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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Last updated October 20, 2018 Views 15,201 Applies to:

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"Let Microsoft fix this"

That might be pure optimism as the product is no longer supported.........

LibreOffice isn't an option for me. I have 3 MS Access 2003 databases with a lot of VBA scripting that I still use regularly.

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Your version ist 2002 with SP3 and all post-Sp3-hotfixes? Then i have no clue...

SP3 and all post-Sp3-hotfixes installed on multiple computers all running 1803 (17134.81).

Only one with no problem is the 32-bit Win10 computer.

Therefore, this is a Windows problem, not an Excel problem.

Microsoft has no clue, either.  There are many reports (including mine) on the Insider Hub.

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Sorry that the hint only works for XP 2003.

Please announce the link of your feedback to vote for (the feedback app only represents as standard the local input language and i don´t wanna change every time to other languages)

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Yes!  Thank you so much.  It does work! I had given up hope, but you saved me!

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Thanks, this worked as a quick, albeit temporary solution.  Hope Microsoft fixes this quickly.

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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.

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Not 100% fix alone , I update some PC's to latest build 17134.81 , still crash until I reenable update Microsoft products option from update and install all update instead of KB2817474 you will see it will fail and better to hide and not install this update (KB2817474) after all update is done I feel it's work and now no more crash , I hope this fix the problem up to now .

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Thank you. Yes, you are right. I use windows a lot and almost 80% of my work depends on Excel and even though I have the 2010 and 2016 version I still prefer to use the 2003 version because I believe it's one of the most successful versions specially for large files that has VBA macros. 

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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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I ran into this issue also. I reverted back to the previous version. There is definitely and issue with Windows 10 ver 1803 and Excel 2003........It is annoying that this happened. It took me 2 hours to troubleshoot.  Is Microsoft going to fix the issue? They should. That is not how to retain customers. 

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