP1

What is the KB number?

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It seems that there may be a problem in Office 2010. I just installed it to the standard MS default/recommended settings .........all looked good...used Word great..until I use Excel and each time I try to use excel it sets off an 'Office Configuration' screen which I can not take a few minutes and then loads OK. I tried to launch it from the installed prgrams icon but there is no files on 'start in' etc..I tied to create a shortcut to the desktop from the excel.exe file and get the same reconfigure seem that somehow I don't have either permissions or I have a corrupt install..all Office suite works eventually Anyone know how to fix it..please?

Answer:Office 2010 Pro Plus Win7 x 64 Excel reconfigures Office 2010

Have you ever had a previous version of Office on this copy of win7?

Do you have any component of a previous office suite installed still

I have seen this in the past with Viso that was due to remnents of an earlier trial remaining on disk and in the registry.

I also found that if I cancelled the configuration screen the Viso would load without problems without the need to wait for completion.

There are some rather involved solution stems on Microsoft website - cannot find them at the present but will try to look for them.

The problem was that I could never get the removal steps to actually cure the issue and I put up with the error until my next re-install of Win7, which was not to long in the case of that system

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.



Answer:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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I don't know if maybe I'm the only one who runs into this problem or if it happens to a lot of people, but it seems to come up a lot for me.

I have had this issue on many computers but right now I am setting up an old Dell Latitude E5510 for an employee and I have reformatted, installed all drivers, and programs needed. I installed Office 2007, because this employee won't really be using the computer much.

I start up Windows Updates today and it has me downloading 3 updates for Windows 2010. This computer had Office 2010 on it before it was reformatted. Is it still sensing Office 2010 buried somewhere in the files and that's why it's asking me to install updates for it? Does Office 2007 use updates that are also made for 2010(and are only labled 2010)? Anyone have any ideas? I don't believe it's hurting anything, but I am curious!


Answer:Find Office 2010 Updates, When Office 2010 Isn't Installed?

I get those type of updates for my Office 2003. There are some later updates that can be applicable. For example, I installed a converter that lets me open later MSWord formats (2003 is doc) and now I get updates for later Office versions.

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Windws 10 x64 is Offering me 4 Office 2010 updates: KB2553347, 4011188, 4011055, 2553338.

The catch is, I don't have Office 2010 installed.

I have been running Office 2016 (via Office 365) since it was released.

Answer:Office 2010 Updates Offered but Office 2010 Not Installed

May try this information:

I did install the updates and they do not seem to have any effect on Office 2016 Insiders version on my system.

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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?...

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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for some reason Windows Update is struggling to install Office 2010 updates

At first it was one update, now it 4

I just get this error

I tried downloading manually but it gives another vague error.

Every time I try and install it creates a restore point but fails.

I am loathe to tell it to ignore them as they seem pretty important

Answer:Win Update will not install Office 2010 Updates

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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I have uninstalled office 2010 few days ago and did a clean installation of office 2013.
But windows update is showing updates for both office 2010 and office 2013.

I have uninstalled office 2010 using Revo uninstaller so there are no traces
Am I missing something.

Answer:Office 2010 and Office 2013 both updates available

Hi there
Why on earth do people insist on using these 3rd party uninstaller apps for BOG STANDARD Microsoft applications --Ms OFFICE is one of the most used pieces of software on earth so installing / uninstalling it should be a breeze via STANDARD uninstall method.

Had you simply uninstalled via control panel then the entire problem would not exist.

Your 3rd party uninstaller obviously hasn't done its job properly as there is still some indication on your machine that Microsoft Update thinks you still have Office 2010 installed.

IMO 3rd party apps are better left for NON OS type applications - things like installing / uninstalling / updating software should be left to the OS itself. Very few 3rd party apps IMO should be allowed to interfere with the internal functions of the OS itself -- even AV software - but that's another issue.

My solution here would be to either restore your syste to a time before you installed the "Uninstaller" app or re-install a clean copy of windows, re-install the version of office you want and apply the updates.

Note -- when Ms updates programs it might make all sorts of registry changes "on the fly" and it's impossible for a 3rd party uninstaller to be able to handle or even find all these changes.


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I'm trying to upgrade from Office 2010 to Office Pro Plus 2013 trial which I downloaded from Technet.Apparently I get to the end of installation and then it all rolls back with the following error: MS encountered an error during setup. Win 8 Setup failed rolling back changes. I've tried running as administrator but the issue persists. I would appreciate your help Arturo

Answer:Update from Office 2010 to Office Pro Plus 2013 fails

I don't think you can upgrade with a trial version. You need to uninstall Office 2010, then install the trial.

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I'm trying to upgrade from Office 2010 to Office Pro Plus 2013 trial which I downloaded from Technet. Win 8

Apparently I get to the end of installation and then it all rolls back with the following error:

MS encountered an error during setup

Setup failed rolling back changes.

I've tried running as administrator but the issue persists.

I would appreciate your help


Answer:Update from Office 2010 to Office Pro Plus 2013 fails

Uninstall 2010 and then try installing 2013. Upgrades don't always work that well.

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I've used copy and paste from web site for years without bother. Since the 25 April I have noticed the title Observer gets chopped off at the bottom after the new Office updates were installed. I decided to reinstall Office 2010 and copy and paste again; this worked as usual however, when the new updates are installed again the chopping off of the title reoccurs, which leads me to believe Office updates are the problem. I've done a Word repair which did nothing to help and am frustrated and at a loss what to do next. Can anyone solve this problem, any ideas?

Answer:Windows Updates And Office 2010

It looks to me more likely to be a problem with the website - it appears to be written in compliance with IE versions 6, 7, and 8 rather than more modern ones.
Having said that, it seems to be a Wordpress-based site - so if the version has been updated properly, then it should be compliant with later versions of IE as well. As far as I can tell, it's based on v4.2.1, which is the latest version.

However, Word itself is notoriously bad at interpreting HTML (and even worse at writing it).

What are you attempting to do? can you show screenshots of what you're seeing?

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i have got office 2010 pro plus but i have just got a windows update for office 2007 SP2

im guessing it isnt right so should i just hide the update or install it?
i havent got it on any other pc's with win7+office 2010 just the one i use most often

Answer:office 2007 SP2 update but i have office 2010

I would probably hide it

Unless you have anything left over from 2007, Project or Visio for example.

it could also have been triggered by an add-on designed for 2007 that's reporting incorrectly

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I have a lot of uninstalled Office 2010 updates. I recently received two more and they would not install. Is this a problem? Should I install a newer version?
Thank you very much for your guidance and explanations.


1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Three months ago, I uninstalled Office 2010 and installed Office 2013.

