When you select a whole worksheet and then try to sort the rows in Microsoft Excel 2010, you receive the following error message:
Excel cannot complete this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications.
Note This issue specifically occurs after you apply the update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:
2663830 MS12-030: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution: May 8, 2012
To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix package:
2598378 Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (excel.msp, graph.msp): June 26, 2012
Registry key information
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
After you install the hotfix package, the following issue that is described in KB 2597010 will occur:
When you change the height of a row that contains data in Excel 2010, and then you sort a column that contains data, the height change is not applied to the corresponding data.