BIG FAT WARNING - One of today's updates require Office to be uninstalled prior to updating

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  1. jnjroach

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    Big Fat Warning - From Gabe Aul - Director of Windows 10 Insider Program in a series of Tweets this morning:

    Hey #WindowsInsiders, we just made a tough call after working through the night that I thought I should share with you.

    We have a security update going out today, and the installer fails on 9879 if Office is installed.

    Rather than rolling a new fix (losing several days in the process) we’re going to publish it as is.

    The workaround is painful: uninstall Office, install the hotfix, reinstall Office. Sorry. We’re working hard to fix
     
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    All I can say is they are making a big mistake releasing it as is.
     
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    I think this may be an attempt to Cull the Weakest Links from the Technical Preview prior to releasing the more polished Consumer Preview after the first of the year....
     
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    Or perhaps hold off installing that update a few days to see if they fix it. :)
     
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    I'm going ahead and uninstalling Office 365, updating, re-installing Office.

    If I don't come back, tell my wife and the folks at Apple that I love them.
     
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    In that case they will probably succeed. ;)
     
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    Did the deed and lived to talk about it....
     

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