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How to fix the Office 2007 Error “The Windows Install Fix Office 2007 Error Windows Installer Service not Accessed – While Installing Microsoft Office Suite on your device, you may come across and Error “The Windows Installer service could not be accessed”

This Problem generally occurs when the Windows Installer Files are damaged or missing. This issue will not let the Microsoft Office to properly install and work. To eliminate this error follow the below-mentioned methods.




  • Select the Start button on your Windows Screen and search run.
  • Click on the Run Program from the list.
  • In the Open box, enter msconfig and click OK.
  • Go to the Service tab and look for the option Windows Installer in the list.
  • Click on the checkbox next to the Windows Installer and press OK.
  • Restart your device.

The Windows Installer is running again. Try an install Office again and enter your Product Key to successfully use it.


  1. Click Start, go to the Run. Type MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER and press OK. This will unregister the Windows Installer.
  2. Click Start, go to the Run. Type MSIEXEC /REGSERVER and press OK. This step will re-register the Windows Installer.

You will not notice any difference even if you do it correctly. Just try and install Office on your device. If the error still occurs then go to the next method.


    • Click on the Start button, search cmd and hit Enter Key.
    • The Command Prompt Window will appear on your screen.
    • Type Following commands and hit Enter key after each command:


  • cd %windir%\system32
  • ren msi.dll msi.old
  • ren msiexec.exe msiexec.old
  • ren msihnd.dll msihnd.old


  • And finally, type exit and press enter key to exit the command prompt.
  • Restart your device.
  • After your device is on again, update the Windows installer. And restart your computer.


  • Click Start on your Windows screen.
  • Search update and go to the Windows Update.
  • Click on the Check for Updates button. The system will automatically look for available updates.
  • This may take a while depending on the number of updates and your internet speed.
  • Once the new updates are found, click on Install Updates.
  • Then the windows will automatically download and install the new updates.
  • Restart the device once the updates are done.

After following these steps, your Office still shows “The Windows Installer service could not be accessed” then you need to get in touch with a support personnel. Contact our Customer Support team for assistance now.

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Office 365 ProPlus updates — Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for the Office commercial marketing team. — Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of our most valuable enterprise apps. Today, we’re making three important announcements related to ProPlus: changes to the Office 365 system requirements; improvements to the ProPlus update model, including alignment with Windows 10; and new tools and programs to manage ProPlus application compatibility.

Changes to the Office 365 system requirements — Office 365 ProPlus is the very best way to experience the Office 365 services. For IT, ProPlus delivers the most secure and most complete suite of productivity apps available. And because the apps are cloud-connected and always up-to-date, they’re continually getting better — with new security features, new telemetry and new management capabilities. For end users, ProPlus brings the Office 365 services to life. When a modern app is connected to a modern service, magic happens. People can collaborate in new ways. Apps can simplify mundane tasks. And advanced security services can protect users as they work. — When customers connect to Office 365 with a legacy version of Office, they’re not enjoying all that the service has to offer. The IT benefits — particularly security — are cut short. And the end user experience in the apps is limited to the features shipped at a point in time. To ensure that customers are getting the most out of their Office 365 subscription, we are updating our system requirements.

  • Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support required to connect to Office 365 services.Starting October 13, 2020, Office 365 ProPlus or Office perpetual in mainstream support will be required to connect to Office 365 services. Office 365 ProPlus will deliver the best experience, but for customers who aren’t ready to move to the cloud by 2020, we will also support connections from Office perpetual in mainstream support.
  • Applies to Office 365 commercial services only. This update does not change our system requirements or support policies for the Office perpetual clients, Office perpetual clients connecting to on-premises servers, or any consumer services.
  • More than three years’ notice. We’re providing more than three years’ notice to give IT time to plan and budget for this change. Until this new requirement goes into effect in 2020, Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016 perpetual clients will still be able to connect to Office 365 services.

Visit our Office 365 Tech Community to learn more and to ask the experts your questions.

