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Description of the 2007 Office system update: December 13, 2011

Microsoft has released an update for the 2007 Microsoft Office system. This update provides the latest fixes for 2007 Office system. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the update package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

How to determine whether the update is installed

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

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

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 are running:
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update 2596651, 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 2596651, and then click Remove.

The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft website:
update critical Office 2007 

Article ID: 2596651 - Last Review: 12/14/2011 03:44:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
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