How to get Critical Updates for MS Word?

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marie500

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Regarding MS Critical updates for Word - I never get them via Automatic Update. Tuesday's (7-/12) updates are a good example, I got three updates - two were for XP and one was the Malicious Tool scan (not actually an "update"). Nothing for Word.
But I read that one was supposed to be a Critical update for Word: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8563738/

I have never gotten them for Word and also the Office Security site doesn't give Security-type updates via its scan (that I can see). Tonight for example, it gave me a list of seemingly un-Critical updates: French-language grammar checking was first on the list! It didn't highlight or stress that anything else on the list was critical in a security sense. It called them all "required." I disagree...but, that's why I'm here asking!

My Word version is confusing, it's both Office XP and Word 2002 - it goes by both names. Can I get updates for Word through Automatic Updates? If not, how can I?
 
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As far as I know the only place for Word updates is http://OfficeUpdates.com
If you do OfficeUpdates and Windows Update, you will have all the security updates from Microsoft. You may need to install some, reboot, install more updates, etc. Just keep rebooting and checking the Updates site until there are no more updates.
 

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Thanks for answering. I guess the confusing thing about the Office site is how it gives so darn many available updates and doesn't separate out security updates. I guess I'll just let it install everything, and not worry that I'll also get the (unwanted) French grammar-checker, LOL!
 
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