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Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (x32 Excel-x-none.msp, x64 Excel-x-none.msp, Graph-x-none.msp): October 28, 2011

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2010 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 28, 2011.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • When you use the ZOrder method for an ActiveX control in Excel 2010, the ZOrder method does not work. This occurs when Excel 2010 is in non-design mode. For example, the BringToFront method does not work correctly when Excel 2010 is in non-design mode.
  • Assume that you have an Excel workbook that contains a ListBox control. When you hold down the Ctrl key and then click a ListBox item in Excel 2010, the ListBox control is selected instead of the ListBox item.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) session to connect to a computer that has Windows Server 2003 64-bit edition installed.
    • You start Excel 2010 though the RDP session, and then you try to paste text into a workbook.
    In this scenario, Excel 2010 crashes. 
  • The performance of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code is significantly slower in Excel 2010 compared to Office Excel 2003.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.


Download information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

 File versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable66,426,36816-Oct-201115:12
Graph-x-none.mspNot Applicable1,988,60816-Oct-201115:12

Excel-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Graph-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime


Download information 

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable65,383,93616-Oct-201115:19
Graph-x-none.mspNot Applicable3,172,35216-Oct-201115:19

Excel-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Graph-x-none.msp information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 2596554 - Last Review: 02/08/2012 08:24:00 - Revision: 4.0

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