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  1.    09 Mar 2017 #1
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    Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!


    I do not know how or why this happened on my wifes system as it has been OK for months.
    We have 64 bit Win 10 Pro and 64 bit Office 2016 Pro. Updates are OK.

    All of a sudden, yesterday she started getting updates for her 64 bit Office 2016 Pro AND 32 bit Office 2010. I can see an Office14 in her ProgramFiles(x86) but we do not have or did we ever install an Office 2010 64 bit or 32 bit.

    So, Can I go to Windows Update and security and remove all the Office 2010 32 bit updates and then remove the Office14 Directory?
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  2.    09 Mar 2017 #2
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    OK, I think I see what did it. It was a Brother software package that trys to install into a Office 2010 directory and creates one if it is not there. Still, can I remove the windows updates and remove the Office14 directory?
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  3.    09 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    You should remove the software that installed it via the Remove Program feature in Windows. Any software installed that has to do with anything Office 2010 will trigger a Windows Update for that piece of software even if you don't personally use it, or didn't even install it. Windows will update any software that there is an update for, so just removing that folder/piece will only solve it for the time being. The next time you run the software that installed it you will probably have the same thing happen.
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  4.    09 Mar 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Phoenix View Post
    You should remove the software that installed it via the Remove Program feature in Windows. Any software installed that has to do with anything Office 2010 will trigger a Windows Update for that piece of software even if you don't personally use it, or didn't even install it. Windows will update any software that there is an update for, so just removing that folder/piece will only solve it for the time being. The next time you run the software that installed it you will probably have the same thing happen.
    Thank you. What I may try is to remove the updates in windows then remove the office14 folder. I THINK that the Brother software added this during install and the options now show NOT to add it to Excel and Word, etc. However, I hope that once this had been installed my wife can use the software without it recreating the Office14 folder.
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  5.    11 Mar 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Phoenix View Post
    You should remove the software that installed it via the Remove Program feature in Windows. Any software installed that has to do with anything Office 2010 will trigger a Windows Update for that piece of software even if you don't personally use it, or didn't even install it. Windows will update any software that there is an update for, so just removing that folder/piece will only solve it for the time being. The next time you run the software that installed it you will probably have the same thing happen.
    Well. I went to Windows Update and removed all the Office 2010 32 bit updates. I then went to the Software Distributions download directory and removed all there. I then went to program files(x86) microsoft office and removed OFFICE14 and rebooted. When I did an Update again, it tried to install the Office 32 bit updates again! I guess the next step is to remove the Brother p-touch edit software. It is what caused it, but I thought that once it was installed, it would leave me alone!
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  6.    11 Mar 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    ... I then went to program files(x86) microsoft office and removed OFFICE14 and rebooted. When I did an Update again, it tried to install the Office 32 bit updates again!
    Well of course it would, all the registry settings say it's still installed.

    Deleting office14 in program files(x86) does NOT uninstall it. You were specifically told to...
    ...remove the software that installed it via the Remove Program feature in Windows.
    ...because that would have removed the registry settings too.
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  7.    11 Mar 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Well of course it would, all the registry settings say it's still installed.

    Deleting office14 in program files(x86) does NOT uninstall it. You were specifically told to...

    ...because that would have removed the registry settings too.
    OK...I understand. I will try to do what I did before and include removing the p-touch editor! I believe it even has an uninstall, but I can use the Control Panel. If that does work, I can ask Brother how to use their software and have it leave Office...any version...alone. I had hoped that we could use the software without removing it. It would be great if I could just find the reg entry to remove the program entry that messes with Office!
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  8.    11 Mar 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    ... I had hoped that we could use the software without removing it.
    Well you can... just put up with the 32-bit updates. They won't have any effect on your 64-bit Office, just an annoying irrelevance really.

    You could try removing it, then reinstall and look carefully to see if there's a custom install option that leaves out the Office 2010 bits. Or check their website to see if a more up to date installer is available.
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  9.    11 Mar 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Well you can... just put up with the 32-bit updates. They won't have any effect on your 64-bit Office, just an annoying irrelevance really.

    You could try removing it, then reinstall and look carefully to see if there's a custom install option that leaves out the Office 2010 bits. Or check their website to see if a more up to date installer is available.
    Well, I did send Brother an email so I will see what they say. Why they want a 32 bit version is clear as they do not use 64 bit office. However, I ONLY have Office2016 64 bit, and yes, that does have an entry in program files (x86) but there is no reason Brother should make it look like I have Office 2010! Also, I do have the most up to date windows 10 64 bit installer for the driver and the software. I have thought of just putting up with the updates but want to try and fix this. Also, I believe this is just bad programming on Brothers part. The editor does not require Office at all...it just adds a quick addin to Office!
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  10.    11 Mar 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    ... I believe this is just bad programming on Brothers part. The editor does not require Office at all...it just adds a quick addin to Office!
    Yes, does sound like bad programming, the Office add-in should really have been made an option as part of a custom install, or at the very least - check that Office 2010 is actually installed before adding the add-in!
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