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Old 03-22-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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I recently got Office Starter 2010 a few weeks ago and I just got an update popup for that program. I'd rather not see those.

I went to Windows Update and clicked on Change Settings. There was a checkbox to not receive updates "for Microsoft Products" - does that in fact mean programs like Starter, Word, Excel?

I still want the usual Windows updates.

I went back to the Change Settings and that checkbox was completely gone.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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The page shows you what I mean. Scroll down to the checkbox for "Give me updates for Microsoft products..."

I found some other threads saying that when you uncheck that box and save, the whole line never comes back again.

How to Configure Windows Update Settings | 7 Tutorials
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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It didn't work. I again got the Update MS Office Starter dialog box.
I uninstalled Office Starter. It arrived with the usual updates a few months ago.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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There's no reason for a home user to not install critical updates for any and all software on their system. Take the updates and thank Microsoft for trying to keep your system secure.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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Office Starter is Microsoft's "free" version of Office, supported by advertisements, it is included with many new PC's (well, it was when it was current). I can say with 100% certainty that you did not get it from a Windows update, it isn't distributed that way.
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