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I have Microsoft Office installed, but only Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I do not have Outlook installed, and do not use it. Or Windows Mail or something similar.

Nevertheless, Windows always wants to install a : Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter

Why? How can I tell it to go away? Hiding he update does nothing as it will come back when there is a new one or if I reboot.

It also wants to install updates for Windows Defender, which I have removed and do not use.....

edit: I found this site, which basically has no solution. I am scenario 2, and I want to avoid the update continually being recommended to me.

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Which OS please? XP, Vista, or Windows 7? The settings are slightly different between them. –  davr Oct 14 '09 at 20:50
    
Really though, I say just install them, it's not gonna hurt anything. In fact you can set it to automatically install updates, then you wont even know. –  davr Oct 14 '09 at 20:50
    
davr, it happens on both 7 and vista –  Bill Grey Oct 14 '09 at 23:36
    
See the newly updated : superuser.com/questions/167898/… for the how-to with the Windows 7 Update Manager –  rlb.usa Jul 26 '10 at 17:33

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If you go to the Windows Update site and select "Custom" it will search for all the updates it thinks you need. Find the one you don't want, expand the details by clicking on the + icon and then select "Don't show this update again".

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I don't want to use the website though, I prefer my computer to notify me. –  Bill Grey Oct 14 '09 at 19:29
    
@Bill - you'd only have to use it the once (until the next one turns up of course). –  ChrisF Oct 14 '09 at 19:41
    
The problem is that each update has a different id number, so I actually get a few showing up, at the very minimum of once a month, but often more than that. It irks me, and I should be able to disable this permanently. –  Bill Grey Oct 14 '09 at 20:36
    
@Bill - I didn't realise there were so many. I must admit that I accept all the junk mail updates despite not using Outlook, mainly due to laziness. –  ChrisF Oct 14 '09 at 20:48

This article by Microsoft Support might help:
How to troubleshoot Windows Update or Microsoft Update when you are repeatedly offered an update

And, although it's not the same error, see the following article for how to remove the temporary update files that Windows uses to identify updates for your computer:
Windows Update error 80070002

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