Yet Windows Update keeps sending me updates to Office 2010. Why?

(I have Windows 7 x64 if that matters.)

The only legacy Office thing I have left on my machine is something called "Microsoft Office Small Business Connectivity Components." I was afraid to uninstall it because I didn't know what it did. What does it do, and can I safely uninstall it?

But Windows Update keeps sending me updates to Microsoft Office 2010, so I'm wondering if that could be the reason?

Answer:Office 2010 uninstalled but still getting Windows Updates

"Microsoft Office Small Business Connectivity Components" probably accompanied Office 2010 and I think as long as it's on the computer the updates will see it.

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hi all:
just joined TWC and think you can help me. 3 Updates for Windows Office 2010 Prof Plus fail and give error 80070663. OS is W7E SP1 and OS is activated as well as Office. Updates for W7E are OK.
Win Office has been removed and all registry entries removed. All updates for Office also removed. Next reinstall Office again and same error. The CBT.log shows some missing parameters so t/s'g CBS entries, this may be the problem
Any ideas for a fix?? This seems security related as Office updates are for Office security only, other updates for Office are installed OK

Answer:Fix for Windows Office 2010 Security Updates - Error-80070663

The error 80070663 may be related with the Windows Update Installer.
Try this:
Use this Microsoft Fix it to completetly uninstall Office 365 or Office 2013 suites and programs.
Run Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter and see if it helps.
Run Windows Update troubleshooter
Else, try to manually download the Office installer from Microsoft and install it.

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I just uninstalled Office 2010 using the uninstaller and the Windows updater keeps installing important updates for it ~300 MB at a time. How do I stop this?

Answer:Windows keeps installing important updates for uninstalled Office 2010

Which uninstaller did you use? The one in control panel > programs and features or something else? If programs and features you could try using the official Microsoft Fix it tool.

How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2010 suites

If still having issues you can try using the free 30 day trial version of Revo > forced uninstall option.

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall

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My PC OS is Windows 7 Pro and I am using Office 2003
I want to install Office 2010 on it.
I don't want two Office programs but I do want to keep My Doc's etc in the new Office 2010.
What is the procedure? 

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a PC that is running Windows 7 and Office 2003

Hi fred93 The documents you created with Office programs aren't related to it. You can simply uninstall Microsoft Office 2003, and install Office 2010 and you'll be able to use them again. Simple as that.

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Today marks the official release date to retail stores for Office 2010 and with that Microsoft is launching a $80 Million Dollar Ad Campaign they are calling the Make it Great Campaign. The ad's will focus on selected people from the 9 million who Beta Tested Office 2010. Seventy percent of the ad's will be via online channels, with the rest spent on print ads and billboards.
With the ad's, Today, Microsoft is circulating a list of Reasons to Try Office 2010.
1. Outlook Social Connector, providing a ?people-centric view of e-mail?
2. Linked Notes in the OneNote note-taking program (enabling users to ?dock? OneNote to the side of the screen, take notes and map those notes in the presentation.
3. Sparklines in Excel which are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at a glance
4. Photo editing in Word
5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint
6. Office Web Apps, which are the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new version of Hotmail today (Windows Live Wave 4 Hotmail) that allows users to share these Office Web Apps documents via Hotmail
7. A Ribbon you can personalize by adding often-used commands (or by collapsing it to take up less space)
With the release, Microsoft is focusing on getting users to upgrade from previous versions of Office including Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007
Check out the Make it Great site Microsoft Office 2010: Make It Great with Office 2010
Office 2... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches $80Million Office 2010 Ad Campaign With todays Office 2010 Release

this time surprisingly,no office 2010 ultimate version like earlier..only upto professional plus..

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I'm reinstalling windows 7 and whenever I install office 2010 and select the option to 'Install updates only' on first running it, it always re-enables windows auto update and tries to download a bunch of updates. It does this even when wireless or the router is off.
I therefore get a bunch of failed updates in my history and the shutdown option tells me it's going to install updates when I shutdown. Is there anyway to stop this from happening?

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I'm reinstalling windows 7 and whenever I install office 2010 and select the option to 'Install updates only' on first running it, it always re-enables windows auto update and tries to download a bunch of updates. It does this even when wireless or the router is off.
I therefore get a bunch of failed updates in my history and the shutdown option tells me it's going to install updates when I shutdown. Is there anyway to stop this from happening?
EDIT: I guess I could just make sure I install the update agent/client that fixes windows update after I install office so it can't search for updates until I can change the windows update setting back... Is there no other way than making sure windows update is crippled when installing office?

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We are wanting to up-grade our current Office suite Office 2003 to either Office 2010 or Office 2013.  Our PC's are running Windows 7
I would just like to know what peoples opinions and advice is on this?

Answer:Up-grade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 or Office 2013

 I can't speak to Office 2013, but I've done numerous upgrades to Office through 2010.  When you install the new version, you have the option to keep the old version or just replace it.  Starting with Office 2007 the familiar menu bar has been replaced with the ribbons which take a lot of getting used to for folks used to older versions.  There's a little program called UbitMenu that will add most of the menu bar functions back in the 2007 and 2010 versions that a lot of folks find helpful.  If you do opt to have two different versions installed at the same time, what happens is that when you switch from one to the other, it goes through a juggling act that takes a minute or so.  It's a bit of a pain, but if you need it, it could be a convenience.
Good luck.

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As the title says, Installing Office 2010 broke windows update on my Windows 8. I have a Genuine Windows 8 Key from Dreamspark and had recently installed Windows 8. I could install every update (5 updates to be precise) before installing Office 2010. By immediately after Office 2010 completed installation I always check and download Office updates, Surprisingly this time I was greeted with "WindowsUpdate_8024402F" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" After doing a bit of advanced Google search I found out that the error may be related to any one the the following

1. This issue may occur when you are using proxy sever or router : I don't use a proxy server. I checked and checked. So this is really not what broke Windows update.

2. You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates : Nope. I'm always connected. Not this too.

3. It might also mean that a program running on your computer is preventing Windows Update Services from accessing the Internet. Programs that might do this include firewalls, antispyware software, web accelerators, Internet security or antivirus programs, or proxy servers : This has to be it! But the only program that I have installed right now is Google Chrome, CCleaner, Picasa, K-lite Mega Codec pack, AND Office 2010. That's it. Since i was able to install updates before installing Office 2010 I'm pretty sure it was responsible for me to rant about it here!

4. After uninstall... Read more

Answer:Office 2010 breaks Windows 8 Update.

