July 8, 2014 update for Office 2010 (KB2837581)

Applies to: Office Home and Business 2010Office Home and Student 2010Office Professional 2010

This article describes update 2837581 for Microsoft Office 2010 that was released on July 8, 2014.

This update provides the latest fixes for Office 2010. This update improves the round-trip behaviors of modern shapes into legacy shapes and back again between file formats of the 2007 Office system and Office 2003. It also includes stability and performance improvements.

How to download and install the update


Windows Update

Use Windows Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and install from the Microsoft Download Center. If you are not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you’re running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office?.

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

Restart information

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

More Information


Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have either Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2460049 Description of Office 2010 SP1
2687455 Description of Office 2010 SP2

How to uninstall this update

Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Use one of the following procedures, depending on the operating system that you are running.
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update KB2837581, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Click to select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update KB2837581, and then click Remove.
Windows 8
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
  2. Type windows update, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click View installed updates in the search results.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and then tap or click update KB2837581, and then tap or click Uninstall.

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: