Users are being offered “Get the new Office” business bar to upgrade to 2016


If your organization has not taken steps to prevent the upgrade, users will start seeing the following business bar in their Office applications:

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If you would like to stop receiving this business bar and block upgrades, please take the following steps:

  1. Follow these steps to prevent the upgrade
  2. On the systems that already seeing the above business bar, edit the following registry key:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\ClickToRun\Updates
      UpgradePackageVersion REG_SZ   Value =


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When you are ready to enable upgrades simply undo the changes you made per the steps to prevent the upgrade.


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