Update 2880475 for Excel 2013: May 13, 2014

This article describes update 2880475 for Microsoft Excel 2013 and Office Home and Student 2013 RT that was released on May 13, 2014. The download links for this update are also included in this article.

This update provides the latest fixes for Excel 2013. It includes stability and performance improvements. 

Download and install the update

You can use Windows Update to download and install the update (recommended).

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

The update can be downloaded for other versions of Office from the Microsoft Download Center:Note This update applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. This update does not apply to Office 2013 Click-to-Run edition such as Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium.

How to determine the edition of Office 2013

  1. Start an Office 2013 application such as Microsoft Excel 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run edition, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based Office 2013 edition, the Update Options item is not displayed.
    Office 2013 Click-to-Run editionMSI-based Office 2013 edition
    Office 2013 click to run editionMsi based edition of Office 2013
How to determine whether you are running 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 2013

  1. Start an Office 2013 application such as Microsoft Excel 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. Click About Excel, and then you can find the version information as shown in the following screen shot.

    The screen shot for step 3
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Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

Issues that this update fixes

  • When you open the Backstage view in Excel 2013 (for example, by clicking the File tab), Excel may crash occasionally.
  • Assume that you have a ListObject object (a table) that is associated with a slicer in an Excel workbook, and then you programmatically delete the ListObject object. When you try to interact with the slicer, Excel may crash.
  • Assume that you create an OLAP PivotTable by using a non-English version of Excel 2013. When you convert it to cube formulas, the caption of the field (usually a localized string) is used. Therefore, the cube formulas are invalid.
More Information

How to determine whether the update is installed

This update contains the files that are listed in the following tables.


Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Solver.xlamNot Applicable408,98116-Apr-201405:23


Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Solver.xlamNot Applicable426,70716-Apr-201405:33

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 2880475, 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 2880475, 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: 2880475 - Last Review: 05/13/2014 18:28:00 - Revision: 1.0

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