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Description of the Office 2010 update KB2879953: October 8, 2013

This update fixes the following issue:

After you apply Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2), some disabled Office programs and features are unexpectedly re-enabled.

Update details

This update applies to Office 2010, Office 2010 SP1, and Office 2010 SP2.

How to obtain and install the update

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


DownloadDownload the kb2879953 package now.


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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

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

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Follow these steps, 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 2879953, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, locate and click update 2879953, 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: 2879953 - Last Review: 10/09/2013 03:32:00 - Revision: 1.0

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