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I had to do a fresh reformat the other day.

I installed Office Professional 2010 and *disabled* automatic updates when prompted to do so when I opened Word.

I went into Windows Update and clicked "check for updates" and nothing popped up. Clearly there are updates to be downloaded since I haven't even installed SP1. Instead, I just downloaded SP1 online but I do not want to do have to check online every couple of days for updates to Office.

My question: Is there any way to enable Office updates within Office somewhere? I couldn't find anything online anywhere to fix this. I uninstalled Office, rebooted, and reinstalled. I opened up Office again and it didn't even prompt me to choose whether or not I wanted to automatically update or not.

Can someone help?
post #2 of 6
The only thing I can think of is a setting inside of Windows Update called "Microsoft Update" which is supposed to appear when you install other Microsoft software. There is only one option for this setting, and it's called "Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows". If it's there but not enabled, then enable it and see what happens.

That's all I can think of right now.
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post #3 of 6
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Not quite sure what you're referring to, but here's what I got:



If I click Find out more, nothing happens.
post #4 of 6
sounds like you broke it and need to installl windows and office from scratch.

and since it is a microsoft product it will not be able to fix its self.



sorry dude, i have no idea on how to fix it.
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Where it says "Get updates for other Microsoft products" click on Find out more and go from there.

If that doesn't help, then go to "Change Settings" and first disable automatic updates and then change it to "Check for updates but don't download or install them". That might work. Make sure you apply settings after every change.

Edit: Oh, you said nothing happens. Try my second suggestion then and see if that fixes it. If not, you might have to reinstall windows unless someone knows how to fix it.
Edited by mrwalker - 10/23/11 at 2:34pm
post #6 of 6
I'm referring to the Windows Update settings.

Click "Change settings" over on the left side of that window you showed me there.
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