March 7, 2017, update for Project 2013 (KB3178650)

Applies to: Project 2013 StandardProject Professional 2013

This article describes update KB3178650 for Microsoft Project 2013, which was released on March 7, 2017. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes


This update fixes the following issues:
  • The Visual Basic Applications ScreenUpdating property does not work as expected in Project 2013. Instead of freezing the screen content when the code runs, the screen continues to update. This produces screen flicker and causes the code to run slower.
  • In some cases, enterprise custom field data may be lost from a project after a status update has been applied, and the project is then opened in Project Professional 2013.
  • Assume that you open a project plan, and transfer local resource custom field lookup table values to an enterprise resource enterprise field. Then you save the project plan to a Project server. In this situation, some custom enterprise resource lookup table values may be lost.

How to download and install the update


Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center. If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

Update information


Prerequisite

To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

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

More information


To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft Word 2013.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Word Click To Run The screenshot for Word MSI

How to uninstall this update

Windows 10
  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and then select update KB3178650, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and then select update KB3178650, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 7
  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and then select update KB3178650, and then select Uninstall.

References


Learn about the standard terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

File information


The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. 

x64
x86