Improvements to the Office 365 ProPlus update model, including alignment with Windows 10

Moving to Office 365 ProPlus requires an initial upgrade and ongoing management of regular updates. Customers quickly see the benefits of the move, but they’ve also asked us to simplify the update process — and to improve the coordination between Office and Windows. To respond to this feedback, we’re pleased to announce that we will align the Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10 update model. This change will make planning and managing updates for both Office and Windows easier for customers using the Secure Productive Enterprise.

Targeting September 2017, we will make the following changes to the Office 365 ProPlus update model:

  • Two updates a year. We will reduce the Office 365 ProPlus update cadence from three to two times a year, with semi-annual feature updates to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus targeted for March and September.
  • 18 months of support. We will extend the support period for Office 365 ProPlus semi-annual updates from 12 to 18 months (starting from first release) so IT professionals can choose to update once or twice a year.
  • System Center Configuration Manager support. System Center Configuration Manager will support this new aligned update model for Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10, making it easier to deploy and update the two products together.

See the upcoming changes to the Office 365 ProPlus update management article to learn more.

New tools and programs to manage Office 365 ProPlus application compatibility

One of the biggest concerns customers have about the move to a new version of Office is application compatibility. Office add-ins and VBA solutions often play a significant role in key business processes, and application compatibility is an important consideration in both upgrades and updates. To help customers manage ProPlus application compatibility, we’re pleased to announce four new investments.

  • Upgrade assessment tools. Starting today, we’re offering a limited preview of new tools that will catalogue the add-ins and VBA solutions in use in your organization, identify potential issues with the upgrade to Office 365 ProPlus, and recommend steps for remediation.
  • Application compatibility testing. For each new Office 365 ProPlus release, we will perform compatibility testing of the most common third-party add-ins, identify potential issues, and take steps to remediate.
  • Office 365 ProPlus monitoring services. We will provide new services to monitor your ProPlus deployment and provide visibility into the usage and stability of apps and add-ins.
  • Reporting, tracking and resolving issues. We will improve our existing service for reporting, tracking and resolving application compatibility issues — and partner with customers and ISVs to find the best approach to remediation.

You can learn more about the upgrade assessment tools today, and we’ll have more to share on our application compatibility testing program, the new Office 365 ProPlus monitoring services and the new service for reporting, tracking and resolving issues in the coming months.

We are here to help

If you’re connecting to Office 365 with a legacy version of Office, you’re not enjoying all that the service has to offer — and we’re here to help. For more information on Office 365 ProPlus deployment, refer to the Office 365 ProPlus Deployment Guide and the ProPlus Ignite On-Demand sessions. And when you’re ready to make the move to ProPlus, the Microsoft FastTrack customer success service will help you with the details. Visit the FastTrack website to learn more and submit a request for help with planning, assessment and deployment. ProPlus is the very best way to experience the Office 365 services, and we’re committed to helping you upgrade with confidence.

— Ron Markezich

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New to Office 365 in August — enriching teamwork Blogs: Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Blogs: More than ever, effective teamwork is critical to your success. This month, we made the experience of working with others even better through the release of co-authoring in Excel, enhancements to Microsoft Teams, an updated Yammer app, and more. Read on for the details.

Work better together with Excel Blogs: Today, we’re taking a significant step toward empowering people to work better together with the general availability of co-authoring in Excel. Now anyone can work together at the same time in spreadsheets stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive, or OneDrive for Business. With Excel co-authoring, you’ll find it easy to know who else is working with you in a spreadsheet and view their changes as you work. Blogs: We’re also announcing the general availability of AutoSave in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Office 365 subscribers who store their documents in OneDrive and SharePoint. Whether you’re working alone or with others, your latest changes are automatically stored in the cloud, and you’ll never need to worry about hitting the save button again.

Co-authoring in Excel allows you to see where others are editing in the same workbook.

Empowering students and teachers with Microsoft Teams Blogs: In June, we announced new experiences in Teams designed to help schools foster deeply engaged classrooms, strengthen professional learning communities, and tailor more effective school communication. This month, we released new updates that make it even easier for students and teachers to achieve more together.

OneNote Class Notebook in Teams — Students and teachers can now enjoy a full view of their OneNote Class Notebook right from within Teams, making it easier than ever for everyone to stay on the same page. Educators and staff can also access their OneNote Class and Staff Notebook settings right within the app, simplifying classroom management.

