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    Concerning auto updates . . .

    This question just came to mind as my Win7 machine presented me with some 121 MB of updates that "need" to be installed. I haven't seen this big of an update in quite some time.

    So here's my dumb question: Many of these are for Microsoft Office 2003, MS Office 2007, etc. None of which I have installed on my machine. Why does it present these "updates" if I don't even have this software, and if I just go with the default boxes that are checked, will it actually install those updates, or will they be ignored?

    In other words, where do you install an MS Office update, if you don't have the software installed?

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    Artie,

    ??Could you have bought a computer with trial versions of these programs preinstalled ?

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    Zig, you may have hit the nail on the head. This is a fairly new computer, and as I look through the Start menu, (which I never normally use), I can see Microsoft Office Powerpoint viewer and MO Word viewer. Might those be causing this? I've never used either. Can I delete those programs safely?

    This list is under Program Files (x86): (Can I delete them?)

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    Check the control panel's programs and features section to remove Power Point Viewer et al, if you have no use for it then you can safely remove it from there first.

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    Do not just delete, uninstall. Deleting a folder will not remove references to that app from the registry and hence you will still be offer updates, etc. On your list Silverlight and .net are not Office apps. Silverlight is MS version of Flash. Many apps use various versions of .net to work.
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    Thanks Ted. Will do.

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    Quick update: After I uninstalled the items I didn't need, their "updates" went away too. Good deal.
    Thanks everyone for the info.

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