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No Custom install for Office 2016?


JohnnyGui

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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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Mark Phelps

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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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JohnnyGui

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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.
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:
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Customize Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) Setup to Install Selected Programs Only - AskVG
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I somehow have the feeling Microsoft is trying their very best to piddle people off with their new "technologies". I'm still not sure about this yet..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Asrock Pro4 Z77
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce GTX 660Ti
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HDS921010DLE630