HOWTO: Determine if an Office Update is installed on Win7

Previously, I would check the following registry location for Office updates: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

There are entries something like:


I would then use a reporting tool to look for this to identify where office updates are installed. (LANSWEEPER is a great tool for this kind of reporting)

Recently I needed to do this for an Office Update that was causing issues with opening attachments in outlook.

Something must have changes since i had to do this, so if you have this issue, adjust your registry path:

The proper location to scan is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages

And search for the actual KB #

you are welcome



and sometimes you can use this path as well: (if the computer is a 64 bit windows 7)