MS15-046: Description of the security update for Word 2010: June 9, 2015

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-046. To learn more about this security bulletin:

Download information

This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

Download Download 32-bit Word 2010
Download Download 64-bit Word 2010

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update

This security update fixes the following issue:
  • When you save a co-authored Word document that has linked Excel objects in Word 2010, Word 2010 stops responding.

Prerequisites for installing this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 installed on the computer.

For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2687455 Description of Office 2010 Service Pack 2

Restart information

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

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.

For more information, see "887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer for more information."

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces the following security update:
2956139 MS15-022: Description of the security update for Word 2010: March 10, 2015

Removal information

Note We do not recommend that you remove any security update.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.

For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates
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