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latest windows update causes error in excel code

Posted on 2014-12-29
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I have a LOT of formulas for a number of different spreadsheets that work fine but when I allow the latest Windows update I get errors when I try to run the macros which then disappear when I go back to a previous restore point.

I would think that I'm going to have to update sooner or later but need help in correcting the code that the windows update causes to fail.

If you need to know the error, which I imagine you will, I will have to run the update.
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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Find', backup, and delete your EXD files.
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by:Martin Liss
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I'm sorry but my answer was for active problems but as long as you backup the files you could try it anyhow.
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are you saying to do a search for .exd files and then to delete them?
What are those?
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They are temp files - you don't need to back them up as they will be recreated automatically. There's a KB article about this issue here: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3025036/EN-US
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ok, will do and then apply windows update and see what happens. thanks
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Don't reapply the Windows update.
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Right now I'm not going to do any updates and will count this problem solved. However, I will have to update one day.
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