Turning on MS Office 2007 updates AFTER activation

Hi Experts,

I've recently activated Microsoft Office 2007 on a PC running WinXP.  During activation I was asked if I'd be wanting to receive updates for Office (it showed green (yes) and red (no) shields).  Without thinking much about it, I took the "no" option and completed the activation.

Q1.  How can I revert that selection now that activation is complete?
Q2.  Will the updates come as part of the normal Windows Updates?

Thanks.
Tel2
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You do not need to turn them back on in Office 2007. In Windows XP, select Microsoft Updates (instead of Windows Updates) and Office Updates will come along just fine.

So for Q2, the answer is YES, provided you use Microsoft Updates.


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tel2Author Commented:
Thanks thinkpads_user,

Is this the best way to turn on Microsoft Updates: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/901037  ?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use that link, or you can go Start -> Microsoft Update.

Once you use Microsoft Update, it "turns it on" and Microsoft Update will always kick in. Whatever version of Office is installed will be updated along with Windows Updates.

I think also if you go to IE, Tools, Windows Update, it will offer you a choice to use Microsoft Updates and select YES.

So there are a variety of ways, but the link you have should work.  

I turned on Microsoft Updates some years back and never touched it since.

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tel2Author Commented:
Hi again thinkpads_user,

> You can use that link, or you can go Start -> Microsoft Update.
The only "Update" under the start menu is "Windows Update", not "Microsoft Update".
Q3. Do you mean Start > Windows Update, or what?

> I think also if you go to IE, Tools, Windows Update, ...
I've got IE8 on WinXP and I don't see any kind of "Update" under the Tools menu.  The only "Windows" thing there is "Windows Messenger".

I now understand that installing the software from the link I gave is an alternative, but I would like to understand this first, so please answer Q3 above, noting that this is for WinXP.

Thanks.
Tel2
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
With respect to Question 3, I recall that when I ran Windows Update it asked me to run Microsoft Update. When I accepted the option, Microsoft Update went on top of the Start Menu. I can see it there on my XP machine.

Run Windows Update, look for a link to Microsoft Update, run the link for Microsoft Update and it should take over.

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tel2Author Commented:
Thanks thinkpads_user!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@tel2 - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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