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    Exclamation Another flawed Office update tells users to buy the suite

    Breaks file associations in Office 2010 Starter Edition; some customers smell conspiracy

    Computerworld - Microsoft yesterday acknowledged yet another problem with its Sept. 10 updates, confirming that one of those fixes broke Office 2010 Starter Edition by changing the file associations of already-created documents.

    "After installing this update, some users have reported they are unable to open files by double-clicking them, that the file type icons have changed, and that they must go to the application to open files," Microsoft's Office team said in a company blog post Wednesday.

    Some customers, said Microsoft, were even told that they needed to buy a copy of the full-scale Office, which starts at $140 for Office Home & Student 2013.

    Naturally, that caused some customers to wig out, as their suite -- Office 2010 Starter Edition -- had come free with their PCs...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinma View Post

    ... caused some customers to wig out
    To put it mildly. I'm seeing crying, screaming and gnashing of teeth.
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    Right?
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