Office Updates runs too frequently and on every log-in to Windows

Important: This issue is now closed with the fix indicated below. For more information on other recent issues for your application, see Fixes or workarounds for recent Office issues.

Last updated: August 2016


After updating to Office 2016 version 16.0.7167.2040, Office Update task runs too frequently and on every log-in to Windows. This also causes increased CPU usage and desktop icons to briefly flash or refresh while the update is running.

Status: Fixed

This issue is now fixed in the update that's released on August 31, 2016. Please update to the Office 2016 version 16.0.7167.2047. To update Office, in app go to File > Accounts > Update Options > Update Now.

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