Microsoft has released an update to its Office 2007 application to fix an issue that prevented Office 2007 applications from being installed on Windows 8.1.
The fix was released Tuesday morning by Microsoft and fixes a bug that prevented applications from downloading and installing on Windows RT devices.
Office 2007 applications for Windows RT, which were released in 2010 and 2015, were designed to run on devices that were not yet supported by the Microsoft operating system.
Microsoft did not provide any information about the nature of the problem.
Microsoft has also released a patch for the issue, which will automatically download the Windows 8 application for all users.
Microsoft said the update will not affect existing Office 2007 software, but it will prevent users from upgrading their applications.
Microsoft’s Office 2007 support team said in a blog post that the update should “simplify the installation process for new Office 2007 installations, but should not affect any existing Office 2013 or Office 2016 applications.”
Microsoft also has released a Windows 8-specific software update that fixes the problem, but the company did not immediately provide a list of what kind of software is affected.
Microsoft said in its blog post Tuesday that Microsoft was “working to roll out an update” for Office 2007 that fixes a software problem that prevented users from installing Office 2007 on Windows devices.
Microsoft has not provided a date for when the fix will be available.
The update will be released via Windows Update.