Re: which updates can I ignore
If Outlook (2007 or 2003) isn't installed, you wouldn't be offered Outlook
(OL) updates, Linda.
Should you install an OL update, there's a very distinct possibility that OL
would replace Outlook Express (OE) as your default Mail Client. Installing
an OL update might also enabled sharing of OE's Address Book, which could
cause other problems.
The above notwithstanding, you probably have an Office 2007 Compatibility
Pack installed, in which case Microsoft Update could offer you an update for
Office 2007. Should this happen, it'd be best to install any such updates
to keep your machine secure.
Linda in Iowa wrote:
> I am using Win XP sp2. I don't have outlook installed on my computer, but
> do use the other programs in Office 2003 Professional. 2007 was installed
> a trial from May to June, but I have gone back to using 2003. Thanks.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
>> posting to this newsgroup, please.
>> If you don't use Outlook, Remove it from your install of Office 2007.
>> After doings so, you shouldn't be offered any OL updates.
>> Linda in Iowa wrote:
>>> I assume if I am not using any version of Outlook I can ignore those
>>> updates. Also updates for office 2007 can be ignored if I am using
>>> office 2003. What happens if I download one of these accidentally?