MS Automatic Updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Roger Deal, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Roger Deal

    Roger Deal Guest

    I have MS Office Prof & XP.

    Windows recently auto dl'ed an update.
    I tried to install it and rec a msg that tells me
    that some required files are on the original Office
    CD and that I should put that CD in the machine.

    That is part of the prob, I am on the road
    and do not have the software with me.

    The other part of the prob is that I need
    to use Excel and when I try to start it the
    auto installation of the security update
    starts instead and we go through the same
    process which effectively blocks Excel
    from running.

    My question is how do I block or delete
    this particular auto update?

    Thank you.

    roger1938
     
    Roger Deal, Mar 20, 2006
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  2. Roger Deal

    JANA Guest

    You can try to see if you can do a restore, if a restore point has been
    saved. This may work for you.

    Since you have an internet connection, download Open Office, which is free.
    It should be able to read the MS file formats, and export to them. This way,
    you can keep working until you get home and be able to fix your problem from
    the original CD disk.

    If there is enough space on your hard disk, it would be a good idea to make
    folders of your major software's, and copy them in to these folders. Another
    way, is to carry copies around with you. From this, while you are out on the
    road, you can do fixes from them.

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    "Roger Deal" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I have MS Office Prof & XP.

    Windows recently auto dl'ed an update.
    I tried to install it and rec a msg that tells me
    that some required files are on the original Office
    CD and that I should put that CD in the machine.

    That is part of the prob, I am on the road
    and do not have the software with me.

    The other part of the prob is that I need
    to use Excel and when I try to start it the
    auto installation of the security update
    starts instead and we go through the same
    process which effectively blocks Excel
    from running.

    My question is how do I block or delete
    this particular auto update?

    Thank you.

    roger1938
     
    JANA, Mar 20, 2006
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  3. Roger,
    I agree with JANA.
    I don't know if Open Office would be possible for you to download though,
    especially if you're on dialup (if you're on the road) ... as it's a pretty
    big install.
    I do believe however, and that is for future reference, to avoid this
    problem), that at the time you install MS Office, you can opt to retain your
    installation files (The setup will ask you at the end if you want to keep a
    cached copy of your installation files). this will obviously require more
    space on your hard drive, but would be pretty useful for any auto-updates
    that will require the original CDs later. I personally keep ISOs of my
    office installation CDs on my hard drive, and mount them when needed with a
    software called CloneCD; but not everyone has the luxury of having humongous
    hard drives :) ... especially on laptops...

    Hope this helps. I know that doesn't solve your problem immediately as
    you're on the road, but I don't really think that there is any way you can
    resolve this problem without the CDs....

    --
    http://www.foreignkid.com

    A+, RHCE

    "Roger Deal" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have MS Office Prof & XP.
    >
    > Windows recently auto dl'ed an update.
    > I tried to install it and rec a msg that tells me
    > that some required files are on the original Office
    > CD and that I should put that CD in the machine.
    >
    > That is part of the prob, I am on the road
    > and do not have the software with me.
    >
    > The other part of the prob is that I need
    > to use Excel and when I try to start it the
    > auto installation of the security update
    > starts instead and we go through the same
    > process which effectively blocks Excel
    > from running.
    >
    > My question is how do I block or delete
    > this particular auto update?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > roger1938
     
    Georges Khairallah, Mar 20, 2006
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  4. Roger Deal

    tony p Guest

    Go buy a computer mag, Open Office is often on the cover DVD .



    "Roger Deal" is <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have MS Office Prof & XP.
    >
    > Windows recently auto dl'ed an update.
    > I tried to install it and rec a msg that tells me
    > that some required files are on the original Office
    > CD and that I should put that CD in the machine.
    >
    > That is part of the prob, I am on the road
    > and do not have the software with me.
    >
    > The other part of the prob is that I need
    > to use Excel and when I try to start it the
    > auto installation of the security update
    > starts instead and we go through the same
    > process which effectively blocks Excel
    > from running.
    >
    > My question is how do I block or delete
    > this particular auto update?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > roger1938



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    tony p, Mar 20, 2006
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  5. Roger Deal

    Roger Deal Guest

    These auto updates are security updates only.
    Isn't there some way to just stop them from running
    or erase them from my system?

    I only have a dialup and it would take forever to
    dl a large prog as I imagine Open Ofc must be.

    Thanks, Roger
     
    Roger Deal, Mar 20, 2006
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  6. Roger Deal

    Plato Guest

    Roger Deal wrote:
    >
    > Windows recently auto dl'ed an update.


    Turn off Auto-Update for best results. Only download what you need.




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    Plato, Mar 20, 2006
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