On a relative's laptop I had selected custom installation for Office and installed only Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Recently I was doing some spring-cleaning and noticed that Windows Update (which is set to provide updates for all installed Microsoft products) is offering updates for Office apps that are not even installed! Take a look at a snippet of the update list below:
What do any of these have to do with the 3 installed apps?
BTW, I found a similar question here, but I already know how to hide the updates and the same ones are never offered to me again, so that's not the issue here. What I want to know is, does anyone know why Windows Update thinks these updates might be required? I searched the laptop for files mentioned in the KB pages for the updates, and couldn't locate them anywhere. Should I still install the security updates at least, or are they just being offered by mistake and is it fine to hide them?