Background installation ran into a problem: office installation guide
Background installation ran into a problem in Office 2016 and other versions of office commonly occur because of an existing installation of MS Office pack in your computer system. Hence it is also called as Multiple copies of office installed error.Please note that this error is relevant to all the editions of Microsoft Office 2013, office 2016 and Microsoft Office 365.
This can occur in the below-enlisted versions of the MS Operating System
- Windows Server Edition of the year 2012/2008
- Windows 7 /8 /8.1/10
Background Installation ran into a problem in office 2016
This causes when your Office program related files are corrupted. It is required to repair your Office program. In addition, we need to check for malware or virus related issues on your computer.
Slow Internet connection:-
File system error:-
Manual troubleshoot for the error “Background installation ran into a problem”:
Repair/Uninstall office program: –
Applies To: Office 2016, Office for business, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 Small Business Admin, Office 2013
The following steps describe how to uninstall Office 2016 or 2013 products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). For other versions of Office, including Office 2016 for Mac, or older versions of Office, see the section, Uninstall Office for Mac, Office 2010, or Office 2007 below.Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. If that doesn’t work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually.
For Windows 8 / Windows 8.1/10:-
- Go to control panel from start button,
- Select Programs and features there to reach a list of installed programs on your computer. (In windows 10 you can just type “programs and features in the Cortana search bar beside windows start logo)
- From the list, search for Microsoft Office product and click on Change
- A window will open like here showing Add, Repair, Remove options
- Then proceed to with repair and wait for sometimes.Once the repair is successful you are ready to use Microsoft office product again.
To uninstall follow the first 4 steps from repair process, and choose to Remove instead of repair.
IMPORTANT:. It’s impossible to uninstall office applications (word, excel, publisher etc) individually from total office product.The only way to uninstall an individual app is if you purchased it as a stand-alone version.
Installing Office Product:-
Install the latest product that is compatible with your computer.
You will need your product key at this stage. Log into your account and follow these steps
Once it has been reinstalled then you will probably be able to run the product.Make sure that your system is compatible with the latest version of the Microsoft product that you are downloading.
Visit the support website at https://products.office.com/en-US/office-system-requirements.
Select the standalone requirements
Once you have selected the above it will display the system requirements that are required.
This excerpt shows the processor requirements but further down on the page it also covers other requirements and gives tips what might be required for the Microsoft product that you are having trouble with.
If you still continue having trouble with the installation of the product you have the option of communicating with a virtual agent through the instant messaging service or ask on the community forum. You will find that many of them have had the same problem and will be able to let you know how they have solved the particular issue. There are different methods of solving the problem and sometimes the straightforward procedure recommended by Microsoft might need further steps to resolve the problem.
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