How do I repair Microsoft Office?

Launching Microsoft Office Setup

Fire up Control Panel, and in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features (depending on your version of Windows), you’ll find Microsoft Office listed:

Microsoft Office listed in Control Panel Programs and Features

Right-click the Microsoft Office entry and click Change:

Microsoft Office, change menu item in Control Panel

That will start the Microsoft Office Setup program.

Repair with Office Setup

You will likely need your original Microsoft Office installation media – either the original install CDs, DVD, or the equivalent.

Microsoft Office Setup starts with a choice of what action to take:

Microsoft Office Setup, repair option

Make sure that Repair is selected and click Continue.

Microsoft Office Repair in progress

This can take some time as Office Setup validates and repairs your installation.

Eventually the repair completes:

Microsoft Office Repair complete

Click Close and you may be faced with this:

Microsoft Office reboot after setup

Microsoft Office’s repair may require that you reboot your machine for the changes made to take affect.

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