Update 2881014 for Excel 2013 June 10, 2014

Applies to: Excel 2013Office Home and Student 2013 RT

This article describes update 2881014 for Microsoft Excel 2013 and Office Home and Student 2013 RT that was released on June 10, 2014.

This update provides the latest fixes for Excel 2013. It includes stability and performance improvements. Please be aware that this update does not apply to Office 365 editions such as Office 365 Home.

Download and install the update


You can use Windows Update to automatically download and install the update (recommended).

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) that you are running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office?.

Note This update for Office Home and Student 2013 RT is unavailable from the Download Center.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Restart information

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

Issues that the update resolves


  • Assume that you have multiple workbooks open in Excel 2013. When you close a workbook after editing, Excel 2013 can crash randomly.
  • When you try to drag and embed a worksheet in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 crashes intermittently.

More Information


Update information

This update applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It does not apply to Office 2013 Click-to-Run edition such as Microsoft Office 365 Home.

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: