A spate of recent updates caused problems in Outlook and the short-term fix is to uninstall the update; however, updates can’t be uninstalled from the Click-To-Run installations of Office, and almost all users have the Click-To-Run installation.
Instead, you will need to revert to an earlier version.
First, you need to disable Office updates. If you don’t disable updates, the problem update will reinstall itself. You can disable updates from the File menu in any Office application.
In Outlook (this is an Outlook help site after all), go to File, Office Account, Update Options and click on Disable Updates.
Next, create an appointment in your calendar for 30 days from now to remind yourself to check for updates. In many cases, the “bad” file will be removed or replaced with a corrected update, and you can allow Office to install updates without reinstalling "trouble" after a few weeks have passed.
Now you’re ready to roll back the click-to-run installation.
If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, right click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt (Admin).
Type cmd on the Start screen in Windows 8 or in the Start menu’s Search field if using Windows 7 to find the Command Prompt then right click on it and choose Run as Administrator.
If you are using Outlook 2016, copy the following line, then right click in the command prompt window to paste it. Replace xxxx.yyyy with the build number you want to revert to. You can look up build numbers at Version numbers of update branches for Office 365 clients.
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\officec2rclient.exe" /update user updatetoversion=16.0.xxxx.yyyy
Outlook 2013 users will change the directory to the path of officec2rclient.exe. To do this, in the command prompt window, type (or copy and right-click paste) the following if you are running 64-bit Office:
cd %programfiles%\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\
or this if using the 32-bit version of Office:
cd %programfiles%\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX86\
You’ll revert to a previous version of Office by running officec2rclient using a command line in this format, where 15.0.xxxx.xxxx is the previous version.
officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=15.0.xxxx.yyyy
The command line you'll use will look something like this (this is the July 2014 build):
officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=15.0.4631.1002
Note If you are using an Office build earlier than 15.0.4569.1507 (Service Pack 1), you'll use this command instead:
integratedoffice.exe REPAIRUI RERUNMODE version 15.0.xxxx.xxxx
You can get the version numbers from Microsoft Office 2013 Click-to-Run virtualization
Choose Online Repair. Once repair is complete you can check your version to verify it updated properly. Note: you'll probably be asked to log in again and verify your license.
For a complete list of version numbers, see Microsoft Office 2013 Click-to-Run virtualization
How to revert to an earlier version of Office 2013 Click-to-Run (MSKB)