Supern00b: when you install Office, a log file will be created in your temp folder and if you scroll through it, you'll find info on what's happening to each of those updates. It'll say something like "installed" or "not applicable". It might give you more info on those problem updates. abbodi1406 has done amazing work in keeping the list of updates current so there should be no updates shown as needed in Windows Update, if everything installs successfully. If you're seeing 10 or more (or even just one) listed in WU afterwards, then something's not right. As abbodi1406 said, there are no updates that should be left out of the "updates" folder. All should be included. If one is not needed, Office will just skip over it and you'll see the "not applicable" info in that log file. As you said, there are a few updates that have their .MSP contained inside another internal compressed package (two layers deep in the update). Be sure to go into that second compressed package to extract out the .msp from those 5 or 6 updates that are like that. Or better, just let WHDownloader do the work for you: right-click at the bottom of WHDownloader and select "Office MSP Extractor". You can also have WHD do this automatically by setting the "ExtractMSP=" entry in the config.ini file to "True" (default is False).