BIG FAT WARNING - One of today's Updates requires Office to be Uninstalled First

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  1. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Big Fat Warning - From Gabe Aul - Director of Windows 10 Insider Program in a series of Tweets this morning:

    Hey #WindowsInsiders, we just made a tough call after working through the night that I thought I should share with you.

    We have a security update going out today, and the installer fails on 9879 if Office is installed.

    Rather than rolling a new fix (losing several days in the process) we’re going to publish it as is.

    The workaround is painful: uninstall Office, install the hotfix, reinstall Office. Sorry. We’re working hard to fix
     
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    jhoff80 Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    He posted later on that users should attempt to install the update first, then only if it fails do the uninstall Office thing.

    Updated fine for me with Office installed.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I was on my way to post that....I did the uninstall, I will say Office is running better after a fresh install though :)
     
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    Mikerman Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Welcome. But please post in the appropriate thread, rather than off-topic in old threads (which can cause readers to open threads they otherwise wouldn't have gone to).
     
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