How to re-enable Office 2010 updates....

Ok then, my question of the day is how does one re-enable Microsoft Office 2010 updates, like either automatic or choosing to check for updates along with other Microsoft software?

I have Windows 7 x64 with x64 Office 2010 installed and when I installed it, I choose not to update it, an obvious mistake. I installed a x32 version of 7 in a virtual machine and installed x32 Office 2010 on it an I choose to check for updates but not to install them. I went and updated the x32 7 and there were Office updates. So then I was like, "____." 

I've looked through the forums that remotely relate to this but there isn't an applicable solution. Choosing the options through Windows Update doesn't do anything. The only thing that I can think of to enable the updates is to uninstall and reinstall it, which I kind of don't want to do because I have to reconfigure Outlook and that's kind of a pain. Yep.


Uninstall Office using the 'Fix It' tool available under ‘Office suites’ from the link below. This will remove all the installed components of Office from the machine:


Once done, reinstall Office and verify the status.


Note: Before running the ‘fix it’ tool make sure that you have the disk or the download link and the product key to reinstall Office. 

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Last updated January 11, 2021 Views 46,895 Applies to: