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I have rolled back from MS Office to 2013 to office 2010. Windows 7 updates still thinks I have office 2013.

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I have rolled back from MS Office 2013 to Office 2010. Windows 7 updates still thinks I have office 2013. how do i remove the hidden rouge 2013 entries? Many thanks in advance.
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by:John Hurst
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Did you uninstall Office 2013 first?   Go to Programs and Features and see if Office 2013 is still there. There is only one entry for Office 2013 / Office 2016.
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I performed a full un install. its not shown on the programs and features list. it only shows office 2010 which is working fine. Whe i perform a windows update it  shows office 2013 as being installed. When you look in program files it only shows office 14 (2010)
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There are steps in the Microsoft article below for complete uninstall of Office.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Uninstall-Office-2016-Office-2013-or-Office-365-from-a-PC-9dd49b83-264a-477a-8fcc-2fdf5dbf61d8?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

There is a Fixit you can download and there are manual uninstall steps that you can follow.

See if this helps.
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by:Stephen Yarrow
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Many thanks, but this will also remove my working office 2010, what I wanted to do is to find the hidden 2013 files and registry entries to remove manually.
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I would first remove Office 2010 from Control Panel. This is easy and does not affect any documents. The run the uninstall steps, then restart the computer and then install Office 2010.
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Many thanks John, I know it wont affect my documents as they are not even on the same drive as office. My concern was outlook as i have sevral email accounts and its a bit comlicated. I am happy with my office 2010 installation its just annoying Windows keeps asking to upgrade office 2013.
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I keep a record of email accounts so I can remake them in an hurry. I think there may be third party applications to do this but I do not bother because these occasions are rare.
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by:Stephen Yarrow
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Hi John, I do have a record or my email accounts and backups of the PST & OST. Is there no way to find the hidden entries of office 2013?
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They are kept in the registry. I think in later versions (Office 2016 and not sure about Office 2013) they are also kept in the PST file.

Check third party tools for this function.
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OK, John, many thanks for your input. I will keep looking for the hidden entries in the registry.
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Question was answered properly
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