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Updating Excel 2016 to a specific version

In some cases you might want to upgrade or downgrade Microsoft Excel 2016 to a specific version. This guide helps you on how to do it.

Updating Excel 2016 to a specific version

  1. Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard. This should open the Run window that contains a single field. It should look like this:

  2. Copy the content of the following box in your clipboard. This is done by selecting it entirely then pressing Ctrl + C on your keyboard: cmd /k "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user updatetoversion=DESIRED_VERSION

  3. On the previous window, click in the field then press Ctrl + V to paste it. It should now look like this:

  4. In the same window, replace DESIRED_VERSION with the exact version of Excel 2016 that you wish to install. For example, this is how it should look like for version 16.0.7341.2035.

  5. Finally, press Enter or click on the OK button. An office update window should now appear and update your Excel 2016 to the version you specified.

  6. Once the process is completed, your Excel 2016 software is updated to the version you wanted.

  7. If this window did not appear, please try again while making sure you copy-pasted the line correctly and edited it with a proper version number. If you still experience a problem updating, please report back to us for additional help. ​

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