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If You’re Running Windows 10 You May Have To Reinstall Office


Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul, one of the most prominent members of the Windows 10 team, announced today that a security update to the current build of the operating system will not install if a user has Office already installed.

Instead, users of build 9879 of Windows 10, if they want to install the security fix, may have to uninstall Office, and later reinstall it. Here’s the mini-tweetstorm from Gabe:

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The company also released a more technical explanation here. Note that you might not have to do the Office dance to get the new code, so try to update without doing so. But if it doesn’t work, this is what to do.

Windows 10 is a different sort of project for Microsoft — the company is working on its new operating system quite publicly, soliciting advice earlier than it did in previous versions. Ship code sooner and more rapidly, however, and you…

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