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    Exclamation Latest Microsoft update killed Word Starter

    All my Word docs are unusable.
    Is there any way to get the starter back?

    This is disgraceful for Microsoft.

    Oh, I can pay for Office which I don't want, but the starter was fine for my use.


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    Did you try a system restore point?
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    Just did and got the dreaded blue screen. Safe mode repair apparently repaired the devastation whatever it was but I still
    have no access to Word.
    I can get a fake one freeware or go for buying the damn thing to satisfy the extortion.

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    Gonna just go with Open Office and let it save in .odt instead of .docx.

    Hope it doesn't screw up the files if I use as attachments in emails, etc.

    I also changed my MSFT settings to ...NEVER... do an auto update.
    Was this smart?


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    Make it a habit of creating a backup image.
    Especially just prior to installing hotfixes.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    I sure didn't CHOOSE to uninstall Word Starter.

    It was an auto update on shutdown last night. It's now set to NEVER update.

    If this was a human, Microsoft would be an extortionist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavan View Post
    I also changed my MSFT settings to ...NEVER... do an auto update.
    Was this smart?

    I would choose the setting "download updates but let me choose when to install them". You never want to not get any important update.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinma
    Make it a habit of creating a backup image.


    Monthly imaging is a good practice to get into (depending on how often your files change, weekly?)
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    Microsoft botches still more patches in latest Automatic Update

    http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft...-update-226594


    EDIT: Added heading to article explaining the issue about repeated updates.

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    I had problems with that latest update for Office as well. My issue was that the same four (I think) updates wanted to install repeatedly. As I look at my update history, I see them there six times. I got the machine to stop doing it by going to Update and marking them as hidden. Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Outlook in my case) seem to be okay. I am reluctant to uninstall the update and try again.

    Blessedly, I backup/image regularly, so I sleep well at night-at least as to that.

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Good grief! Now today I have jumped thru some hoops to remove hilited popups and ...THINK.... I handled it by disabling Tidy Network extension on Chrome and going into IE Tools>Advanced> and unchecking "allow third party extensions.

    Hmmmm???

    BUT.... also today, I locate Word Starter in the program list. But no way to shortcut to it or get docs to use it for opening.

    What the heck do I do about it? I've added Open Office but if there's still Word Starter on the machine why can't I get docs to use that to open, create, and edit?

    Can I be this stupid?

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    Until Microsoft figures out how the hotfixes broke all the various Office software,
    Nothing much one can do, unless one had a recent backup image for emergencies.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Got the infinitely repeating updates on my secondary PC with Office 2007, my main one with Office 2010 is fine though.

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    Microsoft has revised MS13-067, 72, 73, and 74 to address installation issues. Microsoft Office Sustained Engineering and Release team blog:
    Changes were made to the detection routines only. Customers who have successfully installed the updates do not need to take any further action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by equinoxe3d View Post
    Got the infinitely repeating updates on my secondary PC with Office 2007.
    Same with me and office 2k7; what's up with that??
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