Solutions for Error Code 2908 Installing Microsoft Office 365/2016/2019
Error Code 2908 of Microsoft Office commonly occurs because of an existing installation of MS Office pack in your computer system. Please note that this error is relevant to all the editions of Microsoft Office 2013, office 2016 and Microsoft Office 365.
Office 365 Error Code 2908:
This can occur in the below-enlisted versions of the MSOperating System
Windows Server Edition of the year 2012/2008
Windows 7 /8 /8.1/10
You can also check the event log for more information about office installation errors by selecting the event source VSTO4.0 from windows application logs. Here providing some examples of screenshots of how to check log and office licensing event issues.
Name of the error code
Error code 2908
The description for Event 756 0 from source Office 2013 Licensing Service cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
Office 365/2010/2013 error code 2908
Symptoms/Indications Error Code 2908 :
It is noteworthy that the detection of the Error Code 2908 in the earlier stages of the installation process can help you save a lot of time and effort. And there is no requirement of being a techno savvy to detect the early warning signs of this kind of error.
The Following are Certain Critical Signs of Error Code 2908 :
The installation process of Microsoft Office will stop in an abrupt
An error message will be displayed on your screen when you open office 365/2010/2013 program every time.
The performance of your computer becomes slow and often hangs.
Causes for the Office Error Code 2908:
When it comes to the technical failures, then there can be a multiple number of factors contributing to the occurrence of this kind of installation error code 2908. They are given below-
Slow speed of the Internet while installing Office program that may pause the background installation process abruptly.
A previous Office installation that failed or corrupt.
Domain Name System conflict issue (DNS).
The security settings of your computer, software or the firewall blocking the installation process.
Proxy Settings that are active on your computer.
The pre-existing versions of the Office Suite.
Failed Repair/Change/Partial/Removal/Incomplete/Installation of Office Suite.
How to Fix Error Code 2908 :
Turn-off the firewall settings and anti-virus
Remove the temp files
Perform the system file scanning
Repair/remove the installed office software
Update the pending software patches from Microsoft.
Re-install the office package from MS account
1.Turn-off windows firewall:
Firstly, it is advisable to TURN OFF all the security settings, including the windows Firewall and security software. Then, if you have an antivirus security software installed in your computer, then TURN OFF the same on a temporary basis.
2.Remove the temp files:-
Go to path C:\Windows\Temp
Select all files and click on delete
Type %temp% in start menu search bar,
delete all files , you can skip files that are running in the background.
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