I don't have Excel on my laptop since I uninstalled all of Office 2007. Works has a spreadsheet, but it isn't called Excel, just Works Excel, so I don't think this applies. I think I am up to date with MS updates. At least, with what they notify me of every week or so. I tried all the other suggestions in this & other similar forums.
If I don't like the annoying Programs folder flying up on startup, I could uninstall Works, but . . .Thanks.