October 13, 2015, update for Office 2016 (KB2910972)

This article describes update KB2910972 for Microsoft Office 2016 that was released on October 13, 2015. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

  • Updates caption buttons (minimize, maximum, and close) to match Windows 10 visuals in Office 2016 applications.
    BUG #: 2353560 (OfficeMain)
  • A series of visual updates for the default and high contrast themes in Office 2016 applications.
    BUG #: 2490477 (OfficeMain)
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • Outlook module navigation buttons aren't displayed in touch mode in Microsoft Outlook 2016 in high contrast themes.
      BUG #: 2414775 (OfficeMain)
    • Sends application versions (.exe) in per upload metadata instead of Office versions.
      BUG #: 2418699 (OfficeMain)

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files .

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Update information

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Office 2016 installed.

More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Open an Office 2016 application, such as Microsoft Word 2016.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI
File Information
How to uninstall this update


See the information about the standard terminology that's used to describe Microsoft software updates . The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

ID do Artigo: 2910972 - Última Revisão: 13/10/2015 - Revisão: 1