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Description of the SharePoint Designer 2013 update: December 11, 2012

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of SharePoint Designer 2013. 

Issue that this update fixes

Assume that you install SharePoint Designer 2013 on a computer that has Microsoft Visio 2010 installed. When you open the workflow gallery or create a SharePoint Server 2013 workflow, you receive the following error message repeatedly: 

Microsoft SharePoint Designer can't start Microsoft Visio. An error occurred and this feature is no longer functioning properly. Would you like to repair this feature now?YesNo

Additionally, when you select either Yesor No, the repair process starts.

Update details

This update does not replace a previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

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


DownloadDownload the 32-bit update package now.


DownloadDownload the 64-bit 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.

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 are running.
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update 2752031, 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 2752031, and then click Remove.

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Article ID: 2752031 - Last Review: 12/12/2012 01:37:00 - Revision: 2.0

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