@Akash Prajapati

My Windows 8 updates okay with Office 2010. I even get updates for Office

Try this in an elevated command prompt

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>net stop wuauserv
The Windows Update service is stopping.
The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>del %windir%\windowsupdate.log

C:\Windows\system32>net start wuauserv
The Windows Update service is starting.
The Windows Update service was started successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>wuauclt /detectnow

Now wait a bit.

C:\Windows\system32>notepad c:\windows\WindowsUpdate.log

Look at the log file. This might help us understand where it goes wrong.

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Getting update errors but don't have office 2010 on this system.

Answer:Windows trying to update Office 2010 that is not installed on PC

Sometimes there is an update that is tied to a specific product (i.e. MSO 2010) but actually applies to a system wide update.

Can you post information specific to the update?
The KB# and error codes are a good place to start.
A screen shot is also good.

See: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi. I'm on Windows 8.1 and have Microsoft Office 2007. I'm getting an update for Microsoft Office 2010 in Windows Update even though I haven't got this. Anyone know why please? Thanks.

Answer:Windows Update Microsoft Office 2010 but not on laptop

I got one too.

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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.

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

short answer? yes

Long Answer? Indubitubly

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Sorry I hav'nt done this for some time and have forgotten where to find MSP Updates to include in the Update Folder.
So as to include as many updates as possible to reduce the amount needed After an install.
Also how to Determine Which Updates I would need .

Answer:Office 2010 Where to find msp updates to include in Updates Folder

These MS websites might help you. Follow the links within these for more info as well.

Using the Updates folder to deploy software updates during an Office 2010 installation - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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is it possible to make an unattended windows 7 DVD with Office 2010 pro-plus and IE9 integrated???

doubt it cos not microsoft programs but google chrome and dreamweaver CS5 aswell


Answer:Win7 with office 2010

How to build a slipstream Windows 7 install disc | News | TechRadar UK

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I Installed Office 2010 and this changed my Windows Update Settings Permanently.
I know it was due to some option I choose in the Office Installation ( cannot remember the name ), as I was able to avoid this issue with another Installation of Office 2010.
I want to reset my Windows Update to my previous setting prior to Office 2010 installation.
I have always chosen the Windows Update Option "Let me know of updates but chose when to download and install "
After installation of Office 2010 this is now set to "Never Check for updates" and the box is greyed out with no option to change and also now says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator". This was never the case prior to the Office 2010 install.Now I have to manually check for updates.
I have ran all the MS Fix It tools, etc and nothing has resolved issue.
I have now removed MS Office 2010 and the problem still remains.

Answer:Office 2010 installation has changed my Windows Update Settings

That looks like the screen you get from an Standard User account, rather than an Admin account.

I can tell you categorically that Office didn't make the changes you're seeing there. It may however be malware.

Please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware (free version) from - UNtick 'Enable free trial of MBAM Premium' at the end of the installation - and update it, then run a full scan in your main account, and Quick scans in any other user accounts.

Quarantine everything it finds

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I currently have Windows 7 Pro and have Office 07 installed but when I go to windows update, no updates are listed for office (belarc advisor says I need 12 updates). I was wondering why they don't show up there and if there was a way to make them show.


Answer:Office 07 updates in Windows Update?

Check that all options are checked on the update options screen

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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.

Answer: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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Has anyone had or heard about a problem about using mail merge
in Word 2010 after a recent update?
Not the critical updates, but more casual updates?

It seems the user cannot browse through the previews
of the pages before the user prints them in mail merge.

So I was wondering if a MS Office update could mess this up?

Answer:MS Office 2010 and last updates

Can it be the template?

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Does anyone know if Office 2010 updates as bugs are squashed? Will I be informed that there are updates for this program if I have the appropriate box checked?
I'm just curious to know whether Outlook's problems will get resolved over time.

Answer:Office 2010 Updates

Hello TRJ357,
I'm not sure if MS will offer any updates as Office 2010 is in Beta testing. I think it's safe to assume that the next official update that you will see will be the final product

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Did MS push any updates for Office 2010 during the month of May? I had updates for Office 2007 on my laptop for May but none for my desktop with Office 2010?


Answer:Office 2010 Updates?

Hi Pat,

To judge from the details of Microsoft's security May bulletin, there were updates for MS Office 2007 and below, but none for Office 2010 (at the link below, choose "Affected Software and Download Locations", then "Microsoft Office Suites and Software"):

In addition, MS Office 2010 is indicated as non-affected by a vulnerability which affects previous versions of MS Office:

If you want to check whether you missed any updates, you can either run Windows Update (make sure that you have the option to receive updates for other Microsoft products activated), or you can try out this suggestion over here and update MS Office 2010 from within the program itself:
Keep your computer updated by using Microsoft Update - InfoPath -

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My Windows Updates no longer seem to include M$ Office's Updates, I've been on a tour of MS's Site and can find no reference to them.
What have I missed?

Answer:M$ Office 2010 Updates - Where are they?

Perhaps there have been no updates? I assume Windows Update is still set to Give me updates for microsoft products? Has Office SP2 been installed as, if not, subsequent updates won't be downloaded.

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I finally upgraded from MS Office 2002 to Office 2010, and all of my Word documents were automatically converted to wps files. In addition, when I download Word documents not created in Word 2010, they default to wps files. I can work around the problem manually to pull up older Word files in new Word, but it's incredibly annoying that any workaround is necessary. (Incidentally, when I try using the "open as" box with downloaded files, Word 2010 does not appear as one of the options.) I've been using Word for many years and have no need or desire to switch to MS Works. Please advise!

Answer:older Word files showing as wps in Office 2010

Hi Denise, welcome to the forum.

This might do the trick - please let us know how you get on:
How to open a Works 6.0, a Works 7.0, a Works 8.0, or a Works 9.0 word processing document in Word

Method 2: If you do not have Microsoft Works installed on your computer

If you have a Works document (.wps) that you want to open and you do not have Works installed, you can still use Word to open the file. To do this, first use the Works 6-9 Converter in Word and then open the document directly in Word. Step 1: Download the Works 6-9 Converter

If you have previously installed Works on the same computer on which Word is installed, the Works 6-9 Converter is already installed and you can go on to step 2: "Open the Works document in Word."

If you have not previously installed Works on your computer, you must download the Works 6-9 Converter in order to open the document in Word. To download the Works 6-9 Converter, follow these steps:If it is open, close Microsoft Word.

In your Web browser, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Microsoft Works 6
Click Download. The File Download dialog box opens.
In the File Download dialog box, click Save file.
Double-click the saved file to start the Works 6-9 Converter installer.
Click I accept to accept the terms of the License Agreement, and then follow the instructions to install the Works 6-9 Converter.

Note If you do not accept the terms of ... Read more

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As I shut my machine down last night Windows informed me it was doing 15 updates, which I allowed it to do.

