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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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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2020-07-14 9:53 PM
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My Office uninstalled itself again, so I get to dredge up my rant thread and ...



Where do they get off pulling moves like this? It's absurd. It's uninstalled itself while I had Outlook and Word running, so nothing else would start when I needed OneNote to uh... note something, NOPE. Gone. Closed Outlook and Word and launched them again... NOPE. Gone.

Why am I paying money for this nonsense every 6 months? WHY?
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Sorry man. I had a problem recently where "my organization deleted my device" but they hadn't. Took a month to get my access back (the pandemic and work from home did not help in this any). I basically had to revert back to my previous laptop which was functioning fine. But it was my previous laptop for a reason - it was getting old. Can be very frustrating sometimes.

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If you're using Office 365, there's a feature called Intune, it seems and that can remote uninstall from Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center according to what I've read. But you're using Office 2016?

I just don't like the idea of using Office 365 unless it's the browser version when I absolutely have to. I just have Office 2016 and older versions... I can live with Open Office and such but the layout that breaks when converting to a real Word format just makes me angry.

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You need to transition to Softmaker Office Suite
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My Office uninstalled itself again, so I get to dredge up my rant thread and ...



Where do they get off pulling moves like this? It's absurd. It's uninstalled itself while I had Outlook and Word running, so nothing else would start when I needed OneNote to uh... note something, NOPE. Gone. Closed Outlook and Word and launched them again... NOPE. Gone.

Why am I paying money for this nonsense every 6 months? WHY?


Tell me you did not try nuking write permissions for essential Office folders.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2020-07-15 8:10 AM
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I did not... what gave you that idea?
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Alt Bass Page Icon Posted 2020-07-15 8:27 AM
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You post here as if you do not like the pain. Could such a hack solve your problem?
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