Beware of Windows Update…

I have Windows XP running, among much else, Office 2003. However, for the last 72 hours Windows Update (WU) has been trying to foist upon me scores of MBs of updates for Office 2007, which I don’t have (or want, or need).

I don’t allow WU to operate automatically, but have it set to show me all updates, which gives me the opportunity reject those that are no use to me (wrong updates are not unusual), and, on this occasion, to reject all the useless Office 2007 crap.

I’ve no idea what would have happened if all these updates for apps I don’t have had been installed automatically but, apart from taking up disc space, I Continue reading