office update failed Microsoft 365/2019

Office Update Failed

Microsoft office is a must-have application for both personal and office computers and of course, it needs to be updated frequently to make the most out of the latest features and settings. While most Microsoft updates may occur smoothly without any prompts or problems, it is not always the case for everyone or all devices. During the process of updating, the office updates might fail mid-way or will continuously show as updating without an end. Failure to update Microsoft Office is a common error faced by many people. If you want to find out about the A-Zs of the office update failed error, please keep reading.

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When Does This Error Occur?

The office update failed error generally occurs when Microsoft Office is put to update, and for some reason, it fails midway. If you have scheduled a time for updates and if this doesn’t happen smoothly, then also you will get the error message that reads “Office Update Failed”.

Why Does This Error Occur?

While there may be a number of reasons for such an error to occur, listed below are the common reasons why the Office Update failed error may occur.;

  • Inadequate Drive Space
  • Inconsistent office program files
  • Failure to give permission to update files
  • Failure to constantly update your device and associate Microsoft applications on a timely basis
  • Expiry of Microsoft Office License or the use of a pirated product

How Do I Resolve This Error?

If you are a victim of the Microsoft Office Update failed error, all you need to do is follow these simple steps listed down below and get back on track.

Step 1- Connect your device to the Internet.

Step 2- If the Updates option is missing and you can only see the About button, it could be that you have a volume license install or that your company uses group policy to manage Microsoft Office updates.

Step 3- Refer to the Office Updates section of the Microsoft Website on instructions to download an office update manually and work as directed on it.

Step 4 – If you want to update Office but cannot open any office applications, you have to repair your office suite. Follow the pointers below on instructions to properly repair your office suite:

  • Visit your control panel
  • Select Programs and click to uninstall a program
  • Look for and select your version of Microsoft office on your device and click change
  • Select the Quick repair option. Alternatively, you can opt-in for an online repair option also.
  • If this fails, uninstall and reinstall Office.
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