This morning, the machint took a little extra time to boot up, I guess because it was finalising configurations.

Now I see all my icons for Word/ Excel in the folders and on Desktop have turned orange. When I click on a Word/ Excel Icon I get a dialogue box promting me to Activate an already purchased copu of Office 2010, Go online to purchase, or Try Office free for a limited time.

I have tried a Repair on Office 2010 Starter, but that has made no difference.

I am, however, able to open the documents by opening the application (Word/ Excel) and searching for the documents via the application's Open dialogue box.

Does anybody know what I need to do to fix this?


Answer:Last night's Windows auto update has crippled Office 2010 Starter!

It may be a case of uninstalling the relevant update/s. There have been some known issues with the latest round of updates with Office 2007 and 2013 as far as I'm aware. Mine updated this morning before I came to work so I'll check and see if mine has been affected tonight when I get home.

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How do I get windows update to show "other microsoft products" as a checkbox option in the control panel? I've tried the opt-in screen when you first start Office on a fresh install and it didn't work. I also downloaded the latest Win7 Update Agent. That didn't work also...

Answer:How to get office updates as windows update option?

What version of Office are you using?. If you are using Office 2013 updates do not show in the usual Windows Updates at all. Office 2013 updates occur automatically in the background. You can set Updates by opening one of the Office applications, select File & then select Office Account & you will see a box saying Office Updates click on that & drop down menu will show some Update alternatives & you can get it to Update Now if you wish to see if you are up to date. See attached screen shot.

You can check in Control Panel, Programs & Features, Microsoft Office 2013 to see when the last update version was installed & it series number.

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Even though I have the 'Give me updates for other Microsoft Products...' option checked within Windows Updates, I've never had any updates offered for Office 365. (I always have to do an update check from within one of the Office programs).

Is this 'normal' please?

Answer:Should Windows Update also provide Office 365 updates too?

Is not Office 365 the online version? Updates for the classic version can be enabled.

Install Office updates - Office Support

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I have Windows 7 64 bit system. I installed Microsoft Office 2010. I have some updates that don't want to install. When I check Program files Office is there. It also shows up in Program Files X86. Does that mean that is in 64 bit and 32 bit?

Answer:Problems with Office 2010 updates

Have you tried restarting, and then tried checking for updates?

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I have two updates KB2687455 and KB2687623 that will not install. I get error 80070643. I am running Win.7 64bit. Net.Framework 1.1 and 4.5 is installed. Please help.

Answer:Problems With Updates to Office 2010

Do all the other updates install?

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I have now spent what seems to have been Months trying to get these updates that I keep being told about to install. I have trawled the Web, looked at all the fixes and checked registry entries, nothing works.

To be honest I am at a complete loss, everything else I have updates, but this chance.

I am UK based and the software was purchased for my daughter while she was at Uni from Software4Students, it does say not to be sold outside Europe.

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit



Answer:Office 2010 Professional Plus Updates

Service pack 1 was recently released for Office 2010, this includes all cumulative updates.

Description of Office 2010 SP1

I suggest you download the 64 bit standalone installer (method 2 in above link), burn it to a CD and install. Keep the CD for future re-use.

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I have a Lenove G570 laptop with Windows 7 and Office 2010 64-bit. I have set it to automatically install all windows and Microsoft updates

Since about two weeks ago, microsoft keeps trying to install an Office 2010 32-bit update, and I assume that because the 32-bit version is not on my machine, it cannot complete the update, and so tries again the next day. My update history now has 13 copies of "update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2825635) 32-bit edition" All show the status as "successful" I might add that in my list of installed updates, the 64-bit edition of the same update is installed successfully.

I looked on the forum, and see that "brokenhead" had a similar problem in Feb 2011, which he resolved. I visited the website he used to fix his program (, and tried options 1,2 and 3 without the desired results.

Anyone have an idea what I should do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1795 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 431937 MB, Free - 359732 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 17553 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus,

Answer:Incorrect Updates for Office 2010

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So I had just wiped out my Windows 10 1511 Pro 64-bit to do a clean install of 1703. I finally got all my settings done and what not, but I might be seeing an issue.

I have another computer which is still on 1511 and I can see the 7 updates for Office 2010 on that system.

But my new 1703 system does not show any updates for my Office 2010. I checked the update history and I checked in the add/remove program area and there are no installed Office updates.

I checked Office and it states that it is activated as well as my Win10 1703 are activated. However, I am receiving the roll-up update (KB4038788 and KB4022405) so not sure what is going on or if this is normal for this month?

I would like to figure this out because I need to update the other system to 1703. Maybe I missed a setting? I have looked around and it is not popping out at me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Are Office 2010 32bit/x64 like Win7 keys? i.e. Can install either type (32/64bit) with the same rego key?

Answer:Office 2010 32bit/x64 like Win7 keys?


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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?

Answer: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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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)

Answer: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 searched a bit on Windows update but found nothing soooo.
Can someone explain how to unhang Windows 10 Updates of Office 2013. Some of the updates show as ready to install, others as d/ling but everything is stalled at 41%.

Answer:Windows update is hung @ 41% of Office 2015 updates

Never heard of Office 2015. Maybe there is a mistake somewhere.

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I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise SP1.

I have Office 2013 Professional Plus.

Whenever I check Windows Update for updates, it never seems to bring up updates for Office.  I assume there have been at least some updates to Office 2013 since it was released?

My Windows Update screen tells me:

"You receive updates: For Windows only."

When I click the "Find out more" to get updates for other MS products, all that happens is the IE opens up on a page that says "Use your Start menu to check for updates"

So... how do I get Windows Update to check for updates to Office 2013?  I feel very confused--I mean, shouldn't I be able to set Windows Update to check for updates for a whole host of MS programs (Silverlight, .NET, Office, etc.)?
I've tried changing the Windows Update settings to include other Microsoft products but there's no option to do so when I check.

Any insight would be appreciated! Someone recommended I ask here because I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise.

Answer:Windows Update won't find updates for Office 2013?

So the thing that finally worked was installing Silverlight, which apparently can force Windows Update to include/adopt Microsoft update.  Once that was installed, Windows Update recognized a huge number of Office updates.

Why no other avenues to make the Microsoft Update option show up and get it "switched on" worked is totally beyond me.

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Hi everybody
If you've ever re-installed W7 recently (or office 2010) there's a myriad of updates that can take a long time (I think around 1 GB of downloads if you include Office).

Is it possible like we did with XP to "Slipstream" the Service packs and updates into W7 and an Office install media.

Would be useful - but haven't seen any mention of this.

