Latest Microsoft update killed Word Starter

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Lavan

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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.

:mad:
 
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Lavan

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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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Lavan

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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?

:confused:
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#5
Make it a habit of creating a backup image.
Especially just prior to installing hotfixes.
 
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Lavan

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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.:mad:
 
Huge

Huge

Why am I still doing up?
#7
I also changed my MSFT settings to ...NEVER... do an auto update.
Was this smart?

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

Shinma said:
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?)
 
jimbo1763

jimbo1763

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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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Lavan

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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?:confused:
 
Shinma

Shinma

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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.
 
equinoxe3d

equinoxe3d

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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.
 
equinoxe3d

equinoxe3d

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Yesterday I clicked on the "Check for updates" link in Windows Update and the broken updates disappeared, it seems like it's solved now.
 
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Lavan

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The 9/12 update from MSFT destroyed everything you aren't paying $99 per year for.

:mad:

I have disabled ALL updates from the extortionist company.
 
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Lavan

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Until I hear DEFINITIVELY that Microsoft has regained its integrity and lets me use the Word Starter program that came with the computer, I will keep using Open Office and just have stuff in .odt files.
I am REALLY pissed at this.
I hope someone got fired.
But they probably got a promotion.
:mad: