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To install the latest Windows 10 security update, you may have to reinstall Office

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Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul, who has been the eyes and ears for most of the Windows 10 updates has today announced that a security fix release by Microsoft for Windows 10 developer preview may not work without uninstalling Office.

The new update, KB3020114 is causing certain PCs (12% out of all, as per Microsoft) to fail while installing the new security update. Gabriel gave a quick workaround to the problem through twitter :

You can find a more technical explanation from Microsoft here. However, not all PCs are experiencing this problem. Hence, it is advisable to try installing the update in the regular fashion, and if that doesn’t work out, use the one provided by Gabe above.

Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows 10 isn’t just about skipping the Windows 9 nomenclature. Microsoft is projecting Windows 10 as a game changer, and a departure from Microsoft’s lacklustre business performance before Satya Nadellla took the reigns.

Though Microsoft said that it will not release any new builds this year, it has still been sending out small updates time and again. Microsoft has made sure that its biggest ever Windows release is more consumer inclusive and has hence involved a large number of developers to report bug fixes.

The Redmond giant is planning to showcase the consumer preview for Windows 10 in January 2015.

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