Office 2010 sp1 is a separate download and W7 retail doesn't always have SP1 included.

Any ideas folks.


Answer:Slip streaming Updates for W7 and Office 2010 -- can it be done.


Do these help?

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

Office 2010 - Slipstream with Service Pack 1


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The title says it all.

Answer:Updates for Office 2010 fail to install in W10

You could click on office 2010 in programs and features, click on change and choose repair. Then while in word for example, check for updates.

Just an idea.

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Currently my Office 2010 package disable updates, but now i want get Microsoft Office 2010 updates? How do i do it?

Answer:How to re enable Microsoft Office 2010 updates?

My updates arrive with the Microsoft automatic update process:

Go to the Control Panel - 'Windows Update' - select 'Change Settings' from the menu on the left. From the drop-down menu, select 'Install Updates Automatically'.

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Hi All,

I am receiving a Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687455) 32-Bit Edition to install from Windows Update.

Yet, I have installed Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. Do I install this Update or Hide it?

Operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Service Pack 1.

Thank you!

Answer:Why am I receiving Updates for Microsoft Office 2010?

you are suppose to update office so you can continue receiving important security updates for each application you have installed

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Please I need help! I just installed and it did not download all of the updates. My OPS Windows. 8.1

Answer:I need to download updates for Office Professional 2010.

Open Windows updates, click change options on the left. Then look for an option to get updates for other Microsoft products. I'm running Windows 10 at the moment.

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I just can't get the updates to install. I installed Office 2010 witha clean install last month & had to reinstall it twice to get it to do the updates into Ofiice 2010. Now it's doing the same thing again this month. W7Pro X64 Updates installs fine.

I even installed the System Update Readiness Tool & performed a full system scan with no items found.

Updates KB982726, 2494150, 2493983. I tried each one seperately & downloaded to my HD & still fails.

Windows Upate states Error 80070643



Answer:Can't install Office 2010 Updates for March?

Perhaps you could try this:
You receive error code 0x80070643 or error code 0x643 when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates

God luck, please let us know if you find a resolution.

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Since it's related with update i categorized this topic as windows 7.
I have been trying to solve this problem for several weeks but no luck.
Have a look(Recommended; since it has much more information) at my post in other forum.
Like title says, i'm keep receiving updates.
Thanks to FixIt i managed to decrease update to 3 from 7.
But that 3 updates.... they are bugging me.
Any solutions for this problem?
Thanks in advance
P.S-I'm currently using office 2007.

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I was trying to install updates on my wife's computer for office 2010, when I received a message that updates failed. On going back to previous updates, I realized, that none of the updates had installed. I immediately checked to make sure the office setup exe file was enabled, and it was. Windows updates install just not office updates. (Amd 64 dual-core 6 gb ram 2 itb hdd. windows vista home premium 64-bit). What can I do to get these updates to install? Event viewer gives this output: Product: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 -- Error 1606. Could not access network location %APPDATA%\.I also got a error code:80070643. What do I need to do to get the updates to install?

Answer:office 2010 updates fail to install

See if this will help
You receive error code: 0x80070646, error code: 646, or error code: 1606 when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update

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I have a MS Word application which uses a DSN-less connection to access a remote SQL database and which runs properly under a 32 bit OS. However, on my Windows 7 x64 systems with Office 2010 (32 bit) I get the following error when running the application:

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified.

I have done a bunch of searching, and have found a number of suggested solutions. The one which seems most likely to work is to install the Office System Driver Data Connectivity Components 2010.

Is this the best approach for solving the problem? If so, should I install the 32 or 64 bit version? If this is not the best approach, what would you suggest?

Thank you.

Answer:Win7 x64 / Office 2010 - ODBC connect error

i don't try yet Ms office 2010.
but i think the work is same with the other
i'm also run the excel and connected to the dbase using ODBC.
did you already add the dbase source in it?

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I have Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus and I keep getting this problem: My Office 2010 icons are not showing correctly; instead they show as the Office 2007 icons. I'm not talking about the actual executable files, I'm talking about saved documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. Now I found a way to fix this, by repairing Microsoft Office and it basically reinstalls itself. However, I have had to do this many times, probably at least 10 times. Does anyone know why this is ocurring and why I have to keep repairing Office? I would appreciate any help given.


Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 saved files not showing the correct icons

Hi Ymerejlaif
Take a look at this A Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint 2010 file does not open because of incorrect file associations and this thread Right click menu in Explorer (& desktop) missing new - Microsoft Answers for ideas. You may also try completely uninstalling and re-installing Office 2010.

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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.


Answer: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 got a new computer in 2010 and, as I thought, got rid of all the pre-installed stuff. I then purchased and installed the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 suite.
After doing that I discovered that Microsoft Office 2007 had been pre-installed (I presume a trial version) and it seemed that there was no way I could uninstall it. I don't know if the install of the 2010 Office Suite affected it in some way.
Anyway now I am getting Windows updates for both Office Suites. Do I need to install both or can I just hide the updates for the 2007 Suite and ignore them.
Thanks for any help or advice regarding this matter

Answer:Updates for Microsoft Office Suites 2007/2010

Hello RagTag and welcome to Seven Forums.

This Microsoft KB article may help you uninstall Office 2007.

How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2007 suites

If you're still unable to remove 2007 I'd suggest you not ignore any updates. Many of them are security related. As long as it's on your machine I think it would be wise to keep 2007 from being accessed by malware.

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after latest updates are pushed on systems office 2010 is gone . it is affecting office 2010.
the windows in question is windows 7 enterprise and office is pro plus.

we are in a domain environment . updates are pushed through wsus server.

the symptoms are that when launching outlook we get some mapi32 dll not found error.
also in start menu word.excel are not visible.. infact non of office applications are visible under office menu in start menu.

looking in the instalation directory (program files x86 etc) in office folder we do not have winword or excel exe files there as well.

repairing existing office 2010 installation doesnt works

the only solution is to remove office 2010 and install office 2013.

Please help in finding the cause/solution of this issue.

Answer:after latest updates office 2010 is gone from most systems on domain

obvious check...
what's the difference between system where Office is borked, and where it isn't?

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in 2003 there was a question, that question was 'Update this instance of your meeting update only?' Simply, and worked. In 2010, it's gone. How do I update the text of my meeting without my delegates all getting the update.

Why, because it's helpfull to add notes, becuase it used to be there, becuase 2010 makes things better - not!

Sorry if this has been covered, search came up blank.


Answer:Office 2010 Meeting updates can't save just my instance only

Hello Andy -

I don't have the exact answer you would like BUT there may be a work-around.

