Windows 10: How to stop Windows from trying to download updates Solved

  1.    10 Jun 2018 #1

    How to stop Windows from trying to download updates


    I have new PC running W10 Home and I have installed and activated Office XP on it.

    Windows Update is trying to install updates for Office XP but they will
    not download and a "TRY AGAIN" link comes up up when I click on it
    Windows tries for a few seconds then the message comes back.

    How do I stop Windows from trying to download them?

    There are a lot of updates pending but these ones are preventing

    Any help or advice appreciated


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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Jun 2018 #2

    Try turning off updates for other Microsoft products.

    You can select to also receive updates for other Microsoft products like Office in Windows Update.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows on your Windows 10 PC.
    Turn On or Off Windows Updates for Microsoft Products in Windows 10
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  3.    10 Jun 2018 #3


    Thanks for your reply,
    is there no way to stop the problematic updates, or select the ones
    I want, there are a number of important Office Updates I do want but
    the others are getting in the way.


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  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,852
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Jun 2018 #4

    You could try this Microsoft tool that can hide individual updates. It can hide any Windows update, but I'm not sure if that includes Office updates.

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10

    For an Office XP update that fails to install through windows update, you could try downloading the standalone version of the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
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  5.    10 Jun 2018 #5


    sounds good, it is going to take me a week to get to it, I am working for the next 5 days
    but I will post back when it is done.

    Thanks for your help.


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  6. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Jun 2018 #6

    you can also download and install Windows Update blocker and install it and run and select hide updates and select those updates to be blocked.

    But as mentioned here, if you turn off the install other Microsoft product updates, that should stop Office updates installing.

    You can probably manually download and install Office XP updates and service packs and other security updates.
    You also might have to right click on the setup.exe installer files and install them in compatibility mode for XP.

    This link will show you how to install older programs properly in compatibility mode.

    Here is a link for SP2. You can search web and find other updates and service packs if there is any. Be cautious where you download from.
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  7.    16 Jun 2018 #7

    Hi guys

    thanks for your help, with the ability to hide the faulty updates I have
    been able to install several others.

    I appreciate the advice


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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Jun 2018 #8

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