Non-English Text in Add or Remove Programs tool

We have received reports from some of our Excel 2003 and Excel 2002 customers that after installing update KB978471 or KB978474, they are seeing non-English text in the Add or Remove Programs tool (WinXP) or the Programs and Features --> Installed Updates view (Vista, Win7).

The title text being displayed for this update is Chinese Simplified. It’s very important to note that this cosmetic issue does not affect the functionality of the update. All of the security fixes in this bulletin (MS10-017) are included in the update.

If English text in your Add or Remove Programs tool (WinXP) or the Programs and Features --> Installed Updates view (Vista, Win7) is a requirement, there is a two-part workaround available.

1. Un-install this update

2. Navigate to the link below and install a corrected version of the update from the Download Center.

EXCEL 2002: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/7/5B7734BA-56C4-4BAD-8297-C399BE081880/officexp-KB978471-FullFile-ENU.exe

EXCEL 2003: http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/E/0/CE01DE50-B144-424C-BF19-A243927626BD/office2003-KB978474-FullFile-ENU.exe