Installing updates on a regular interval or as soon as they are made available on the official website is one of the best practices that a user should consider doing. Whenever Microsoft rolls out updates for its Office users, they can get their hands on feature updates, bug fixes, and patches. This makes it quite important for a user to install the updates on his device. But, what will you do if you are unable to install these updates on your device?
Well, this is a question in itself and we shall try to answer it in the section given below.
Below we shall try to have a glance at different aspects related to Microsoft Office updates and the errors you might come across while installing them. Here, we are taking Office 2019 as an example to understand how you can get rid of any update-related error.
Ways to resolve the error
While installing an Office 2019 update, you might come across an error message saying that the update installation could not be completed due to some reasons. At times, the error message comes accompanied with the core reason for the same, however, sometimes it might not.
Solution 1- Check your network
Before trying any other workaround, you must check that your device is connected to a high-speed network connection because whenever you undergo any installation, you must connect to stable connectivity to ensure a smooth installation.
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Solution 2- Try installing updates manually
In case you have opted for automatic installation of updates, then you should disable that feature for a while as it may install unnecessary updates on your device. By disabling this option, you will be provided with an option to choose a particular update you wish to install.
Solution 3- Repair the version of Office you are using
In case you are not able to open any of the Office apps on your device, then the best thing you should try doing is repair whichever version of Office you are using so as to make sure that there is no problem with the related files:
- First of all, click on the “Start” option and launch “Control Panel”
- Furthermore, you have to tap on the “Programs” option from the menu
- Now, choose the option reading as “Uninstall a program”
- From the list of installed Microsoft Office versions, choose the one giving glitches
- Now, navigate to the bar given at the top and select “Change”
- On the page that shows up, select the “Quick Repair” option
- Followed by this, select “Repair” and proceed to the next step
- If that doesn’t help, select “Online Repair”
We hope that the solution given in this post has helped you in fixing issues that you are coming across while installing the latest Office updates. In case these solutions failed to fix the issue, you may also try to uninstall your Office file completely and re-install it via office.com/setup. Before you move on to perform the re-installation procedure, you should check for any leftover files and delete them too.