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Old 09-19-2008
Linda in Iowa
 

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which updates can I ignore
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?


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Old 09-19-2008
dgmacmi
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore

"Linda in Iowa" <linda1264@mchsi.com> wrote in message
news:euhymilGJHA.4296@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>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?
>


Sometimes Office updates labeled for one application include related changes
to other Office Applications. Suggest you not ignore Outlook updates.

Are you using an Office 2007 Viewer? The Viewer can trigger Office 2007
updates.

Downloading one of these updates accidentally or not will do not harm {other
than download time or cost if you pay by the minute}. The update will just
not find any files that meet the update criteria so make not changes.

Don

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Old 09-19-2008
Alan
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore
Hi Linda,

Even though you might not use Outlook, it is part of the Office suite, so
that's probably why you are being offered updates for it.

And though you're using Office 2003, there might be some converters that
have been installed to allow Office 2007 and Office 2003 to read each
other's documents/spreadsheets.

If you accidentally download a high priority update that's not really
needed, I expect that it won't be installed.

Alan

"Linda in Iowa" <linda1264@mchsi.com> wrote in message
news:euhymilGJHA.4296@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>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?
>



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Old 09-19-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore
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.
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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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?


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Old 09-20-2008
Linda in Iowa
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore
I am using Win XP sp2. I don't have outlook installed on my computer, but I
do use the other programs in Office 2003 Professional. 2007 was installed as
a trial from May to June, but I have gone back to using 2003. Thanks.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> 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.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> 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?

>



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Old 09-20-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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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.
--
~PA Bear

Linda in Iowa wrote:
> I am using Win XP sp2. I don't have outlook installed on my computer, but
> I
> do use the other programs in Office 2003 Professional. 2007 was installed
> as
> 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?


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Old 09-22-2008
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:

> If Outlook (2007 or 2003) isn't installed, you wouldn't be offered
> Outlook (OL) updates, Linda.


Actually, at least some Outlook updates *are* offered (at least in a WSUS
scenario, and there's no reason AU would be any different) to machines with
Office but not Outlook installed.

Office 2003:

Update for Outlook 2003 (KB943649)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB945432)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB953432)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB953465)

Office 2007:

Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB946983)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB950378)

(Note: these are based on logs from July, the lists may be a bit different now.)

Harry.
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Old 09-22-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore
Harry Johnston [MVP] wrote:
> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
>
>> If Outlook (2007 or 2003) isn't installed, you wouldn't be offered
>> Outlook (OL) updates, Linda.

>
> Actually, at least some Outlook updates *are* offered (at least in a WSUS
> scenario, and there's no reason AU would be any different) to machines
> with
> Office but not Outlook installed.
>
> Office 2003:
>
> Update for Outlook 2003 (KB943649)
> Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB945432)
> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB953432)
> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB953465)
>
> Office 2007:
>
> Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB946983)
> Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB950378)
>
> (Note: these are based on logs from July, the lists may be a bit different
> now.)


Office 2003 is installed on my Desktop. OL 2003 is not installed. I am not
offered OL updates via Office Update. (WU is my default update source.)
YMMV with WSUS and/or Office 2007.

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Old 09-22-2008
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 

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Re: which updates can I ignore
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:

> Office 2003 is installed on my Desktop. OL 2003 is not installed. I am
> not offered OL updates via Office Update. (WU is my default update
> source.)


Odd. I just installed Office 2003 w/o Outlook on a test machine and went to
Office Update. It offered me several Outlook updates.

Well, perhaps it depends on exactly which edition, or on which subcomponents are
present, or the installation method, or something. I doubt it's worth the
trouble to try to isolate the exact circumstances; the key take-away here is
that Outlook updates are *sometimes* offered to people without Outlook. :-)

Linda: personally, I'd recommend installing anything Microsoft offer you (with
the possible exception of device drivers) unless there's a compelling reason to
be picky.

Harry.
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