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

14 May 2014   #1
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 
Why is MS offering an Update for Office 2010 if one does not have it

On every machine I have gone on that has either office 2003 or 2007, Microsoft is offering a security update for Office 2010. Does anyone know why?
Now we know MS is not supporting office 2003 anymore but why give this update?
and I just saw it on 2 of my clients computers that have office 2007- duh?


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14 May 2014   #2
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

To which update are you referring?
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14 May 2014   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyanna View Post
To which update are you referring?
This one here,

Update 2825635 for Office 2010: May 13, 2014


These might explain why,

Microsoft Update and Windows Update offer updates for Office programs that you do not have installed

From scenario three in the above link,

Quote:
Office updates target every product in which a component was included.
Windows Update or Microsoft Update offer updates for products that are not installed on the computer
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14 May 2014   #4
robinb9

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

That is dumb, actually i never saw this before, very weird
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14 May 2014   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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.
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14 May 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have never been able to understand why some people spend time deciding what update to install & what not to. Then some way down the track wonder why an update caused a problem which may well have been caused by hiding an earlier update that this subsequent update may need to install properly. I always & have always installed all the updates applicable for my computer from MS & have never had a problem.

If you received a notice from your car maker that a recall is needed for your model, to fix a safety issue or something serious would you decide that you know more than the manufacturer & not have the recall attended to.

I think that MS would know a lot more about what issues might confront my OS than I would, particularly concerning its security or system flaws that need to be updated or fixed.
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15 May 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
On every machine I have gone on that has either office 2003 or 2007, Microsoft is offering a security update for Office 2010. Does anyone know why?
~~~
Oh! Oh, oh! Oh!
(Arnold Horshack)

When you installed the Microsoft Office File Validation (OFV) Add-in...
(which should show up in Programs and Features)
...you were blessed with the ability to validate* Office 2010 files too.
(without being told that you were getting this feature)

*check for malicious Office files

Those OFV files have an original date of 14 Jan 2011...
...then there was a patch for them about later that year:
...the patch was labeled for 2010 KB2553065
...but at least the "Applies to" section mentions Office 2007:

Attachment 317845


Then there is this month's patch (KB2825635)...
...which is also labeled for 2010
...but the "Applies to" section does not mention Office 2007 :-(

Attachment 317846



To figure some of this out (just for you :-)
...I installed Office 2007 (no service pack).

Attachment 317847

Then installed Office 2007 SP3 and checked for updates.

I was offered these updates and the OFV Add-in:

Attachment 317849
Attachment 317850


When you opt to install the OFV Add-in...
...you see this info (no mention of Office 2010).
Attachment 317851
Attachment 317852



You should install KB2825635 and then you should see this:

Attachment 317856
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15 May 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

GREAT explanation and research UsernameIssues !
I wondered about this update also, so I waited on installing it...
Patch Tuesday again so?

I checked my history, and you are spot on.
I just installed it

Can't rep you right now
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15 May 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Copy and Paste because I couldn't of said it better.

From DavidW7ncus post #8

GREAT explanation and research UsernameIssues !

Now to my 2 cents using my 3 brain cells.

Microsoft to the best of my knowledge never gives every exact detail of any update.
My belief is they give the basics what a update is for. If they post the exact reason and all the code changes ect. it would take volumes and who is going to read and understand all of them. Maybe the hackers.
One has to put some trust in Microsoft's decision on what system needs what.

Yes at times Microsoft makes a mistake but seldom. If a mistake is made it fixed quickly.
Considering a 100 million plus computers are updated in this fashion I would say their batting average is excellent.

After watching many, many Update problems fixed by Noel, Golden, Tom and others I have come to the conclusion that most Update problem come from a system having a problem before the Updates were installed.

I keep a close watch on any driver updates and choose if I want them.
I don't except any Bing.
I download and install all others and have no problems on two computers.

I would suggest one has to put some trust in a company you had enough trust to install their operating system.
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15 May 2014   #10
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I got this one as well and installed, even though on this Windows 8 Notebook I have 2007, but the other machines here have 2010 installed and as they're all networked didn't see any reason not to install it.
No problems.
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