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AR# 63237

2014.4 XPE - Top row of buttons are not working after the Windows update - Office 2010

Description

I have opened XPE to do some power analysis, but the top row of buttons are disabled.  

Macros are enabled, and this process worked previously.

However I have recently done a Windows Update and since then the buttons are disabled with Excel 2010.




Solution

Please verify which Windows Update you received.  

You can review Windows Updates by going to the Start Menu-> Windows Update -> View Update History.



Workaround A:

Follow the steps below (Details at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3025036/EN-US):

  1. Install both of the following patches:
       http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2956142
       http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2920813

    The pre-requisite for these patches is Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2.

Workaround B: 

Follow the steps below (Details at http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2014/12/12/excel-macros-broken-with-windows-update/):

  1.  Close Excel.
     
  2. Open the folder C:\Users\[username\AppData\Local\Temp\Excel8.0\ or C:\temp\Excel8.0\ directory
    Note: this folder might be hidden by default on your machine.
    You can navigate there directly by typing the path in the Explorer window.
     
  3. Make a backup copy of the file MSForms.exd.
     
  4. Delete the existing/original MSForms.exd file.
     
  5. Restart Excel.
     
  6. The Active-X buttons in XPE should now work again.


Microsoft describes .exd files in the following link.

The renaming or deleting of these files should not cause serious issues. 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290537/en-us

AR# 63237
Date Created 01/06/2015
Last Updated 04/28/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Artix-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Virtex-7
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.4