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# 143426 14-Apr-2014 21:07
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So, moved to WIN7(x64) from XP, installed Office 2010 (32bit) but stupidly managed to turn off updates at install time.

Windows Update now says I’m getting updates for Windows only; if I click the link for finding out about updates for other products it takes me to MS site that simply says “…use your start button for updates…”


Is there a registry entry I can reset to get Windows Update to pick Office updates?

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  # 1025158 14-Apr-2014 21:13
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Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\Change Settings

and there is a link there saying "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows"



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  # 1025164 14-Apr-2014 21:17
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Nope, that link goes away when you "stupidly" turn off recomedned updates

 
 
 
 


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  # 1025175 14-Apr-2014 21:26
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Yes, if I click on the link you posted, I get:

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  # 1025193 14-Apr-2014 21:35
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I don't have a Win7 machine to test on

how about http://update.microsoft.com/



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  # 1025195 14-Apr-2014 21:36
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Is it a setting within office itself?




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  # 1025197 14-Apr-2014 21:38
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  # 1025199 14-Apr-2014 21:39
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Don't know AndewNZ, I can't find anything anywhere obvious

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  # 1025228 14-Apr-2014 22:19
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FatFurryGuy: Nope, that link goes away when you "stupidly" turn off recomedned updates


Can you post a screenshot of that?



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  # 1025267 15-Apr-2014 01:36
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The problem has now gone away!!   See screenshots below,

 

  • The top one says You receive updates for Windows only
  • The bottom one says You receive updates for Windows and other products…
Only change: I just installed MS Essentials and the first scan just finished.

 

 

 

Thanks all, I assume installing MS Essentials somehow reset the Office updates indicator?!


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  # 1025352 15-Apr-2014 08:42
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FatFurryGuy: Yes, if I click on the link you posted, I get:

I get the same thing on all three links posted.
I'm running a legit copy of Win7 Ultimate, fully updated.




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  # 1025385 15-Apr-2014 09:05
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yes, as mentioned above, while i was waiting for replies to this I installed MS Essentials and when I went to get the latest Update screenshot it had all came right!
I had also tried a repair on MS Office, so it might have been that?!

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  # 1025522 15-Apr-2014 12:38
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Open windows update  (I open IE, Click on Safety, Windows Update), click on Change Settings, then check the box 'give me updates for other Microsoft products' - it is the last one.

From the screen capture above, it looks like Microsoft updates is installed, just not enabled.





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  # 1025792 15-Apr-2014 20:16
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TwoSeven: Open windows update  (I open IE, Click on Safety, Windows Update), click on Change Settings, then check the box 'give me updates for other Microsoft products' - it is the last one.

From the screen capture above, it looks like Microsoft updates is installed, just not enabled.


agreed, except for me it's the second last option :)



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