Repair, update or uninstall Microsoft Office Click-to-Run

Sometime back we had blogged Microsoft’s new technology is called Click-to-Run technology, which is a  new way to download and install products of Microsoft Office 2010. This post talks on how you can repair, update,or uninstall Office Click-to-Run.

Repair Office Click-to-Run 

Repairing Office Click-to-Run requires an Internet connection to be available during the entire repair process.

The files you created by using Microsoft Office are not deleted. However, you can choose to save the Microsoft Office settings or customizations that you created in the Office programs.

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.
  2. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business, Microsoft Office Home and Student, or Microsoft Office Starter, and then click Change.
  3. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  4. If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  5. If you don’t want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box. If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).
  6. Click Repair.

Update Office Click-to-Run

The Click-to-Run updates are automatically pushed to your computer, but you might have to close your Office programs before the updates can be applied.

When the updates are downloaded but blocked from being applied, you will receive a notification, a small pop-up window that is displayed in the notification area.

Most updates do not require an Internet connection during the entire update process. However, if an Internet connection is required during the entire process, you will get a message letting you know that you must stay connected until the update is completed.

Click one of the following options:

OK : Before clicking OK, you should save any open files and close any Microsoft Office programs that are open. If any Office programs are open after you click OK, the update process closes them, and any unsaved files or data is lost.
Cancel : You can wait to install the updates. When you are ready to install the updates, do the following:

  1. In an Office program, click the File tab.
  2. Click Help, and then click Apply Updates.

Disable Updates : We don’t recommend this option. If you do disable the updates, you won’t get the security or reliability updates.

Uninstall Office Click-to-Run

The files you created by using Microsoft Office are not deleted. However, you can choose to save the Microsoft Office settings or customizations that you created in the Office programs.

The customizations can only be used in the same Microsoft Office product and language version.

  1. In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features. In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features.
  2. Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
  3. For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
  4. If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
  5. If you don’t want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box. If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).
  6. Click Uninstall.

These instructions are for Windows 7 | 8 users running Microsoft Office 2013 | 2010. Check this if you need to Repair Office.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • Rick

    It’d be nice to go to Office and delete click-to-run if I HAD Office, which I don’t.

  • Alfredo Grados

    I am getting rid from an old computer. I want to delete/remove Microsoft Office Home and Student version because my license is still written in the program, but I can’t find a way to remove the program.

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