Open your time slot appointment that was sent to others.
Click on the Appointment tab.
Click on Copy to My Calendar. This adds a second instance of the appointment; open it and edit as desired.
Click the Private (lock) icon.
Click Save & Close.

This should work but PLEASE TRY IT / TEST IT with a couple associates to make sure they don't receive your "copy" appointment.

Also, disregard the time conflict warning.


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This morning around 3 am windows update instaled various office updates.  The publisher file i was working on will not work, i open it and then it crashes.  So i tried to do a restore to previous to get rid of those updates and see what happens and i get the error that the restone did not complete.  Now if i open a previous file publisher works.  So i am puzzled what has happened? Why i cannot restore and how to fix publisher. I have a SSD i don't know if that means anything with restoring.  Did anyone else have issues with this lastest batch of updates?

Answer:Office 2010 Publisher crashes after installing various updates

We're seeing the same thing here at work. Publisher 2010 crashes shortly after opening an exisitng file. If I create a new file from a blank, it seems to be stable. System Restore fails also, so we can't go back, at least on the machine this was first noticed on yesterday. The application event logs show ntdll.dll as the crashing program, but there could be another cause. That file was changed in the latest updates from a Sept timestamp to and Oct one. As a real estate company, our office admins use Publisher a lot for flyers, etc., so this has to get fixed very soon.

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Why do I get updates (via Microsoft Update) to Outlook and Visio when these two programs are not part of Office 2010 Home & Student?

If Outlook/Visio are on my HD as trial versions, any way to remove them permanently? I don't intend to use either one...


Answer:Office 2010 Home & Student - Outlook and Visio Updates

It's my experience that Microsoft includes all updates for the Office applications, simpler than trying to figure out what users actually have installed. It's complicated by the ability to Custom install only those parts the user wants regardless of what the suite includes.

I've only seen Visio as a separate install, mine is a separate downloaded file. Outlook is part of one of the more complete versions of Office [by more complete I mean more expensive].

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I am running Windows 7 64-bit on an Alienware M14x.

Okay, let me list out all the problems.

It will not install updates correctly, meaning it will reboot two times before it says, "failure to update, reverting changes" and allow me to log into my computer. Sometimes it will take 15 minutes per "Configuring Windows, please wait" screen.

It is also not allowing me to download Microsoft Office 2010. I keep getting this error code:
Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component {A75F2217-AD54-3EA6-AE14-F255F8660531}. HRESULT: 0x8007054F.

And none of the updates are sticking.

Every time I close out of Windows Update after installing a Security update, it says there are updates available, and it's another Security update. wtf? Also, I get the error code "Code BC9, Windows Update encountered an unknown error" when it tries to install Internet Explorer, so that doesn't install either.

I did a diagnostic test, and nothing came up as an actual system error, so it's just all Windows itself.

Here is the HijackThis log.

Edit: I ran a full scan on Microsoft Security Essentials and it found a trojan and two other issues. I promptly removed them. However it still didn't repair my update issues (which might be due to a connectivity problem) or my Microsoft Office 2010 problem.

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I have been receiving daily updates to Microsoft Office 2010, that is not on my computer. I had a starter edition of that office when I bought the computer but it was uninstalled many years ago. I am left with "Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010" in my "This PC" which I cannot remove.
The daily updates are KB2553338, received on 10/11, 10/11, 10/12, 10/14, and 10/15. and 10/15 again, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, and today.
How can I stop these updates and get rid of the Click-to-Run?
I can not find any trace of Office 2010 and, maybe that is why I am receiving so many updates, Microsoft can't find it either?

Answer:I am receiving security updates for Microsoft Office 2010 that is not on my computer.

Uninstall Click to Run in Control Panel>Programs and Features>Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010.

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I have Word, PowerPoint and Excel installed (the rest has been deselected and is marked as not available). I get my updates via Windows Update (WU), however, not just for the modules I use but also for all the other components of the Office 2010 Package. Including the ones I haven't installed and/or paid for.

Someone in the know (?) told me to install all WU updates regardless, however, I'm starting to question this idea, as they pile up over time!

Question: what's the proper policy to follow: a) install everything; or, b) install just the updates relevant to the modules I have installed and use?

If b), 2nd question: should I uninstall the non-relevant updates or am I asking for trouble doing so?


Answer:Office Home and Student 2010: how to deal with unwanted WU updates


There are many "schools of thought" on this.

Generally speaking, Windows Update for Win7 is pretty reliable about knowing which updates ("patches") are needed for Windows and MS applications, such as MS Office.
Moreover, the many applications within MS Office often share files.
Other times, installing a given patch requires another, earlier patch as a prerequisite.

So, especially for security updates and other "important" patches, I would tend to let Windows Update decide what needs to be installed, even for Office modules you do not actively use.
(For "optional" and "recommended" updates, one might take a more conservative approach, evaluating each patch individually, to determine if it's really needed or helpful.)

Unless you are running short on disk space, there's likely no harm in doing so, while hiding/refusing certain updates could lead to stability or security issues.

If you *are* running short on disk space, then there are many strategies for freeing up space, including an optional "update cleanup" "patch" for Win7 that was released a year or so ago.


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Hi, I recently formatted my Dell Inspiron Duo netbook, with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I installed all of the software which I run on it without any problems.

When I try to update Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus (32bit) Windows Update only finds a few updates, and after they're installed it doesn't find anymore updates. It doesn't even find Office 2010 SP1.

{Note: I had no problems with other updates like Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or other Microsoft updates.

I tried uninstalling Office 2010 and installing it again but nothing changed. The privacy settings which show up the first time you run an Office application I set it as "Recommended settings".

I also tried downloading Office 2010 SP1 (32bit) and when I tried to run it an error came up saying something like version mismatch (I presume that you need to install other updates before running the setup & I also tried to download an other update but the same error came up.)

I didn't have this problem before I formatted the computer.}

I hope I gave a detailed description of my issue, and thanks.

Answer:Can't detect updates for Office 2010 (Professional Plus Edition 32bit)

What sort of time scale are you talking about between installing Office and trying to download Office updates?

How have you got Windows Updates set up?

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Hi all. I hope i'm on a correct thread as this is for IdeaPad S serier netbook. Currently on Windows 7 Starter (netbook) that comes preloaded with MS Office Starter 2010. I do have a genuine MS Office 2003 which previous comes with my PC i bought many years ago. I'm wondering can i install it on top of the current MS Office Starter 2010 OR do i need to uninstall the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010 first? What if i would need the MS Office Starter 2010 again next time? I dare not to do it because i worry i will crash all the MS Office apps... Any idea? Thank you... 

Answer:Can install lower version of MS Office ontop of the preloaded MS Office Starter 2010?

