Windows 10: Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!

Discus and support Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!! in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I do not know how or why this happened on my wifes system as it has been OK for months. We have 64 bit Win 10 Pro and 64 bit Office 2016 Pro. Updates... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MPSAN, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. MPSAN Win User

    Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!


    I do not know how or why this happened on my wifes system as it has been OK for months.
    We have 64 bit Win 10 Pro and 64 bit Office 2016 Pro. Updates are OK.

    All of a sudden, yesterday she started getting updates for her 64 bit Office 2016 Pro AND 32 bit Office 2010. I can see an Office14 in her ProgramFiles(x86) but we do not have or did we ever install an Office 2010 64 bit or 32 bit.

    So, Can I go to Windows Update and security and remove all the Office 2010 32 bit updates and then remove the Office14 Directory?

    :)
     
    MPSAN, Mar 8, 2017
    #1
  2. KClarkCHS Win User

    Windows Update Error - Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2965253) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80240017

    I keep receiving a notification that an update is necessary to be installed on my Surface Pro4. Running Windows 10 and Office 2013 -both are 64 bit. The update I keep getting notified about is Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2965253) 32-Bit Edition,
    followed by this error: Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2965253) 32-Bit Edition - Error 0x80240017. Since I'm running Office 64-bit, how do i get this update to recognize my version of Office and stop trying to install?

    Thanks!
     
    KClarkCHS, Mar 8, 2017
    #2
  3. windows mobile device center 6.1 x64 deleted all my contacts from my phone

    Hello. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that data is not recoverable. I am willing to bet that you have installed Office 2010 64-bit. The deletion of info is the result of WMDC 64-bit incompatability with Outlook 64-bit. The only way to stop this
    from happening and syncing the phone is to install Office 2010 32-bit on your 64-bit system. Hopefully, you synced recently with your old XP system and won't lose too much...
     
    Resourceful, Mar 8, 2017
    #3
  4. MPSAN Win User

    Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!

    OK, I think I see what did it. It was a Brother software package that trys to install into a Office 2010 directory and creates one if it is not there. Still, can I remove the windows updates and remove the Office14 directory?
     
    MPSAN, Mar 8, 2017
    #4
  5. You should remove the software that installed it via the Remove Program feature in Windows. Any software installed that has to do with anything Office 2010 will trigger a Windows Update for that piece of software even if you don't personally use it, or didn't even install it. Windows will update any software that there is an update for, so just removing that folder/piece will only solve it for the time being. The next time you run the software that installed it you will probably have the same thing happen.
     
    Bobby Phoenix, Mar 9, 2017
    #5
  6. MPSAN Win User
    Thank you. What I may try is to remove the updates in windows then remove the office14 folder. I THINK that the Brother software added this during install and the options now show NOT to add it to Excel and Word, etc. However, I hope that once this had been installed my wife can use the software without it recreating the Office14 folder.
     
    MPSAN, Mar 9, 2017
    #6
  7. MPSAN Win User
    Well. I went to Windows Update and removed all the Office 2010 32 bit updates. I then went to the Software Distributions download directory and removed all there. I then went to program files(x86) microsoft office and removed OFFICE14 and rebooted. When I did an Update again, it tried to install the Office 32 bit updates again! I guess the next step is to remove the Brother p-touch edit software. It is what caused it, but I thought that once it was installed, it would leave me alone!
     
    MPSAN, Mar 10, 2017
    #7
  8. Bree New Member

    Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!

    Well of course it would, all the registry settings say it's still installed.

    Deleting office14 in program files(x86) does NOT uninstall it. You were specifically told to...
    ...because that would have removed the registry settings too.
     
  9. MPSAN Win User
    OK...I understand. I will try to do what I did before and include removing the p-touch editor! I believe it even has an uninstall, but I can use the Control Panel. If that does work, I can ask Brother how to use their software and have it leave Office...any version...alone. I had hoped that we could use the software without removing it. It would be great if I could just find the reg entry to remove the program entry that messes with Office!
     
    MPSAN, Mar 10, 2017
    #9
  10. Bree New Member
    Well you can... just put up with the 32-bit updates. They won't have any effect on your 64-bit Office, just an annoying irrelevance really.

