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How to fix Microsoft office 2021/2019/365 not working after an windows Update

Microsoft Office Application programs 2021/2019/365 are not working after updating Windows 11 and windows 10.This seems to be a recurring event after Windows update, and it freezes the services.

During this update, because of internal settings in Microsoft Office, all applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. configure themselves to work in compatibility mode. Hence, to get rid of this issue, you must disable compatibility mode for your Microsoft office application program.

Many times, the office installation window also displays the message like “Updating of Office, please wait a moment” Or We’re sorry, but Excel has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly. It may stops the office services and close the Excel immediately as a result.

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Troubleshooting steps by disabling add ins to fix Microsoft Office not working :

We need to try opening the respective office program without add ins, steps to follow are open the Run window and execute the following command depending on your application.

1. Type Excel /safe and click ‘Enter ‘or click ‘OK’ to open MS Excel in safe mode

2. Type Word /safe and click ‘Enter ‘or click ‘OK’ to open MS Excel in safe mode

3. Type Outlook /safe and click ‘Enter ‘or click ‘OK’ to open MS Excel in safe mode

In case, the above steps resolve your issue, then you must disable add ins, to do that, follow the below steps

The steps to remove or disable add-ins are as follows,

1. Navigate to File > Options and then click on ‘Add-ins ‘

2. Click to the Go button to view available add-ins

3. Uncheck the checkbox to disable the add-ins

You can disable the add ins step wise to ensure which adding is causing the main problem

Troubleshooting steps by toggling compatibility mode:

If the last method fails to resolve the, follow these steps to disable Compatibility mode in

MS Excel

1. Right-click on Excel icon file and choose Properties.

2. Select on Compatibility and then uncheck all the boxes. Click OK to save the changes

MS Word

1. Right-click on word icon file and choose Properties.

2. Select on Compatibility and then uncheck all the boxes. Click OK to save the changes

MS Outlook

1. Right-click on Outlook icon file and choose Properties.

2. Select on Compatibility and then uncheck all the boxes. Click OK to save the changes

If you still not resolve with this Microsoft Office not working issue .Please free to chat with our experts

SFC SCAN to fix Microsoft Office not Working  after an update

SFC SCAN

If SFC finds no error, you can now exit the Windows Terminal console.

If Windows states there is an error “Windows Resource Protection discovered corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them” after performing the SFC command, then enter the below command.

DISM/Online /Clean-up-Image/restore health

 Remove and reinstall office

Following the steps below:

How to install office

Office Reinstall

If this issue persists in windows 10 /11

In this case we need to reset windows 10 / windows 11 operating system. Follow the instruction below how to reset the PC.

Disclaimer: We recommend you do the back up before we proceed these steps, during reset Windows 11 and windows 10 installation means that all your files and settings will be lost during the reset process.

How to reset windows 10 ?

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Open Recovery settings.
  2. Next to Reset this PC, select Reset PC. Then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below.

How to reset windows 11 ?

  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Recovery. Open Recovery settings.
  2. Next to Reset this PC, select Reset PC. Then choose from the options and/or settings in the table below

In Conclusion,

If you have problem in doing this method, we recommend you to chat with our experts. I am sure they will guide you and help resolve this issue. You can also visit website for more details and information.

However, we give you assurance about your money and the service. If you like to see the procedure for a paid support, you may ask the Tech available online here on this page.

More details for this method at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

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