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Since I have had some issues with MS WORD also and saw the solution to detect and repair on another person's inquiry, I did this,too.
QUESTION - do I now need to redo UPDATES??? I am never confident that I haven't wiped out those things when having to put the CD in from the original installation. Does it literally take it back to that point?
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i''m not 100% sure on this one...but i don't think it removes any of the office updates...i think it just makes sure all the office files are working properly
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It has never done anything to mine but, to be on the safe side, I have always went back to the Windows Update site and let it double check !!

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a damaged file will be replaced by the original file, so yes, you should to updates following an office repair.

The default Office install now hides the installation files in a hidden folder, which is why you no longer need the CD for repairs. If all that was done was a repair to registry settings, then you would not need to update, but Office does not indicate what was repaired, so I would update.
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