MS Office Is Taking Too Long To Install: How Can I Fix This?

MS Office Is Taking Too Long To Install: How Can I Fix This? Sometimes, while installing MS Office, it might happen that it takes too much time in getting installed. Sometimes, an error message also appears on the screen saying ‘sorry it looks like you’re on a slow connection’. There are many reasons behind the ‘MS Office is taking too long to install’ issue like slow net connection, any third party software obstructing its installation, etc. in this article we have discussed both the reasons behind this problem and what can be done to fix them. In case you are also feeling that your MS office installation is taking an unexpected long time, go through this article to resolve this.

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Easy ways to resolve the slow installation of MS Office

  1. Make sure that Office is not already installed in your system

If your MS Office is taking too long to install, it might occur due to an already installed version of Office in your system. Stop the installation, restart your system and check for already installed version of MS Office. If you want to install an updated version, delete the Office previously installed and if not then you can proceed with the already installed setup.

  1. Run Online Repair from Control Panel

To fix the slow installation error in MS Office, you can run online repair by following the steps as mentioned below:

  • Go to Start > Control Panel, and select ‘Programs and Features’.
  • From the list of installed programs, select the MS Office toll you want to install.
  • Click on the ‘Change’ button and select ‘Online Repair’.
  1. Temporarily turn off antivirus software

Sometimes, an antivirus or firewall installed in your system can cause the slow installation of the MS Office. In such case, temporarily turn off the antivirus or any other third-party software that is creating hindrance. You can use Office offline installer in this case also. It can bypass any potential proxy, firewall, antivirus, issues that might occur during Office installation.

  1. Check your internet connection

This installation error of MS Office can also be due to slow internet connection. To resolve this, you can try using a wired connection which is usually faster than a wireless one. After that, restart the Office installation. You can also install Office using the offline installer if your internet connection is slow

  1. Stop any other installation in progress

If any other installation is going on in progress, stop it while the Office installation is going on or you can wait for the other installation to complete before starting Office installation.

  1. Remove and reinstall Office

If nothing else works and your installation is still going on slowly, remove MS Office completely from your system using the easy fix tool and then try to reinstall it.

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