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Must Uninstall Office In Windows 10 For Patch

by James Denison / December 9, 2014 1:15 PM PST

Dec 9, 2014 12:43 PM PT

Microsoft today took the unusual step of telling users running Windows 10's Technical Preview to uninstall Office before applying one of December's security updates.

"We just made a tough call after working through the night that I thought I should share with you," wrote Gabe Aul, the engineering general manager for Microsoft's operating system group, in a four-part Twitter understatement Tuesday.

"We have a security update going out today, and the installer fails on 9879 if Office is installed," Aul continued. (more at link)

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I have Office 2007 with Windows 10 w/no problems.
by wpgwpg / December 11, 2014 5:02 AM PST

Does this pertain to a particular version of Office? I updated my Windows 10 system Tue. afternoon with no problems.

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I don't know
by James Denison / December 11, 2014 3:16 PM PST

the whole thing sounds suspect to me, but thought I'd put it out there, just in case.

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try first then uninstall
by renegade600 / December 12, 2014 10:53 AM PST

the article I read about it said to try to install first. If you cannot install the updates, then uninstall office. It did not give a version.

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