Office update irritant

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by davidra, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

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    Every time I have to update my Office suite, I have to open the activity monitor and manually force quit three programs: SyncServicesAgent, Microsoft Database Daemon, and Microsoft Autoupdate. Am I missing some way to avoid having to do that, or is that just something Microsoft does to piss us off?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    The Microsoft updater offers to close all applications before it will allow the update to proceed. Have you tried doing it that way? I have never had to manually force quit anything when applying updates from MS.
     
  3. davidra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I just allow the program to shut them, it doesn't....and I have to do it manually....
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Must be something in your MS install.
    Updates for me don't require any manual "tricks", just quitting any open Office apps.

    But, I also experience a slow deterioration of performance in Office apps, particularly PowerPoint (my main use) about once a year. Just slows down a little, with minor glitches.
    Deleting the Office folder, then reinstalling from original installer, doing the latest update, helps bring back Office to its usual "glory".
    I wouldn't take it personally - it's just typical Microsoft "treating" you with its own unequaled style. :D
    Try the uninstall/reinstall. Works for me! I don't even touch settings .plists or extensively "uninstall" from the various locations. Just delete the Office folder from Applications, and reinstall from original media. Only takes a few minutes (less than 10 minutes, IIRC, including updates.)
     
  5. davidra thread starter macrumors 6502

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