Description of the Office 2013 update: January 8, 2013

Applies to: Office Home and Business 2013Office Home and Student 2013Office Professional 2013 More


Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Office 2013. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Issues that this update fixes

You experience one or more of the following issues in Microsoft OneDrive for Business 2013:
  • When a site name contains special characters (for example, "&"), you cannot sync document libraries.
  • OneDrive for Business 2013 constantly displays a "Processing changes" message, even though all files are synced.
  • When you delete files or folders for which the upload process has failed, the files or folders become stuck in Upload Center.
  • Network connectivity problems may cause OneDrive for Business 2013 to enter an unrecoverable error state.
  • You cannot rename files during the file upload process.


Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

Note This update applies to Office 2013 MSI installations only. This update does not apply to click-to-run installations.

To identify the installation version of Office 2013, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft Word 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. If Office 2013 was installed by using Click-to-Run, an "Update Options" item is displayed. For an MSI installation, the "Update Options" item is not displayed.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:


Download Download the 32-bit update package now.


Download Download the 64-bit update package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, go to the following Microsoft website: