Should I/how do I prevent a Microsoft Update?

  Pineman100 18:55 06 Jul 2008
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Microsoft's automatic update service is trying to push an upgrade to my wife's Vista Home Premium laptop. It's called 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 1'.

So far as I can see from Microsoft's website, this is an SP1 for MS Office 2007, but my wife only has Office 2000.

I have now prevented the download twice, but I have a feeling that it's going to keep trying.

Two questions:

1. Is there any point in having this SP?

2. If not, how do I stop the update service continually trying to push it on to my wife's computer?

Many thanks for any advice.

  woodchip 18:57 06 Jul 2008

Stop Auto Updates in Control Panel\Security Settings Use the Icon on the start list do it it Manually. thats how i do it

  VoG II 19:02 06 Jul 2008

Does you wife have the compatibility pack that allows her to open Office 2007 documents in earlier versions of Office? If so, I think that she needs this.

  Pineman100 19:10 06 Jul 2008

Yes, VoG™. If you mean the free MS download called FileFormatConverters, then she does have that.

So I guess I should let the update happen.

Many thanks for the advice.

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