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Windows 7: Microsoft Update v Windows Update Problem

18 Dec 2015   #1
Iain

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1- Tecra W50-A:Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Microsoft Update v Windows Update Problem

I do not have a Windows Update problem, but I do have a Microsoft Update problem. The latter is a tool to check for updates for Microsoft products other than Windows.

I finally installed Office 2016 Professional X64 this week and I should be able to configure Windows Update to check for updates for it, but I can't, as the link at the bottom of "Windows Update" home page ("Get updates for other Microsoft products. Find out more") to do so, points to this meaningless MS web page as shown on right side of image, below:
Microsoft Windows Update

Currently, system is set to receive updates for Windows only, and doesn't offer an option to configure it for other Microsoft product updates.

Anyone have a resolution for this, as it's essential to be able to update this product.

I've Office 2010 Professional installed on my other Win 7 Ultimate laptop, and updates for it have never been a problem. It's set to receive updates for Windows and other Microsoft products, unlike this machine.

This machine is less than a year old, but I chose to "downgrade" the OS from Win 8.1 Pro to Win 7 Pro when purchased. Could that be the issue here?




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20 Dec 2015   #2
Iain

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1- Tecra W50-A:Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorted!

This works quite well, especially the last paragraph:
How to Enable Windows Updates for all Windows Products

... as you will notice below:

Microsoft Update v Windows Update Problem-microsoftupdate.jpg


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