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.
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.
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.
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?
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.