December 9, 2014 update for Office 2013 (KB2899522)

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

This article describes update KB2899522 for Microsoft Office 2013 that was released on December 9, 2014.


Please be aware that the update in Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It does not apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?).

Improvements and Fixes


Improves the performance of the Office 2013 applications by adding graphics drivers to the block list if they cause an Office application to crash frequently.

Note You can disable this improvement by following the instructions in the "Registry information" section.

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 are running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office. Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files .



Registry information

Important
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.


After you install the hotfix package, to prevent the graphics drivers being added to the block list, you can follow these steps:
  1. Exit all Microsoft Office applications.
  2. Start Registry Editor:
    • In Windows 7, click Start, type regedit in the Search programs and files text box, and then click regedit.exe in the search results.
    • In Windows 8, move your mouse to the upper-right corner, click Search, type regedit in the search text box, and then click regedit.exe in the search results.
  3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\Graphics\Blocklist\
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type DisableBlocklist, and then press the Enter key.
  6. In the Details pane, right-click DisableBlocklist, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. Exit Registry Editor.

Restart information

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

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix package, you must have Office 2013 installed.

More Information


How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based: 
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Word 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 Word Click To Run The screenshot for Word MSI
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