Windows trying to update Office 2013 that is not installed on PC


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64-bit
       #1

    Windows trying to update Office 2013 that is not installed on PC


    Getting update errors but don't have Office 2013 on this system.
    Here are the KB's:

    - Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3114350) 32-Bit Edition
    - Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3039720) 32-Bit Edition
    - Update for Microsoft Lync 2013 (KB2956174) 32-Bit Edition
    - Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2956151) 32-Bit Edition
    - Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB2920753) 32-Bit Edition
    - Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2899522) 32-Bit Edition
    - Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2726958) 32-Bit Edition
    - Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2881001) 32-Bit Edition
    - Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2013 (KB2881013) 32-Bit Edition
    - Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2850036) 32-Bit Edition
    - Security Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 (KB2837618) 32-Bit Edition
    - Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2817316) 32-Bit Edition

    All says "Waiting for install". After I do install, the same updates are listed next time I run Windows update.

    I have run the Microsoft Office Cleanup tool, that did not solve the problem.
    I have rund Avast Register Cleanup, that also did not solve the problem.

    Would appreciate any solve for this problem!
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  2. Posts : 35,480
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi Try Settings, Updates, Windows Updates, Advanced Options and disable 'Give me updates for other MS products...'

    However you may actually want this function now or later, so this does not address the underlying trigger for these updates.
    Have you ever had a version - or this version- installed e.g. as a trial packaged with the PC?

    Of course you can scan the registry for Office entries (try Nirsoft's Regscanner), but there's no certainty there.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes, I've had Office 2013 installed earlier.
    I have checked if I have some parts of Office 2013 installed, but can't find that.

    What I do find a a number of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (7 in all), a numbe rof Microsoft Visual C+++ 2008 Redistributable (9 in all), one each of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 and x86, two Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable, two Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (one x86 and one x64) and finally on Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistrubutable (x64). Can I delete all of these, except for the 2015?
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  4. Posts : 35,480
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    The C++ redistributables may be related to other programs you have installed.
    For interest:
    Do I need these Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables? - Ask Leo!

    Try e.g. locate32 (or everything by void tools if you prefer).
    These index quickly, then searches are 'instantaneous', so you can search for strings using reg exp. syntax, wildcard characters.

    If you can find an exe related to Office, Revo uninstaller (force uninstall & point it at the exe) should pick up useful stuff including registry entries.

    However I'm betting you've some leftover registry entries.. so try regscanner (it completes a scan listing all found).

    I think you've seen this or similar:
    Uninstall Office 2013, Office 2016, or Office 365 from a Windows computer - Microsoft Office

    Note: similar issues have been raised here but I've not yet seen a solution.
    Potentially you could hide the updates and so block them (see Tutorials) but with Office that's not a good strategy really.

    Of course, a clean install of Windows would give a clean start. All depends if it's worthwhile and how much you'd have to reinstall.
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