1. micallan_17's Avatar
    My question is, the update is a at 650mb, will I need to download all that even though my office is up-to-date?

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    02-25-2014 03:04 PM
  2. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Yes. SP's contain previous updates, and then some, to that point.

    As you know, they are good for after fresh install, for a quick way to bypass all the incremental updates. Except for the ones that come after the SP.
    02-25-2014 05:17 PM
  3. micallan_17's Avatar
    i wish MS made an update to check if you have an up-to-date office to avoid downloading the entire update :(
    02-25-2014 05:27 PM
  4. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Well, it used to be that way. If you kept things current, you didn't need to install the SP, just keep on doing the minor updates. But they found that there were some instances that some machines weren't current. They found that including the SP's in the normal push they could catch those systems. To justify it, they include some extra updates to make the system current.

    Also, if you ever rebuild your system, or get a new system don't turn on auto updates in the beginning (sound counter intuitive doesn't it?). Just manually download the SP's first (for the O/S and Office), and install them. THEN turn on auto updates. Saves time and multiple reboots.
    micallan_17 likes this.
    02-26-2014 09:09 AM

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