Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac repeating updates

  • Posted: 23 April 2014 11:14 AM

    When I open Excel or Word with MS Office for Mac 2011 edition I get a popup that askes me if I want to update to the most current version which is 14.4.1. Ok so i download and install the update and then on restart the same popup appears asking the same question. Any suggestions on how to resolve this frustrating mess? Thanks for your help.
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    Posted: 30 April 2014 11:42 AM #1

    Interesting. I haven’t seen this one before, but it could be resolved with an over-the-top reinstall of the original Office.

    Either that or a system *and* user permissions repair — For that I use OnyX

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  • Posted: 30 April 2014 06:04 PM #2

    Well it turns out that I had multiple copies of MS Office on multiple drives, I don’t know exactly how they got there but they are gone now and so is the problem.
    This was helpful:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macstart/autoupdate-continually-shows-old-update/47e71fa7-9c92-4f22-aa57-d871aeafebc8