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Windows 7: "Inportant Updates" for products I don't have

18 Feb 2015   #1

"Inportant Updates" for products I don't have

My Win 7 computers constantly offer Important Updates for products I don't have, like later versions of Office, Visual Studio, etc.

- Why does it do this?

- I always uncheck those boses and don't uninstall those updates. Correct?

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18 Feb 2015   #2

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If you do not want an update, you untick it and then click on it then hide.
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18 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mwr View Post
Why does it do this?
According to this KB article:

an uninstalled program might have left dependent system files on the computer.
So maybe your computer came with programs preinstalled, and didn't uninstall completely later?
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18 Feb 2015   #4

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

Many times, the Visual Studio and Office updates are present because other programs have imported sections of these suites (such as the Word Reader, or the Visual C++ libraries) for use - these require updates the same as the full suite does, to improve security and/or functionality.

It's generally better to install an update for apparently no reason, than not to install one which may either solve a sever problem or prevent a malware attack.
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