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Description of the Office 2013 update: March 12, 2013

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Office 2013. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Issues that this update fixes

  • When you try to start OneDrive for Business, the application crashes.
  • Assume that you install the 32-bit version of OneDrive for Business together with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2013, or that you install 64-bit version of OneDrive for Business together with 32-bit version of Office 2013. In this situation, a dialog box that contains "Microsoft Groove 2013" is incorrectly displayed.
  • This update provides stability and performance improvements in OneDrive for Business when users set up an initial sync or when they work with .ms-one-stub (Microsoft OneNote Stub) files.
  • When you use OneDrive for Business to sync files over a slow Internet connection, OneDrive for Business takes longer than expected to open a file that is already synced to your local disk.


Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

Note This update applies to Office 2013 MSI installations only. This update does not apply to click-to-run installations.

To identify the installation version of Office 2013, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft Word 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. If Office 2013 was installed by using Click-to-Run, an "Update Options" item is displayed. For an MSI installation, the "Update Options" item is not displayed.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

The update for Office Home and Student 2013 RT is available only from Windows Update.


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
Branding.xmlNot Applicable460,00914-Feb-1310:09

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 2768016, and then tap or click Uninstall.

Windows 7
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Click View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and then click update 2768016, and then click Uninstall.

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: 2768016 - Last Review: 02/25/2015 08:47:00 - Revision: 5.2

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