[German]A short note to users of Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft has released the update KB4462157 on January 18, 2018 to finally add support for a new area to the Japanese calendar.
I had published some blog posts about the calendar problem. On January 2, 2019, Microsoft made another attempt to establish support for the new era in the Japanese calendar. This is necessary because the current Japanese emperor resigns at the end of April 2019. I had reported on the updates in the blog post Microsoft Office Patchday (January 2, 2019). But these updates caused massive problems and had to be withdrawn a short time later (see Office 2010 Updates for January 2019 has been pulled).
ADMINS/IT/DEVOPS; IF YOU DO OFFICE 2010 SP 2 YOU NEED THIS:
Thank You: @SBSDiva
— Crysta T. Lacey (@PhantomofMobile) 21. Januar 2019
Through the tweet above, I became aware that Microsoft released the KB4462157 update for Office 2010 on January 18, 2019. The update is available for Office 2010 SP2 and has the following fixes:
- This update adds support for new Japanese eras in the Japanese calendar.
Note To enable this improvement, you must install KB 4461579 together with this update.
- Fix: After KB 4461614 is applied, Access 2010 and Excel 2010 stop working.
So there will be another attempt to support the new Japanese calendar from May 2019. Microsoft also wants to fix the bug that Access 2010 and Excel 2010 are on strike after the installation of update KB4461614. The update must be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center and installed manually.
- Download Update 4462157 (32-Bit Version) von Office 2010
- Download Update 4462157 (64-Bit-Version) von Office 2010
The KB article contains additional instructions for installing or uninstalling this update.
Addendum: Beware of this update on Win XP
It seems that Update KB4462157 breaks Office 2010 on Windows XP systems (see the comments below). After installing this update, Word, Excel etc. stalls with the error message:
“The procedure entry point EnumCalendarInfoExEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.”
after launch. It’s not a single incident on a users system – I received several comments below and within my German blog. There is also a thread in Microsoft Answers forum from January 2019, dealing with this issue. Some people reported below, that KB4462157 can’t be found in the installed update list. There is a 2nd MS Answers forum thread, where people reported more updates they need to uninstall to fix this issue.
For diagnosis: Check the list of installed updates via control panel and see, which updates has been installed recently. Then uninstall these updates – maybe it helps.