Relating to the old version.  Do you have an Office cd or is it a part of a restore cd?  If the former you might be in luck, if the latter, probably not. Secondly, you may or may not be able to do what you want.  I would uninstall the starter first then install the older.  Even this you may be in for a problem.  I did a beta of 2010, then installed an older version and it took MS two days over the phone to get things straightened out and they did that by having me restore windows and that only worked for a few months.  in the process of this mess I found dozens of forums filled with people with the same problem I was having. For some reason the first newer install leaves something in the registry that - even though the older one installs right - makes the system think it needs to reinstall one of them and it will go through a long process of configuring etc. As to whether you can reinstall the 2010, again you would have to have a separate cd to do so unless you wanted to restore your entire drive and lose all yoiur stuff plus the older office. Others, my wife included on her computer, have had no problem going from one version to the other. One other fact.  If youi have an older version and install a 2010 version they can install as separate installs and work together or on ours it gave us the option of uninstalling the older portions of office that came on the new office.  (Wife had office pro older version, in... Read more

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Free Office 2007 To Office 2010 Upgrade Period Starts Today

Microsoft plans to release the final version of Microsoft Office 2010 on June 15 and is ? as always ? offering free upgrades for users who happen to purchase the previous version of the Office suite shortly before that release. In a blog post over at Technet Microsoft announced that the free upgrade period starts today which means that users who purchase Office 2007 from today on will be eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 once it comes out.
The process works the following way:
Purchase Office 2007, or a new PC with Office 2007, and activate it between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
Have, or create a Windows Live ID.
Redeem your Tech Guarantee before October 31, 2010 by visiting

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Okay, I've never posted on anything like this before so bear with me please. I've got an issue and it's driving me nuts because I can't resolve it. I'll try and give a description of what I did. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I purchased a new Dell computer (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) that came with a trial version of Office 2010. I had previously purchased an Office 2010 Pro so I wanted to install the full version on my computer. When I did, I had both versions installed, so I uninstalled the trial version. That's when I think my problem arose, but I can't say for sure that it didn't exist before that because I hadn't even looked.

Here's the problem:
When I'm in Windows Explorer looking at my files, my Excel and Word files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx) show up with an improper file type description. Instead of saying "Microsoft Word Document" or "Microsoft Excel 1997-2003 Worksheet" (or whatever they're supposed to say) the simply say "DOCX File" or "XLS File". Not only that, but the icons don't look right either. They sort of look right, but they're smaller and sort of greyed out (Except the .docx icon is just a white page with lines object).

The strange thing is, is that ALL my other Office files show up with correct descriptions and icons etc. (.ppt, .pptx, .csv....etc - ALL of them!)

What I've tried to fix it:
I uninstalled all Office Products and then reinstalled Office 2010.

I tried MS's little bug finder pr... Read more

Answer:Office 2010 Office File Type Descriptions & Icons Incorrect


Welcome to SevenForums.

If you right-click on one of your Word documents and choose properties, does the icon look correct in that panel? Like this:


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Good Evening Everyone,

I have a few questions concerning the Installation of 2010 Office. I know that I have to uninstall Office 2007. I have no clue on how to save or where to save my documents from Office 2007. The documents consist of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and a few various folders. Should I from the Start Menue click on Documents select all and copy. Where should I place this copy? Can It be left on my hard drive? After I install Office 2010 can I then copy the "Document File" and place in Documents. Will all the files end up in the proper place for their programs, Word files go to Word, Excel goes to Excel so on and so forth. Thank you so much for all your help and cooperation. It is greatly appreciated. I hope I described my situation correctly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Answer:2010 Office Professional Plus to Replace 2007 Office Small Business

But you don't have to uninstall Office 2007 to upgrade to 2010. That's the general rule as you can generally upgrade from lower SKUs to higher SKUs (Small Business to Pro Plus). As far as saving your documents, you can really save them wherever you like on your hard drive or on any CD or flash drive if you wish to do so. As far as file types, after 2010 is installed, they should all register properly for their programs so that Word documents open in Word, Excel Documents in Excel, etc.

Though if you have all of you documents already saved within "Documents" or "My Documents" or some other folder you've set aside and you want to uninstall 2007 before upgrading to 2010, the documents themselves will be retained when you uninstall, you just won't be able to really do much with them until you install 2010.

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I'm running Windows 7 on my new computer, which came with a trial version of Office 2010. Rather than buy the full version when the trial expired, I installed the Office 2003 I had on my old -- now dead -- computer. I now find that I can't open the Word and Excel files I created with the 2010 version. Is there a 'cloud' site where I could send the 2010 files and have them returned to me as standard .xls and .doc files? Or is there a free converter available for download?

Answer:Solved: How can I open Office 2010 documents on a computer that has only Office 2003?

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My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.

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Does anyone know if there is a way to find and install the DIW?

I found it to be a very usefull tool for things like passwords and product keys etc.


Answer:Office 2010 is great BUT it's missing MS Office Document Image Writer

It is not missing. It is just that there is nothing out there that uses the newest version. Go under Control Panel>Devices and Printers. You will see the Microsoft XPS Document Writer. That is the same thing.

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I am thinking of installing W10 on a separate drive to my W7 OS to see if I am happy with it and do not want to risk my W7 which is behaving perfectly and I would like to keep it that way!

I would like to use my copy of Office 2010 on my new W10 drive and on my W7 drive, will this cause any hassles in use or with the registration?

Answer:Win7 and W10 dual boot. Instal Office 2010 on both drives or share?

Best way to install 10 make sure you remove the 7 hdd or ssd during install
Office well that depends on the version
I had no issues running Office 2007 small business but it's retail disk I have it on all my machines 3 total now but also had it in win-10 on the same machine using 7 and 10tp

10 never saw 7 because the ssd 7 was on was never connected at the same time.
So it does depend on what type of version you have oem one install
Technically the same machine though :/

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I have 3 Updates I've been trying to install for a while, however they seem to keep failing. I've never had any issues previously with Windows Update, and I keep the computer relatively clean. I've tried a few troubleshooting steps ( Such as running my Registry Cleaner, Fix-its from Microsoft )

I am getting the Error 80070643. I ran the Fix-it from the Microsoft Website - Windows Update error 80070643 and the Microsoft Office Source Engine Service is already running.
I also went here, and ran the Fix-it which resets Windows Update, In Aggressive Mode - How do I reset Windows Update components?

Ran Windows Update again, Same error.

I’m running Windows Seven x64 Home Premium, I have not made any recent changes to my computer.

Either the Updates are bugged, or there's something else going on here. I'm going to try installing them from the Administrator Account - I am going to try in Normal Mode and In Safe Mode With Networking and post back the results. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful. Thanks

I've honestly never really had an issue with Updates. This is very odd.

