By default, Click-to-Run installations of Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 2016 are configured to automatically update your Office installation when new updates are made publicly available. Occasionally, you may have to revert to an earlier version of an Office 2013 or Office 2016 Click-to-Run installation. For example, an automatic update may introduce unexpected behavior by one of your Office applications. In this case, you may want to revert to the previous version until a new version is released that addresses the issue you experienced.
This article provides a list of recommended steps to revert to an earlier version of an Office 2013 or Office 2016 Click-to-Run installation.
This section discusses some considerations that you should take into account before you revert to an earlier version of an Office Click-to-Run installation.
Consider the severity of the issue
Before you decide to revert to an earlier version of an Office Click-to-Run installation, you should weigh the severity of the issue that you're experiencing against the benefits of having the security, performance, and reliability improvements that are included in the latest Click-to-Run update.
Revert to the previous version of Office Click-to-Run
Follow these steps to revert to the previous version of Office Click-to-Run.
Important The Office Click-to-Run installation is streamed from the Internet. Make sure that your connection to the Internet is reliable and persistent.
Step 1: Set a reminder to enable automatic updates at a future date
Before you revert an Office Click-to-Run installation, you should disable automatic updates. To make sure that you don't miss future updates, set a reminder to manually check for future versions. When a new version becomes available, and if the new version doesn't exhibit the same issue that you experienced earlier, you should re-enable automatic updates.
Create a reminder to re-enable automatic updates. You can do this in Microsoft Outlook, on Outlook.com, or by using another application that has a calendar.
For more information about Office Click-to-Run updates, see the following articles:
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