Description of the Office 2010 update: August 14, 2012

There's an important update available for Microsoft Office 2010. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Office 2010. It also contains stability and performance improvements.
Update details

How to get the update and install it

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Note If you're not sure which version of Office is installed on your computer, use the following method.

How to check which version of Office is installed

  1. Start one of the Office 2010 programs. For example, start Word 2010, Excel 2010, or PowerPoint 2010.
  2. On the File menu, click Help in the navigation pane on the left. The version information is then listed in the details pane on the right.

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
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

Restart information

You don't have to restart the computer after you install this update.
More information

How to check whether the update is installed

This update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following tables.

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

How to uninstall this update

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Use one of the following procedures, depending on the operating system that you're running.
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update 2553272, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Click to select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update 2553272, and then click Remove.
If you need the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for any version of Office, check out the Office TechCenter at the following Microsoft website:

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Article ID: 2553272 - Last Review: 10/30/2012 03:10:00 - Revision: 9.0

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