Windows Cumulative Update KB5007186 has broken office

Kevin Boardley 1 Reputation point

It looks like Windows Cumulative Update KB5007186 has broken office on my laptop.

I have done another restart and no change.

Clicking on any office app displays this message

Followed by (referring to whichever office app is clicked on) NB The first message of this kind related to OneNote which I had not clicked on and do not use.

Normally if an update is in progress I will see something in task manager and indeed on the taskbar. Neither Task Bar or Task manager (under apps) shows any updates in progress . Is there something I should be looking for under Background or Windows Processes?

Windows build shows as

Should I uninstall office and reinstall? If so, do I need to remove device as once of my licences first?

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Office Management
Office: A suite of Microsoft productivity software that supports common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, and data management and analysis.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Reza-Ameri 14,811 Reputation points

    Try uninstall the update and restart your PC and see if the problem persist?
    If not, then open the Microsoft Office and update it and restart your PC and then run the Windows Update and reinstall the update.