Microsoft Office is one of the most used applications on Windows and Mac computers. However, since Microsoft office 2016 was launched may users have encountered an issue while installing the product and the message reads as “Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 encountered an error during setup”.
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 encountered an error during setup solved updated on Feb 2019
In most of the cases, the reason behind this office installation error is the system configuration between a 64-bit system and a 32-bit application and vice-versa. Some users have also reported that the issue got fixed after removing the previous version of Microsoft Office or the antivirus from your device.
Also read: How to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016.
In case you have already tried this you can follow the below mentioned instructions to fix the issue.
Resolution 1] Run the Windows Store apps troubleshooter
1] Click on the Start button on the left bottom corner and then the gear-like symbol to open the Settings window in case of windows 10.
2] Go to Updates and security and then click on Troubleshoot.
3] Locate the Windows apps troubleshooter in the
4] Hold windows and R key together and in the run bar “Type” temp. Select all the files in the folder and delete.
5] Hold windows and R key together and in the run bar “Type” %temp%. Select all the files in the folder and delete.
6] Hold windows and R key together and in the run bar “Type” prefetch. Select all the files in the folder and delete.
Empty recycle bin.
Restart the system once done.
Resolution 2] Windows Update
Since the issue has been particularly stated with Microsoft Office 2016, it would perhaps be a bug with the system and Microsoft should have an eye on it. They would be working towards fixing it, a resolution that would be launched in form of a Windows update. Here’s how to update your windows.
Solution 3] Remove the interfering antivirus software
Some of the users have reported that the disabling or removing antivirus has resolved the issue. We don’t recommend that but you can disable the antivirus till the time you install the office product once done you can enable your windows security the antivirus once again.
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