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No Custom install for Office 2016?

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    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit

    No Custom install for Office 2016?


    Good day all,

    Sorry if this has been asked before but after I installed Office 2016 Pro, I noticed that it immediately pooped all of the Office apps onto my PC including ones that I really don't need. There's no custom option to select the ones you want and the ones you don't (unlike Office 2013).
    I read that it's apparently intended to do so and Microsoft actually has called it a technology (Click To Run Technology).

    I was wondering if there's ANY way to be able to exclude apps before the install so that they won't install. Is there a file that I can edit and if so, how exactly should I edit it?

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    Folks have complained about this same problem in the Windows 10 forums -- and the response there is that MS has removed the option to choose what components to install.
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    Posts : 191
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Folks have complained about this same problem in the Windows 10 forums -- and the response there is that MS has removed the option to choose what components to install.
    I posted my question on the Microsoft forums as well and someone named Brad[M] gave me a solution to this found here:
    Custom install gone? - Microsoft Community

    In case you don't have the ISO, use this link:
    [Tip] Customize Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) Setup to Install Selected Programs Only - AskVG

    I somehow have the feeling Microsoft is trying their very best to piss people off with their new "technologies". I'm still not sure about this yet..
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