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Windows 7: Hidden updates won't stay hidden

14 Sep 2017   #1
Zero G

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Hidden updates won't stay hidden

I've been searching in the forum and I can't find a solution to this.

I hide some important and optional updates and they come back. Even as fast as, hide all updates and click ok, green shield in windows update says all is up to date, then click on "Search updates", wait a few minutes, and all the hidden updates are back.

Some more info, an optional driver I've hidden last week did stay hidden.
A list of the update I want to hide:

+Important ones
-Microsoft Outlook 2016 (KB3178664)
-Microsoft Access 2016 (KB3128054)
-Microsoft OneDrive for Buisness 2016 (KB3118341)
-Microsoft OneNote 2016 (KB3141512)
-Microsoft Outlook 2016 (KB3191883)
-Microsoft Project 2016 (KB3191934)
-Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB3191918)

-Microsoft Silverlight (KB2977218)

Reason for not wanting this updates are, that I only installed Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, why would I want updates for components not installed grabbing space in my ssd

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

All those updates are part of Office 2016 & as you have what looks like Office 2016 Professional, you will have to accept all the Office updates as the whole update is applicable to whole of Office. Trying to block certain parts updating is defeating the complete update process & will not work.

Office is a software package & to keep up to date it requires all the updates to be installed, if you wish to have it running at it's best & to keep it secure, which is very important with all the cyber crime that is happening.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2017   #3
Zero G

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It's Office Standard 2016, it doesn't even have Access. So, no way to opt out of updates of the parts I didn't install, it's more than 1Gb, and I know that it will increase with time. Updates for Office, word, powerpoint and excel, I did install them
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Sep 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

If you get Office updates through the normal Windows Updates, then you most likely have one of the volume licensed editions. You have mentioned that yours is Office Standard 2016, which is one of these. There is also Office Professional 2016 & Professional Plus.

The usual home or home office version of Office 2016 would be Office 2016 Click to Run. With this version updates are installed automatically in the background & do appear in the normal Windows Updates section, if you have elected to have it updated.

I use the home office version Office 2013 Pro which is also Click to Run & have it set for automatic updates.

Although Office Access & other updates are received in your Windows Updates notification, it's unlikely they actually get installed if there is no actual application to install them into. Sometimes updates need to be installed to cover various abilities to work within certain Office applications, such as being able to transfer data from Access to Excel as an example, even though that is not available in your version, but the update is supplied to perhaps fix a problem in Excel, this is applicable to your version & the professional version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2017   #5
Zero G

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, seems I'll have to live with them, thanks for your time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2017   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Thanks for getting back. Living with them should not be a problem & if Office is working well it's best just leave it alone.
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