August 12, 2014 update for Excel 2013 (KB2883061)

This article describes update KB2883061 for Microsoft Excel 2013 that was released on August 12, 2014. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains Excel 2013.

This update includes stability and performance improvements. Please note that this update does not apply to Office 365 editions such as Office 365 Home.

Issue that the update resolves

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. The updates in the Download Center cannot be installed on Office Home and Student 2013 RT. 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
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Restart information

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

More Information

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

How to determine if my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based:
  1. Start Excel 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item is not displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Excel Click To Run The screenshot for Excel MSI

File Information
How to uninstall 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:
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Article ID: 2883061 - Last Review: Sep 9, 2014 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT

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