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Windows 7: Missing option in Windows update

29 Sep 2014   #11

Windows 7 x64, ultimate/pro/home, SLES x86 & ia64

eh it might not have worked. now i'm not seeing office in the check settings windows again.

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29 Sep 2014   #12

Windows 7 Pro 32

If you mean in the Windows Update settings, note that the option is called Microsoft Update and not Office.
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18 Feb 2015   #13

windows 7

Thank you, asilayasi40
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01 Jun 2015   #14

Windows 7 64 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asilayasi40 View Post

This fix is for people that are familiar with registry editing using Regedit only. If you do not have experience using Regedit, I recommend that you do some reading first as you could cause some serious problems on your computer if you modify the wrong keys or values.

1-Close all running Microsoft Office components.
2-Open Regedit
3-Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\General
4-Modify the "ShownOptIn" value from 1 to 0
5-Launch a Microsoft Office component, it will give you the option to download the updates, make sure you select it.
6-Done. If you go back to "Windows Update", then "Change Settings", you will see the "Microsoft Update" and "Software notifications" sections are available again (until the Microsoft Update check box is unchecked again).
Thank you!! This fixed it for me! ...finally!
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24 Apr 2016   #15
Tom Toolman

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Thanks for that fix

The registry fix did the trick on this system. Thanks!
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