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How to Turn Off Office 2013 updates

Posted on 2013-12-04
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Hi,

I have a client who's computer appears to be downloading updates continually which is a problem for us as we get charged per/mb for usage here.

Is there a way to turn off these updates? and only download when required?
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by:aadih
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Change the Windows update settings to: Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
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Control Panels - System Security - Windows Update - Change Settings ... and select whatever you need. You may keep OS updates but suppress other MS software updates etc.

Update: This KB article may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/901037
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by:FalklandsIT
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aadih, that is already sety there and making no difference.

Looking further I see that officesvc is connecting to the internet and doing the downloads. If that helps
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by:aadih
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What happens if you disable this service?

In an administrative command prompt window:

sc stop "OfficeSvc"
sc config "OfficeSvc" start= disabled
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by:FalklandsIT
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Turn off office updates in FILE|account all now OK

Many thanks
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Great. You did it. :-)
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