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    Outlook social connector update offered but Outlook not installed

    I am running Windows 7 SP1 32-bit with Outlook 10 Professional installed. During the Office 10 installation, I changed Outlook to X-Not available. My Microsoft Update is set to "Check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them".

    A couple of days ago, I was offered the Outlook Social Connector Update, 32-Bit Edition. This seemed odd, so I confirmed in Control Panel > Programs and Features that Outlook and the Social Connector are not installed. In MS Update, I clicked the More information link, which had a bad URL for KB2441641 instead of KB2289116. When I manually found the correct KB article http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2289116, I found that it was released on 09/14/2010. However, the MS Download Center says it was released on 8/24/2010.

    How could all of these errors have passed even the simplest quality control and testing?

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    Buckeye

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    MSKB articles often are updated after their initial posting once Microsoft has received feedback from its millions of users. For that reason, a later date on the MSKB article isn't a huge surprise.

    As for whether "not available" components of Office should be getting updates, I don't know: it may well be that even if they are marked as not available they are installed and could be touched by other programs (legitimate or malware) and therefore need regular updating.

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    SOLVED: Update does that sometimes (per Microsoft)

    @jscher2000 - Thanks for replying, and you make a good point, although the KB articles have revision dates separate from the update. I should have realized that this update was probably on limited release (making the Downloads date), then made generally available (the KB article release date).

    Thanks to Microsoft's Answers forum, I found KB902992, which essentially says that Update sometimes does this - hide the updates you don't need. I would add "and keep an eye out for the next unnecessary update".

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