1.    12 Feb 2016 #1
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    win 10 pro 64bit

    About these daily windows 10 updates...more a question than a rant


    I really like Win10 Pro and after a few months of testing, I've swung one of my laptops completely over to it.

    In the course of testing various programs over the months, I installed my own old Office Xp from 2002. Actually, just Word and Excel since I use those once in a while. Those two work great. I found updates for it, installed those, still great.

    Okay, well, in the course of win 10's normal daily updating of stuff, it downloads-installs-and fails with the following....

    Update for Office XP (KB913471) ............which isn't necessary
    Security Update for PowerPoint 2002 (KB905758) ............. not necessary... I didn't install powerpoint
    Security Update for PowerPoint 2002 ........................... same as above
    Security Update for SharePoint Team Services (KB911701) ................. didn't install it... no doubt part of office xp though
    Update for Access 2002 (KB904018)............. same as above

    Unless Microsoft plans to integrate "hide" or select down the road and just haven't gotten around to it yet, those five updates above have gone through the download/fail to install process many dozens of times now. Doesn't really bother me, but it is getting a little boring to see the list every day. Other MS/win updates continue to come in, download, install just fine, so the system is basically working like it should.

    Anyone find a secret solution yet? Other than me buying a new version of Office?

    I looked for a way to uninstall something or other related to the above, but of course, there's no powerpoint to uninstall, no reference prog for sharepoint, access etc.

    As soon as MS adds a hide/don't install option again, I'll be happy.
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  2.    12 Feb 2016 #2
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    I do not wish to appear blunt but is it surprising using a 2016 OS has issues with software way back in XP days?

    MS are not going to pull out the stops to sort this issue.

    You can turn off updates for other MS products in the update menus, under advanced options.

    Really it is time to update to a more secure and modern version of office.
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  3.    12 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    I do not wish to appear blunt but is it surprising using a 2016 OS has issues with software way back in XP days? MS are not going to pull out the stops to sort this issue. You can turn off updates for other MS products in the update menus, under advanced options. Really it is time to update to a more secure and modern version of office.
    Actually, there are no issues. The old Word and Excel work great as I mentioned. That in itself is imo, pretty cool. I also have a win95/98se music program that is running flawlessly in win10. So cool with that as well.

    I just may deactivate the "other windows products" part of update. Or maybe just leave things as they are.

    I would however love it if MS "pulls out all the stops" sometime this year to add a hide/deselect option for non-os oriented downloads. I think they plan to do this and just haven't gotten to it yet.
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  4.    14 Feb 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    If you've got them you could install the other components of Office XP, then they will update, and eliminate the update failures. There's always a possibility there might be things added that you didn't have before too.

    I feel just because a program is older, there's no need to replace it if it works for what you need it for.

    I've got Office 2013 on W10 (got it through work incredibly cheap, $10 USD, had it on Win7) had to download/reinstall it again after upgrading from Win7 to W10. That was one of the few programs that didn't move with the upgrade, but since reinstall on 10 it's been updating with no problems. It has many more features than it had when I first installed it on Win7, I don't use it much but it's nice to have the capability if you need it.
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5
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    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
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  6.    15 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    THANKS!!!!!! That's exactly what I needed. The 5 error updates are now set to not download in the future. Tests to work great.... just like the old hide/unhide options on older win os systems. Why wushowhide is a separate download is beyond me. This should be built right in to the update options page imo. But oh well, works fine. THANKS AGAIN!
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  7.    15 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by SyncToGreen View Post
    THANKS!!!!!! That's exactly what I needed. The 5 error updates are now set to not download in the future. Tests to work great.... just like the old hide/unhide options on older win os systems. Why wushowhide is a separate download is beyond me. This should be built right in to the update options page imo. But oh well, works fine. THANKS AGAIN!
    Glad I could help!
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