Excel 2003 crashes when typing/pasting after Windows 10 1803 update

After the April Creators update to 1803, all Excel spreadsheets crash after typing or pasting into a cell.

The status bar at the bottom of the screen briefly says "recovering <filename>" then the app just crashes, leaving a recovered version upon reopening.

I have disabled autorecover and save autorecover, but it makes no difference, and a recover file is still created on crash. I need to know how to completely disable this, perhaps there is a registry hack?

I am using Microsoft Office Excel 2003 which has been OK in all previous Creators version, and I don't see why I should be forced to spend big bucks just because it is no longer supported. I use this program daily and have hundreds of active spreadsheets that I need.

I am slowly converting some spreadsheets to OpenOffice format while I try and find a solution, I have to keep working.

 
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Windows Update v1803, Build 17134.81 seems to have fixed the Excel 2003 problem for me. I haven't done a lot of work with Excel since the update, but at least it's not crashing when I enter a digit in a 2nd cell as it did for the last week or so.

Thanks for the update, the new build fixed my issues with Excel XP (2002) as well!

No more crashing when switching cells in sheets with formulas, or when entering numbers into cells.

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Windows Update v1803, Build 17134.81 seems to have fixed the Excel 2003 problem for me. I haven't done a lot of work with Excel since the update, but at least it's not crashing when I enter a digit in a 2nd cell as it did for the last week or so.

Thanks for the update, the new build fixed my issues with Excel XP (2002) as well!

No more crashing when switching cells in sheets with formulas, or when entering numbers into cells.

This update didn't fix my Excel XP (2002).  It must be something else.

LibreOffice & OpenOffice modify the colors of the Excel graphs.
An easier workaround is:
1. Select all cells, change justification to something different.
2. Enter you data or whatever.
3. Select all cells, change justification back.
4. Save

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17134.81 64 bit  has not worked for me. Excel 2002 (10.6871.6870) SP3.

Crash occurs when trying to edit any cell, new, old, before justifying, after justifying, entering data in a blank cell or just about everything that involves pressing the enter key.

Sticking with Win 10 version 1709 on my daily use PCs.   

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Great. It worked, however I had to do the procedure with all sheets in the workbook. Thanks God I did not have 1000 sheets in my workbook :)
Asghar Kazmi

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Great. Thanks for the proper guidance. This has actually solved the problem without doing a lot of manual work with a single sheet or the whole workbook.
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Thanks, this worked as a quick, albeit temporary solution.  Hope Microsoft fixes this quickly.

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As others have found above, rolling back the update is an option that works at the moment.

I'm on Win10 64 bit, 1803 now rolled back to 1709, Excel 2002 now working again.

I'm sick of the bloatware "updates" being forced on me by Win10.

Also I'm quite happy with the fast running, resource lean, slim menued Office 2002 that I know all the keyboard shortcuts on and in which I can find every feature that I need rather than spending minutes searching through illogical graphical menus in much slower later Office versions...

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thanks Marwan, this solved my problem. you da man!

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What should be replied, all I need are answers 

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I don´t know if it works for Excel 2002 (for 2003 it works for me):

Please enable Microsoft-Updates for other Microsoft-Products (under System/Update/Advance Settings) and initiate a Windows-Update search.

Maybe you had to restart and repeat the update process.

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