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Argh. I despise Microsoft Office

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Alt Bass Page Icon Posted 2019-12-30 6:09 AM
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C:Amie - 2019-10-13 11:11 PM

Oh for crying out loud! It's just uninstalled itself AGAIN

My best guess is that it's a feature.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-12-30 11:21 AM
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Yup, I think it's their "let's not use Microsoft Update to update office, because of reasons", method of updating office. My machine has long sessions and infrequent reboots. The second it gets a moment with no office apps open, it patches itself via some weird deinstall and this unwanted and unwelcome stupidity requires a reboot before it'll sort itself out and re-trigger the install.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-12-30 10:36 PM
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Guess what it's just done?! As if, by magic....
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Paianni Page Icon Posted 2019-12-30 11:06 PM
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Just keep an air gapped Windows machine just for Office.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2019-12-31 11:42 AM
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I'd much rather Microsoft let me use IT how I want to use it, not how they think I or anyone else should use it.
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Alt Bass Page Icon Posted 2020-01-01 10:37 AM
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Set permissions of Office folder to read only.
IIRC, it's enough to just take them away from TrustedInstaller.

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Paianni Page Icon Posted 2020-01-01 7:49 PM
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Had to temporarily make IE the default browser in order for the 'Find out more' link in Windows Update to direct me to the right page to make Office 2010 updates be delivered properly. Apparently I had set it up wrong two years ago and therefore it had been stuck at SP2 ever since.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2020-01-01 8:05 PM
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Yeah, a common problem. If you update IE before you enable Microsoft Update, you have to ensure that you are using MS compatibility lists or you can't enable Microsoft Update either. The whole thing has become an unnecessary mess.

Microsoft created the overly complicated windows installer to try and clean up windows package management and then went and let each business unit create their own installer paradigms anyway. Another shot in the home goal.
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