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Windows 7: Why is MS offering an Update for Office 2010 if one does not have it

15 May 2014   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True I don't care about what code was changed, but I would like an explanation of what an update is for. Would it hurt MS to say something like, "The update will fix this xxxxx when you do this yyyyy." The jibber-jabber they do post is of no help for the 100 million people who have a right to know why they are trusting (A very big corporation who care little about us) MS to install.


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15 May 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do agree Gary. What Microsoft does give for information is as useless as nipples on a sidewalk. I don't think they are going to change.
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15 May 2014   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't always research an update before installing it. I usually put them all in and see if anything breaks. If it does break something, then I might go hunting for the reason.

I've only applied all of the latest round of updates to two W7 computers. They both lost some the same two Windows Explorer detail view columns (Owner & Attributes). It was not a big deal to select the columns again - then apply to all folders... so I've not attempted to figure out which update (and/or software combo?) did that.
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15 May 2014   #14
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What is dumb? That an update might be for more than one version?

I have 2007 myself and was offered the update too, it installed with no ill effects.
On 3 of the machines i saw it, only office 2007 was installed nothing else
On 2 of the machines 2003 was installed no addons for 2010 at all
Why offer an update to 2010 if 2010 was never installed nor components of 2010 were never installed, that is dumb.
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15 May 2014   #15
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
True I don't care about what code was changed, but I would like an explanation of what an update is for. Would it hurt MS to say something like, "The update will fix this xxxxx when you do this yyyyy." The jibber-jabber they do post is of no help for the 100 million people who have a right to know why they are trusting (A very big corporation who care little about us) MS to install.
Exactly!
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15 May 2014   #16
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What is dumb? That an update might be for more than one version?

I have 2007 myself and was offered the update too, it installed with no ill effects.
On 3 of the machines i saw it, only office 2007 was installed nothing else
On 2 of the machines 2003 was installed no addons for 2010 at all
Why offer an update to 2010 if 2010 was never installed nor components of 2010 were never installed, that is dumb.
And i saw the explanation above, but then microsoft shoukd at least tell us in the description, like this is a update that fits into office 2007 or office 2003 and is needed because.................
Then at least i know when i install it i am not going to tear my hair out if the office program does nor not open.
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15 May 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just install the updates one at a time.
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15 May 2014   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
What is dumb? That an update might be for more than one version?

I have 2007 myself and was offered the update too, it installed with no ill effects.
On 3 of the machines i saw it, only office 2007 was installed nothing else
On 2 of the machines 2003 was installed no addons for 2010 at all
Why offer an update to 2010 if 2010 was never installed nor components of 2010 were never installed, that is dumb.
Yeah, I guess there really isn't a sufficient answer to that particular question.

I doubt Microsoft is going to chime in here, so the rest of us just post opinions based on information gathered.

I thought the info I found would be useful, was to me anyway.

I have no idea why they can't explain what each update is and does in layman's terms, or why they title an update that would potentially confuse the end user.

I never have problems with updates so I accept the updates offered for my machines and move on.

Obviously, other's do have problems, we have a sub-forum full of them.

I hope you find an answer that satisfies you.
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