How to Enable Automatic Update for MS Office 2013 and 2016 Click-To-Run Installations


By Default, updates for Click-To-Run installations of MS Office 2013 and 2016 are not offered by Microsoft through Windows updates, rather we need to manually update by opening an application or set it to update automatically.

In this article, we will explain how we can install updates manually and how we can configure the Windows registry to get updates automatically.

How to update manually?

1. Open Word or Excel and create a new document/sheet.

2. Go to File > Account

3. Under Product Information, choose Update Options > Update Now.

How to configure automatic update via registry setting?

For MS Office 2013:

For MS Office 2016:

Create a new entry or set ‘EnableAutomaticUpdates‘ to 1 of DWORD type under OfficeUpdate.

Refer below image for easy understanding,

Automate above steps with SanerNow:

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Saner Personal Users:

Follow the below steps to enable automatic update.

1. Download or file according your MS Office setup and unzip the file.

2. Open the cmd.exe as an ‘Administrator’

3. Go the path where ‘Office2013_C2R_RegUpdate.exe’ or ‘Office2016_C2R_RegUpdate.exe’ is extracted.

4. Run the below command with ‘/S’ silent option to make to have registry setting.

C:\>Office2013_C2R_RegUpdate.exe /S


C:\>Office2016_C2R_RegUpdate.exe /S

These steps will enable automatic update for Click-To-Run installations for MS Office 2013 and 2016

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