Botched Patch Tuesday Update Breaks Down Office 2013

Botched Patch Tuesday Update Breaks Down Office 2013

Microsoft had been delivering flawless updates these past few months, and the majority of users that deployed Patch Tuesday updates did so without experiencing any issues.

Sure, Windows 8.1 Update caused a few installation problems, but that is not a patch, per se.

But one of the fixes that the software titan rolled out in this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle last week is reportedly breaking down Office 2013, with several users confirming on the community forums that the productivity suite no longer works after installing these newest fixes.

The situation is rather severe, and Microsoft, is aware of the issue.

The problem only affects around 1% of the users, which still is quite a lot. In fact, a couple of hundred even took to the forums to confirm that they were affected.

Anyway, this is what the company said on the matter:

“Shortly after the release of the June Public Update, we received notification of a potential issue affecting a subset of Office 2013 Click-to-Run users. In some cases, users running Office 2013 may not be able to launch Office products after the June Public updates are installed.

The Office team is aware of this issue and is working on a solution. Although we have seen this impact less than 1% of our user base, we consider this a high priority issue.”

A company employee said in a post on the forums that reinstalling Office 2013 is the only way to fix this problem, so unless you want to do that, it is best to stay away from the June updates until we have an official fix for the issue.

  • Randy A

    This seems to happen far too often. I’m sure this will be a quick fix, but these Patches shouldn’t be released until they’re 100% ready. Better to get it right.