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Everything was fine yesterday.  Running Office 2016.

There has never been any notice of an update until today.

Now It tries to run an unwanted update and says it can't complete the Task and won't let me open any Files.

My Internet connection is slow right now so that might be the problem. 

This whole thing is a Crock.  I did not want this. 

Anyone else been attacked by the Microsoft Mafia like this before.

Any Suggestions?

Allen

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In response to AllenB

Hey AB,

Oh but yes. Untelling where I'd be if it wasn't for the screwed up updates and just Excel messing up in general.

I'm guessing you are using 10? Can you get into your update section so you can just un-install the last update? I did that and kept blocking it until they got the problems fixed on the next one. You can stop updates for 7 days with windows 10. Is it this update? KB4497165

From what I'm gathering that is a CPU update. Not a lot of info on it yet if it's that update. If you can stop it with taskmanager, then get into updates, you should be able to uninstall it and pause updates till they get it fixed.

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In response to Greenfox

Thank You Greenfox

I was able to get Excel Back by Doing the Quick Repair in the Apps Settings and have paused updates until 7/30/2020.

Now I can get back to Work.

Your advice was greatly appreciated.

Allen

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I have been postponing updates since this originally happened.  This morning when I started Excel, the dreaded update showed again.  I immediately shut down the program again, extended the update ban for another 7 Days and used the Quick Repair in Settings-Apps-Microsoft Office and am up and running again.

I purchased my current program several years ago.  I think it is the 2013 version.  My question is “Why after about 5-6 years without a single program update message is this all of a sudden happening?”.  Is Microsoft trying to get me to pay something?  Other than some memory issues (My files get huge), I have never had an issue.  I wonder about updates and their potential sinister intent.  I get that there are threats that are out to get us all and have always assumed updates of any kind are intended to protect us.  At least that is what they would have us all believe.  You have to wonder what is really going on though. 

I am considering getting another computer to do Internet only stuff and disconnecting my current computer from the Internet.  When I want to post something I would have to send it to an external hard drive, turn of the computer, plug the drive into the connected computer and then send it.  Perhaps a USB Hub would alow the separation and file transfer so that I do not have to do the shutdown re-plug routine.

I don't think that Microsoft can be trusted.  Who knows what data is collected when an update takes place. 

MICROSOFT, LEAVE ME ALONE.  I AM DOING JUST FINE, THANK YOU.  BILL, YOU AND YOUR WIFE JUST FOCUS ON KILLING FOLKS IN AFRICA FOR YOUR POPULATION CONTROL AGENDA.  SORRY FOR THAT, BUT I AM REALLY PEEVED ABOUT THIS!

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