1.    01 Apr 2017 #1
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    Unwanted and failed updates in Windows 10


    Dear All,

    In my Windows update history, I can see a large number of entries of installation failed updates. This is for both windows and Office. It appears windows keeps downloading the upgrades again and again. Wasting a lot of data.

    I don't have many office components installed. Like: Access, and One note. It keeps downloading updates for them as well, and later it appears as installation failed.

    Is there a way to change this behavior? What should I do?
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  2.    01 Apr 2017 #2
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    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
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  3.    03 Apr 2017 #3
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Happens all the time and not tied to particular Windows version. My MS Office 2013 gets updates for not installed components. It was happening even on W7. MS Office keeps some parts of installation source even when they are not installed for compatibility's sake with other parts. Shared DLLs, manifests etc. and they get updated too.
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  4.    04 Apr 2017 #4
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    Can I hide the non-required updates so that they do not get downloaded again and again? Probably Win 10 do not allow this.
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  5.    04 Apr 2017 #5
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    There are some settings built in:
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  6.    04 Apr 2017 #6
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    If I un-select "Give me updates for other Microsoft products.........", will it stop updating Office? I am fine with not updating Office regularly.
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  7.    04 Apr 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaLaLand View Post
    If I un-select "Give me updates for other Microsoft products.........", will it stop updating Office? I am fine with not updating Office regularly.
    Yes it should.
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  8.    04 Apr 2017 #8
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    Great. Will try that. I have seen that page while moving around Windows update settings.
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