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Description of the PowerPoint 2010 update: February 12, 2013

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of PowerPoint 2010. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements. 

Issues that this update fixes

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2013 side-by-side.
  • You uninstall Office 2013.
  • You try to open a PowerPoint presentation in Protected View.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
PowerPoint found a problem with content in <filename>.pptx. PowerPoint can attempts to repair the presentation.
If you trust the source of this presentation, click Repair.

When you click Repair, the PowerPoint presentation is not repaired.


Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:


DownloadDownload the update package now.


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:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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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 the files that are listed in the following tables.


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How to uninstall this update

Windows 8
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
  2. Type windows update, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click View installed updates in the search results.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and then tap or click update 2598240, and then tap or click Uninstall.

Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
  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 2598240, 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 2598240, 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, go to the following Microsoft website:

Article ID: 2598240 - Last Review: 02/12/2013 19:10:00 - Revision: 1.0

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