I have Office 2013 installed on my laptop, using the Click-to-Run installation method.  This means I downloaded Office 2013 directly from my Office 365 portal.
Installing updates for Office 2013 is simple.  But it isn’t as seamless as you’d expect  The applications I was running at the time needed to close.  I expected that the update ‘bits’ would stream in while I was using Office. But by letting the update process close the applications, they were re-opened back at the point in my document I was last working, at the end of the installation.  It only took 5 minutes because the update only streamed the bits that were required. The length of time it takes to update depends on the size of the updates and your bandwidth of course.

The Process

Click the update balloon


Allow your programs to be closed automatically.



Updates install.


Updates finish installing.


The Office applications I had opened before I installed the updates,  opened automatically, returning to the very same page I was working from.

Simple update process, short install time and returned to where I left off. I’m happy.


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