Office 2013 updates for apps that I never installed.

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Knifeshade, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Knifeshade

    Knifeshade MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2015
    Hello. I have successfully installed Office 2013 Pro Plus on my copy of Windows 10, which is all good and everything.

    But then I started noticing windows updates grabbing updates to Office apps that I don't even have. You see, during the Office 2013 set up, I selected only a couple of apps to install (Word, Excel, and PP), but I'm seeing updates for Publisher, Access, etc being downloaded.

    Anyway to fix this? Wasting bandwidth on my internet line, and wasting space on my SSD with all these updates that I don't even use.
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

    Feb 13, 2012
    Think that's weird? I installed ONLY Word 2010 and Office Picture Manager 2010, unselected absolutely everything else

    I downloaded something that had an Excel file in it, and was surprised to see it had the correct Excel icon, so I opened it, and Excel opened

    100% Excel was not selected during the install
  3. grigor

    grigor MDL Novice

    Aug 3, 2009
    Some programs have shared libraries - when you have one program and they update library for another - you get the update.