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Windows Update KB3114409 fix for Outlook 2010

We have discovered that there is a problem with a recent Windows Update KB3114409, issued on December 8. It specifically affects those using Outlook 2010 as the update after installation causes Outlook to boot into Safe Mode automatically.

The amusing thing about this update is that it was initially deployed to stop Outlook 2010 from booting into Safe Mode, but we can see that it is actually doing the opposite.

As a result, Microsoft has now removed this update but for those that don’t know how to solve the problem there is a simple Windows Update KB3114409 fix.

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If you are waking up and finding out that your Outlook 2010 is booting into Safe Mode with a maximised window and the loss of reading pane – simply uninstall this Windows update, then reboot your system.

Once you have done this, Outlook 2010 should be back to normal mode and everything should be fine. Let us know if you encountered this problem within the last 12 hours and if you have managed to fix the problem yourself.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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em1tch
em1tch

Find KB3114409 (tip: copy/paste KB3114409 and enter it
in the search field at the top right). Once you find it just uninstall it.

Simon Rozman
Simon Rozman

I’ve closed the Outlook 2010 completely. Then uninstalled KB3114409 only.
My Outlook is back to normal now.

patinjersey
patinjersey

I’m not sure which ones to uninstall. All of them? Outlook was doing the above– opening in Safe Mode thanks!

MarkL
MarkL

@patinjersey:disqus – there are about 15 updates including Office 2010 and Word as well as the Outlook 2010 buggy one – did you uninstall all of them?

patinjersey
patinjersey

so… I’ve never uninstalled Windows updates before! Yikes.. Just uninstall all of them from 12/8 in the remove programs area? thanks!

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