After some Windows (10) updates yesterday I noticed my Office icons changed to a newer style. But when I start an Office (2016) app (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) a series of dialog boxes appear. I can't get these to stop, they happen every time I start an app.
First is a screen about 'Your data, controlled by you'. Clicking through is a second screen 'Performing as expected' with a requirement to select to send data or not to Microsoft. There's a third box with more info about privacy settings. Finally, a small dialog box to 'Restart Office to apply changes to your privacy settings'. Going into the privacy settings in the Trust Center, it shows that 'Your privacy settings have moved'.
I have closed the apps, restarted and rebooted to no avail. I looked at undoing the update but there's not an option for it.
The updates I see installed yesterday are:
Windows Defender 1.293.763.0 and 1.293.783.0.
My next option I'm thinking about is to uninstall and reinstall Office but I wanted to check first if there's some other way to clear this issue.