    You could try removing it, then reinstall and look carefully to see if there's a custom install option that leaves out the Office 2010 bits. Or check their website to see if a more up to date installer is available.
     
  11. MPSAN Win User
    Well, I did send Brother an email so I will see what they say. Why they want a 32 bit version is clear as they do not use 64 bit office. However, I ONLY have Office2016 64 bit, and yes, that does have an entry in program files (x86) but there is no reason Brother should make it look like I have Office 2010! Also, I do have the most up to date windows 10 64 bit installer for the driver and the software. I have thought of just putting up with the updates but want to try and fix this. Also, I believe this is just bad programming on Brothers part. The editor does not require Office at all...it just adds a quick addin to Office!
     
    MPSAN, Mar 11, 2017
    #11
  12. Bree New Member
    Yes, does sound like bad programming, the Office add-in should really have been made an option as part of a custom install, or at the very least - check that Office 2010 is actually installed before adding the add-in!
     
  13. MPSAN Win User

    Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!

    To make it even "badder" they have an addin manager once the software is installed to enable or disable an addin for Word and Excel, but if you only have 64 bit Office it is grayed out. So why are they installing in the first place?!
     
    MPSAN, Apr 5, 2018
    #13
Thema:

Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!!

Loading...
  1. Best way to STOP Updates for 32 bit OFFICE on 64 bit Install!!!!!!!!! - Similar Threads - Best STOP Updates

  2. 32 or 64 bit?

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    32 or 64 bit?: new laptop with newer version of windows (Windows 10). how determine if 32 or 64 bit? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/32-or-64-bit/b4cea53e-b009-42e4-8836-bc181f1c7404
  3. 32 bit to 64 bit

    in Windows 10 Customization
    32 bit to 64 bit: can I upgrade my 32 bit to 64 bit plz help me I nwanna play fortnite https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/32-bit-to-64-bit/67efd3f2-6406-4c88-9aa7-667bf8b42650
  4. 32 bit to 64 bit

    in Windows 10 Customization
    32 bit to 64 bit: Hi Guys I installed windows 10 as an update. the laptop will take 64 bit but is running windows 10 as 32 bit how do i change it to 64 bit? Thanks for any advice https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/32-bit-to-64-bit/55e0e1c7-2b84-49fa-bfcd-157401ffc8a8
  5. Office 32-bit vs Office 64-bit issue

    in Microsoft Office and 365
    Office 32-bit vs Office 64-bit issue: I've run in to a strange issue that I'm not finding a solution for. I have four employees who are working on spreadsheets. File A and File B track information from two different teams. File C pulls data from A and B, then displays it all together. The files are located in the...
  6. Changing Office from 32 bit to 64 bit

    in Microsoft Office and 365
    Changing Office from 32 bit to 64 bit: I am running the 32 bit edition of Office 2016 Pro 32 on my PC which has a 64 bit processor. Do I have to purchase a new (64 bit) version of Office to take advantage of my 64 bit CPU? Thanks in advance to all who reply, Dan 101610
  7. 64 bit to 32 bit

    in Windows 10 Support
    64 bit to 32 bit: Have a Asus laptop with 64 bit system loaded win10 64 bit used 89% of ram contacted Asus unit not suitable for win 10 is there a way to run win10 32 bit on a 64 bit system as this should use less ram. . 39318
  8. 64- and 32-bit

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    64- and 32-bit: I have a 64-bit capable PC but to date I've only ever installed 32-bit versions of Windows. If I create a new bootable partition can I have a 64-bit W10 installation running there? (My guess is "yes" but I thought I'd check) 2415
  9. W10 32 bits to 64 bits

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    W10 32 bits to 64 bits: Hello, I just noted that my Toshiba U300 laptop had a 32 bits operating system. It's now Windows 10 that I got with the free upgrade. My question : what's the easiest way to do a free W10 64 bits clean install ? More details ... When I bought this laptop, it had Vista...
  10. 32 bit or 64 bit

    in Windows 10 Support
    32 bit or 64 bit: Hello,All my programs, installed and portable, are according to my system 32 bit.Since I have in mind to replace my problematic "old" computer, Will I be able to use them (install) on a 64 bit system ?Answers will be appreciatedThanks 92122