After endless difficulties with the update of Windows October 10, 2018, which finally released this month with the data loss…
After endless difficulties with the update of Windows October 10, 2018, which finally released this month with the data loss error fixed, it seems that it’s now Office- The team’s turn to release any updates that need to be released.
On November patents Tuesday two weeks ago, Microsoft released a lot of Office updates to update its Japanese calendars. In December 201
7, Emperor Akihito announced that he would abdicate and that his son Naruhito would take his role as emperor. Each emperor has a corresponding eponymous name, and calendars must be updated to reflect the new name. The Office fixes provide updates to manage this event.
Two of these updates, KB2863821 and KB4461522, both for Office 2010, are apparently very broken, causing programs to crash. The company has interrupted delivery of the correction files, but the problem is so severe that Microsoft recommends that anyone who installed the updates should already uninstall those pronto (see KB2863821 here and KB4461522 here).
Users of Click-to-Run versions of Office (used by Office 365 subscriptions) should not need to take any further action because Click-to-Run Office will automatically restore the patch. Manual removal is required only for the permanently licensed Office versions.
Another patch, KB4461529, is also recognized as problematic; In particular, 64-bit Outlook 2010 crashes at startup. The guidelines for this patch are different – and quite unsatisfactory. Unlike the other two correction files, KB4461529 is a security update, so it is not recommended to remove it because of the vulnerability it would expose. Instead, Microsoft suggests that Outlook users use Outlook Web Access to access their mail. Considering that this particular crash seems to occur immediately when the program is started, you wonder how exactly it’s ever been sent. Even the most overestimated testing would have shown the problem.