**I tried Windows Update on Administrator with no success. I also tried to run it in Safe Mode, but it would not open.**

I'm going out - I will be back later.

Answer:Windows Update Error 80070643, Installing Updates for MS Office 2003 S&T Edition.

In this article You receive an "Error 80070643" error message when you try to update Office 2003 by using Software Update Services
there are more offered solutions

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I have Office 2010 Standard Open License Version installed on 7 XP Pro machines. We discovered, when trying to open a .tif file, that Document Imaging has been removed from Office 2010. I found and followed instructions in KB982760 from the MS web site. I got lots of parts of Office 2007, including Word, but still no Document Imaging. I tried going through Add/Remove Programs to add the feature; still no luck. Has anyone been successful getting Document Imaging from a previous version of Office to run under 2010?


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As my old Office has more stuff on it than Home and Student, should I uninstall the old programme before installing the nwq 2010 Home and Student version or can I retain the benefit of Outlook,Access and Publisher from the old versions if I install Home and Student without uninstalling the old version?

Answer:Changing from MS Office 2003 pro to MS Office Home and Student 2010

You can run both on the same PC with no problems. Just put the shortcuts you want from each programme on the desktop.

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I am running a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate that I got through an academic program. I need to install a key for Office 2010 on a new system. The cost for the key only is about $20 less than a 3 license traditional disk version, so I am considering upgrading every system.

However, I don't want to lose MS Access or MS Publisher to upgrade.

If I install Office 2010 Home & Student over Office 2007 Ultimate, will the extra programs from Office 2007 still be available to me? I know they will not be upgraded, but having a few different versions floating around doesn't bother me.

Answer:Office 2007 Ultimate to Office 2010 Home & Student

No... those two programs are not available in the student version...

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Hi, hope someone can help me..

We have installed Office 2013 (64bit) on 13workstations, but found out that clients require Office 2010 (32bit) for some programs that are linked.

We removed the Office 2013 (64bit) and installed Office 2010 (32bit).

Everything looks okay up until we try to do Office 2010 repair process.
We are getting the attached error screen..

I tried Wiindows Installer Cleanup utility but i couldnt find any traces of Office 2013.
Pls help..

Answer:Office 2013 (64bit) downgraded to Office 2010 (32bit)

Hi majorbaluga, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Removing Office completely can be difficult. Refer to the website below. This explains how to remove Office 2013. You may have to remove office 2010 as well & then reinstall office 2010.

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Having upgraded my desktop PC to Office 2010, I need to import three seperate letter template files for use in Word. These were lost during the upgrade but are on my laptop, which still runs Office 2003, as .dot type files and I also have them copied to a memory stick. However, I am at a loss as to how and where to save them into the new programme on my desktop PC. If it makes a difference, I should add that I do not use Libraries and have disabled them.
Can anyone advise please?

Answer:Importing template files from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Problem solved - with a bit of advice from a friend! Unsurprisingly, it's very simple.

- Open the document in Word
- Click "Save As"
- Scroll to top of folder list and, under "Microsoft Word", click "Templates"
- Name the template and select "Word Template" in the "Save As Type" list
- Save it

I still don't know where they are saved to but I can now call them up and use them.


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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

Answer:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
When was Office installed?
System manufacturer and model?

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Hey guys, my wife is taking a course that requires her to install Office 2010. The issue is that she wants to preserve her current setup which includes Office 2003 and 2007 existing side-by-side on her Windows 7 (64-bit Home Edition) notebook.
The 2003/2007 setup is not one that she really wants to mess with (i.e., she has no interest whatsoever in uninstalling the two Office suites that she currently has), so ideally she would like to have Office 2010 installed temporarily (for the duration of her course) on the machine without interfering with the current setup.
What is the most painless way of doing this that does not involve shelling out for a second computer?

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a machine with Office 2003/2007

Hi, welcome to the forum,
I had a similar situation here but in the end I opted out.

I removed both Office 2003 and 2007 and installed 2010, I then used virtual XP and installed 2003 there, 2007 and 2010 are too similar and the dll's will 'bite' along the way.

Even my 2003 and 2007 gave me issues after some time.

Have you checekd what the Microsoft Support site says?

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Any idea when Office 2013 will be available for download / upgrade?


Answer:Purchased Office 2010 w/ free upgrade to Office 2013

Hi there
it's in the Ms store already -- although IMO I'd stick to Office 2010 if I were you.
Anyway YMMV so here's the link (UK store) .

Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store - Office Suites

What you'd do to get the upgrade price I don't know but Office 2013 IS available for download. Try phoning / emailing -- actually a better option these days is to use a FAX believe it or not for this type of question. Emails tend to get lost as people have 100'000's to deal with, phone calls are diabolical --endless menu systems, loads of waiting and people on the other side of the planet who are incredibly difficult to understand.

The lowly fax machine when it chatters into life usually gets INSTANT attention these days . !!


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upgraded to 2013

I told it to remove 2010 and install 2013

durning the install my nvidia drivers kept stopped responding. this problem stopped after office 2013 was installed and updated.

and later I found out my vmware installation was messed up and missing files. was working before.

what the heck happpend, I dont 2010 decided to take revenge? if it was going out . it was taking everyone out with it. lol

Answer:office 2010 to office 2013 weird thing happend

Are you running Windows in your VMWare installation or is your WMWare installation on your Windows machine?

It sounds like (drivers aside) there were some shared filed that may have been wiped that VMWare was using that belonged to Office 2010.

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I don't want to lose all my information that is currently in word format.
Do I install Libreoffice first then use add remove to remove MS to switch and keep my files?
I do not know how to make the transition and not lose my data in my desktop and also two flash drives.
Thank you

Answer:replace MS office Home and Student 2010 with Libre office

Don't worry about it, just install LibreOffice and if prompted choose to Associate the Office/Word/Excel files with LO. Or in Control Panel or Settings locate Default Programs and re-associate as desired. Both suites can reside on the computer, at least that's the way I do it.

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I did an upgrade installation from Office 2003 PRO to Office 2010 PRO. I had several issues with Access denied on C:\Config.msi. I usually select retry and all is well. I think I may have missed one of the retries before I did the system restart.
Now I get an error 2203 whenever I reboot, and the Office 2003 installer keeps popping up anytime I try to do anything.
I tried uninstalling Office 2003 and was told that I had a corrupted install. I tried re-installing it and it seems to just hang.
I also tried to uninstall and repair Office 2010.

I'm at a loss at this point.


Answer:Problems after Upgrade Installation from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Do a restore point to before you installed office 2010. then uninstall the office 2003 and do not upgrade.

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