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#1 MelissaPleases

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:20 PM

Is there a way in Windows 7 to NOT check for any updates other than those for the OS itself? It seems like every day, I'm offered something like 20 to 50 updates for Office 2007. I'd like to stop that, if I can. Or do I have to look at the list for ALL MS products when the machine checks for updates?

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

Hmm....unless there is some emergency update, Windows updates come only once a month on a 2nd Tuesday.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:17 PM

Sure...you can unsubscribe from Microsoft Update...and just use Windows Update. No one has to use Microsoft Update, it's an elsection by the system user.

Windows Update confines itself to O/S updates, while MS Update takes in all MS apps.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:10 PM

Ah... Well, I'm not getting Windows updates daily, just Office updates. Windows updates come very infrequently.

Thanks, Luis, I'll check into that. I want to know about Windows updates, Office updates I'm not so worried about.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:04 PM

Windows Updates has Office built into the windows update application. If you have Microsoft Security Essentials that is under Optional update (for example, Virus Definitions) and drivers updates

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:30 AM

Yeah, I found that out. I guess I have to live with the nagging about updating office...

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:34 AM

Install them and it will stop nagging you about them

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:20 PM

I hide them when they pop up. It's not the updates themselves that irritate me, it's being notified about them on a daily basis. If the notifications came at the same rate as the Windows updates, it would be fine. It's not notifying me of the same updates, it's notifying me of new updates almost daily.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:25 PM

If it's a clean install of Windows and/or Office, you will be bugged for a few days as it finds all the updates you need.

Most of them are security updates, so it would be prudent for you to install them.

Once you get through all of them, they should stop bothering you until the next Patch Tuesday.

There were a lot for this past PT, so I can understand your annoyance. See here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic367015.html

It shouldn't bug you twice about the same updates. As long as you install them, they should go away for good.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:05 AM

Thank you, keyboardNinja. They have all been security updates, and I did just recently put MS Office back on my machine, so I suppose that's why I'm getting the updates.

Whatever happened to the good old days of just sticking a program on your computer, and waiting for the next version to be released before it needed to be updated? :angry:

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:24 AM

Another thing to watch for is some of the updates are sequential. A particular update will not show as being available until a previous one has been installed, so your computer may find new updates several days in a row.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 03:59 PM

^Exactly.
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