I have hidden many updates for parts of Office I don't use (but do have installed) but wonder if I should just install them. I imagine it can't hurt.
Bru I'm happy to be corrected as I am not a computer technician however my view so far is:
MS deliveres to the lowest common denominator, so lots of dummies who don't care about installing a quality
anti virus etc. So MS has to keep a high level of security to cover those who don't protect their computers.
Most updates appear to relate to security.
As I use only Word and P/Point (and frankly only use Word to fit in with others as I prefer Open Office) I am not going to fill up my machine with updates which appear irrelevant. I have a quality fire wall, anti virus and malware and regularly use Lavasoft's Adaware (tried Malwarebytes for a while but found it inferior to Adaware) to scan my system.
As I said I'm happy to be corrected technically if I'm mistaken but sofar I've had 12 years of operation (mostly on XP Pro, now Win 7 Pro) and no great crashes or bugs which couldn't be removed easily.
One point I'm waiting to clarify: with selective install can I avoid installing component programs of Office 07? Or can I only mark them 'Not Available' and still carry them on my system. Am prepared to uninstall and start again if I can avoid loading them all. Can anyone clarify this?