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When I updated Windows 7 today, I noticed that it included several updates for Office 2007. However, I only have Office 2003 installed. Are these Office 2007 updates (a) for Office 2003, (b) for Visual Studio 2008, or (c) a figment of Bill Gates's imagination?

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I have only OpenOffice installed and I still get the Office 2007 updates listed. So +1 from me. –  mmyers Dec 2 '09 at 17:53
    
I also keep seeing spam protection updates for Outlook, and I don't have it installed... +1 from me too –  Jakub Dec 2 '09 at 18:03

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If you have any of the viewers or compatibility packs installed, that might trigger updates associated with the newer version of Office. Upon getting certain attachments in Exchange I was prompted to download a compatibility pack in order to view the document. After this I would see 2007 related Updates in my 2003 Office install. I would also see the updates when I only had Visio Viewer installed.

Link to the Compatibility Pack which may be installed: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en

From the actual support text - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fb457536-26c5-428b-97e4-1fc13718266e

This update applies to the following products: The 2007 Microsoft Office suite and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

I had Visio Viewer installed, then later deleted, and sill would require the Update. I'm assuming this is because some DLL's were left behind.

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