So I'm trialling Office 2010 pro plus on Win7 x64. I have an x86 RTM version (14.0.4760.1000). I install from a file server onto a VM, then check MS Updates and see what updates I'm missing (ok, there are faster ways but...). Downloaded the x86 updates from MS catalog, they arrive as a bunch of folders containing CAB files. Winrar to expand the files, as expected a bunch of .MSP and .XML's. Take the .MSPs for the missing updates, place in the /Updates folder and trial install on VM again, to check how it works before using it on "live" systems or customizing. Results: 1) Installer spends quite some time on "installing updates" 2) When I check Help -> "Additional version and copyright info" or WIndows Update none of the updates I added to the folder seem to be installed. Something Obvious Is Not Happening Like I Expected....... ? Why wouldn't this work?