Windows 10: Unwanted and failed updates in Windows 10


  1. Posts : 10
    Enterprise N 2016 LTSB
       01 Apr 2017 #1

    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. Posts : 3,209
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       01 Apr 2017 #2
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  3.    03 Apr 2017 #3

    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. Posts : 10
    Enterprise N 2016 LTSB
    Thread Starter
       04 Apr 2017 #4

    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

    There are some settings built in:
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  6. Posts : 10
    Enterprise N 2016 LTSB
    Thread Starter
       04 Apr 2017 #6

    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

    LaLaLand said: 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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  • Posts : 10
    Enterprise N 2016 LTSB
    Thread Starter
       04 Apr 2017 #8

    Great. Will try that. I have seen that page while moving around Windows update settings.
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