Office 2013 automatic updates are not working

Have you noticed that your Office 2013 automatic updates aren’t updating after installing Office 2013 that came with a PC you purchased? Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through how to get that fixed.

First, let’s see if your automatic updates are working. To do this, click your PC’s operating system below and follow the steps.

For a Windows 7 PC

  1. Click Start and type Task Scheduler in the search box and press Enter.

  2. Expand Task Scheduler LibraryMicrosoft Office and click on Office.

  3. In the top-middle window, see if you have a task listed called Office Automatic Updates.

For a Windows 8 PC

  1. From the Home screen, start typing Schedule Tasks in the Search box, and click on Settings.

  2. Click on Schedule tasks.

  3. Expand Task Scheduler LibraryMicrosoftOffice and click on Office.

  4. In the top-middle window, see if you have a task listed called Office Automatic Updates.

If the task is listed, then you are correctly receiving automatic updates. If you don’t see it, run an Online Repair. Here’s how:

How to do an Online Repair on a Windows 7 PC

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

  2. Click the Office 2013 program you want to repair, and then click Change.

  3. Click Repair > Continue. Then click Online Repair (this may take some time since Office 2013 needs to re-download several components.)

How to do an Online Repair on a Windows 8 PC

  1. Press the Windows logo key + X to see a list of commands and options.

  2. Click Programs and Features.

  3. Click the Office 2013 program you want to repair, and then click Change.

  4. Click Repair > Continue. Then click Online Repair (this may take some time since Office 2013 needs to re-download several components.)

Note:  You might need to restart your computer after the repair is complete.

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