How to stop office 2016 being automatically upgraded to Office 2019 in Windows 11?

thewizardoz

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How do I stop office 2016 being automatically upgraded to Office 2019 in Windows 11?

I hate Office 2019 and I haven't been able to successfully install my Office 2016 again in Windows 11.

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Open any program (Word for instance)> Click on File upper left> Scroll down to Account on lower left< Click on Update Options drop down to left of Office Updates> Click on Disable updates

It will then show This product will not be updated. You won't get any security updates for 2016 either (if any)

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Open any program (Word for instance)> Click on File upper left> Scroll down to Account on lower left< Click on Update Options drop down to left of Office Updates> Click on Disable updates

It will then show This product will not be updated. You won't get any security updates for 2016 either (if any)

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Thanks but how can I keep getting security updates for Office 2016 while not updating to Offfice 2019 please?

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I have never seen a stand-alone copy of Office get upgraded without purchasing it.
Neither have I but I just went to open my Word 2016 one day and it was Word 2019!! My 2016 was licenced and activated but not the 2019 version that got mysteriously installed!
 

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Neither have I but I just went to open my Word 2016 one day and it was Word 2019!! My 2016 was licenced and activated but not the 2019 version that got mysteriously installed!
uninstall 2019?
 

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Confusing issue to me.
If your current version of Office is a one-time purchase (2016) (not subscription based ) version then Office will not upgrade to a later version (for example 2019).
To get Office 2019 then you would need to purchase another one time purchase licence and then install it, as far as my experience with the different versions.

EDIT - Unless there was a trial install of Office 2019 on your system some where. If that is the case then yep, uninstall 2019.
 

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Neither have I but I just went to open my Word 2016 one day and it was Word 2019!! My 2016 was licenced and activated but not the 2019 version that got mysteriously installed!
Guess someone installed it without getting a license.
 

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Hi,
Just installed 2016 pro plus couple weeks ago
I've been using win-10 lately but would be interesting if ms auto updates 2016 to 2019 for free.

Don't think ms can legally upgrade you to 2019 and ask for money after
Free well that would be a neat trick but seriously doubt it but never say never.

You must of agreed to try 2019 at some point in a popup message.
 

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Thanks [B]ThrashZone[/B]

I decided to do a fresh install of my Office 2016 Pro Plus x64 but I'm getting error ith NO error log!!

I have jus started another post specifically about that. You can have a look at that post and see if you have any ideas... please!


Thanks again.
 
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