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Windows 7: Office 2010 uninstalled but still getting Windows Updates

26 Apr 2015   #1
sevendo

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Office 2010 uninstalled but still getting Windows Updates

Three months ago, I uninstalled Office 2010 and installed Office 2013.

Yet Windows Update keeps sending me updates to Office 2010. Why?

(I have Windows 7 x64 if that matters.)

The only legacy Office thing I have left on my machine is something called "Microsoft Office Small Business Connectivity Components." I was afraid to uninstall it because I didn't know what it did. What does it do, and can I safely uninstall it?

But Windows Update keeps sending me updates to Microsoft Office 2010, so I'm wondering if that could be the reason?


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26 Apr 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

"Microsoft Office Small Business Connectivity Components" probably accompanied Office 2010 and I think as long as it's on the computer the updates will see it.
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27 Apr 2015   #3
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Also there are a number of other things that may trigger Office Updates - any of the Office Viewer variants (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and some less obvious things can also do it(one is a VBA install that comes with Office, but isn't uninstalled, if I remember right).
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