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Q: How to fix common Microsoft Office error codes?

Published on December 31st, 2021 Updated: April 11th, 2022

There are many different Microsoft Office error codes, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. Some common error codes include "MS Office has stopped working," "Word has encountered an error," and "Excel cannot open the file." These errors can occur when there are problems with the Office installation, with the Office files themselves, or with the computer's registry. In some cases, the error codes can be caused by malware or other security threats.

1. Download the latest Office updates

  1. Open the Office website and click on the “Download Office” button.
  2. On the “Download Office” page, select the language and edition of Office that you want to install.
  3. Click on the “Next” button.
  4. On the “Download Office” page, select the office suite that you want to install.
  5. Click on the “Next” button.
  6. On the “Download Office” page, select the language and edition of Office that you want to install.
  7. Click on the “Next” button.
  8. On the “Download Office” page, select the office suite that you want to install.
  9. Click on the “Next” button.
  10. On the “Download Office” page, select the language and edition of Office that you want to install.
  11. Click on the “Next” button.
  12. On the “License Terms” page, read the license agreement and click on the “I Accept” button.
  13. On the “Next” page, click on the “Install” button.
  14. The installation process will start and you will be prompted to enter your Microsoft account credentials.
  15. After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to open the newly installed Office.
  16. Click on the “OK” button to open the newly installed Office.

2. Use Office Repair

  1. Open Office Repair.
  2. Click on the "Fix Office Errors" button.
  3. Choose the office software that you're trying to fix.
  4. Click on the "Start Fixing" button.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Run Office in Safe Mode
  2. Delete Office Registry Keys
  3. Reinstall Office