October 13, 2015, update for Office 2016 (KB2910972)

Applies to: Office Home and Business 2016Office Home and Student 2016Office Professional 2016

This article describes update KB2910972 for Microsoft Office 2016 that was released on October 13, 2015. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

  • Updates caption buttons (minimize, maximum, and close) to match Windows 10 visuals in Office 2016 applications.
  • A series of visual updates for the default and high contrast themes in Office 2016 applications.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • Outlook module navigation buttons aren't displayed in touch mode in Microsoft Outlook 2016 in high contrast themes.
    • Sends application versions (.exe) in per upload metadata instead of Office versions.

Update information

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Office 2016 installed.

More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Open an Office 2016 application, such as Microsoft Word 2016.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI


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