Update, repair, or uninstall Office Click-to-Run products

You can update, repair, or uninstall Microsoft Office Click-to-Run products. For more information about Office Click-to-Run, see Learn more about Office Click-to-Run.

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Update Office Click-to-Run products

The Click-to-Run product updates are automatically pushed to your computer, but you might have to close your Office programs before the updates can be applied.

When the updates are downloaded but blocked from being applied, you will receive a notification, a small pop-up window that is displayed in the notification area.

Most updates do not require an Internet connection during the entire update process. However, if an Internet connection is required during the entire process, you will get a message letting you know that you must stay connected until the update is completed.

Click one of the following options:

  • OK    Before clicking OK, you should save any open files and close any Microsoft Office programs that are open.

 Important    If any Office programs are open after you click OK, the update process closes them, and any unsaved files or data is lost.

  • Cancel    You can wait to install the updates. When you are ready to install the updates, do the following:
  1. In an Office program, click the File tab.
  2. Click Help, and then click Apply Updates.
  • Disable Updates    We don't recommend this option. If you do disable the updates, you won't get the security or reliability updates.

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Repair Office Click-to-Run products

 Important    Repairing Office Click-to-Run products require an Internet connection to be available during the entire repair process.

The files you created by using Microsoft Office are not deleted. However, you can choose to save the Microsoft Office settings or customizations that you created in the Office programs.

Windows 7

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

 Note    In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features.

  1. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010, and then click Change.
  2. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  • If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  • If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.

 Note    If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).

  1. Click Repair.

Windows Vista

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

 Note    In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features.

  1. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010, and then click Change.
  2. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  • If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  • If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.

 Note    If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).

  1. Click Repair.

Windows XP

  1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

NOTE In Classic view, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  1. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010, and then click Change.
  2. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  • If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  • If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.

 Note    If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first.

  1. Click Repair.

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Uninstall Office Click-to-Run products

The files you created by using Microsoft Office are not deleted. However, you can choose to save the Microsoft Office settings or customizations that you created in the Office programs.

 Important    The customizations can only be used in the same Microsoft Office product and language version.

Windows 7

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

 Note    In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features.

  1. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
  2. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  • If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  • If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.

 Note    If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).

  1. Click Uninstall.

Windows Vista

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.

 Note    In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features.

  1. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
  2. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  • If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  • If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.

 Note    If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).

  1. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs.

 Note    In Classic view, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  1. Click Microsoft Office Click-to-Run.
  2. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  • If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  • If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.

 Note    If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first.

  1. Click Remove.

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Applies to:
Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010