Enhanced assignments — Teachers can now add web links to reference materials to class assignments distributed through Teams, ensuring students have access to the third-party resources they need to get started successfully. Scores from assignments can now be imported into a school’s Learning Management System, ensuring a single source of truth for student grades.

Improved IT control — IT administrators can now specify permissions for third-party apps in Teams and can enable or disable private chat and class assignments. These enhanced controls empower IT admins to create a safe and secure learning environment tailored for their schools’ unique needs.

OneNote in Teams helps students and teachers collaborate on project.

Rich profiles now available in Outlook for Windows

In today’s complex and fast-moving workplace, an organization’s most important asset is its people. This March, we announced our vision for an intelligent profile across Office 365 that enhances the way you connect with colleagues, external contacts, and groups. Today, we are rolling out this redesigned experience to Outlook for Windows. By tapping into the Microsoft Graph, the new profile puts the most important information at your fingertips, including relevant files, conversations, and group membership.

Improve company-wide communication with Yammer

The redesigned Yammer app for iPad offers an improved experience with universal search, automatic sign-in, and an updated design. This allows you to stay on top of company-wide announcements and communities and easily find the information you need while on the go.

We’ve also updated the Office 365 usage reports with a new Yammer activity report that helps administrators understand how your organization connects across Yammer. This new view highlights the number of existing communities and the activity happening within each, helping to identify best practices and drive adoption across your organization.

The new Yammer app for iPad and activity report help organizations drive teams to work together company-wide.

Learn more about what’s new for Office 365 subscribers this month at: Office on Windows desktops | Office for Mac | Office Mobile for Windows | Office for iPhone and iPad | Office on Android. If you’re an Office 365 Home or Personal customer, be sure to sign up for Office Insider to be the first to use the latest and greatest in Office productivity. Commercial customers on both Current Channel and Deferred Channel can also get early access to a fully supported build through First Release. This site explains more about when you can expect to receive the features announced today.

— Kirk Koenigsbauer

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Private Microsoft Teams groups to become sear — Microsoft will soon make it easier for Microsoft Teams users to discover and join private teams. — Today, the company explained that starting March 23, 2018, all private teams will become searchable within the team communication app, and all users will be able to request access to them. — Once the change is implemented, all private teams will appear in search results as well as the Suggested teams gallery, which appears when you click the “Add team button.” If a user discovers a private team he wants to join, the team admin will get a notification and have the choice to approve or deny the request. — To prepare for this change, Microsoft is recommending team owners to make sure that team names or descriptions don’t include sensitive information that team members could discover after March 23. If necessary, it will still be possible to hide select teams or groups from search results: To do so, Office 365 admins will have to use the the HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled parameter with the Set-UnifiedGroup PowerShell cmdlet.

Do you think it’s a good idea to make private teams more discoverable within Microsoft Teams? Sound off in the comments below.

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What is 0xC004F074 Error is Office 2010? Fix It This is an easy to fix error for some but may be annoying to many people out there. This appears while you are trying to Install Office 2010 on your computer. The Error 0xC004F074 is an Error related to Office 2010 and is Fixable. It is not that big of a deal.

When you try to Install and Activate your Microsoft Office Product after downloading it from , The window appears which asks you to put in your Microsoft Office Product key which you might have recently purchased and is usually written on the back of your product package or card.

But this error which indicates that Office is not Activated occurs, This error, which attempts to verify and active Office, which fails and returns with following error message:

“Error 0xC004F074: The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.

This error usually indicates that the Volume License Versions of Microsoft Office 2010 are installed on the Machine/system using the Built in, KMS Client Key and an Host is not available to process the activation of the Installations of Microsoft Office 2010. Hence the process is stopped.

To resolve this issue and Install Microsoft Office 2010 on your computer. You need to follow the steps.

  1. Open any Microsoft Office Application e.g: Microsoft Office Word or Power point. After opening on your first application screen, Under the File/Help Menu, You will find Change Product Key link, Simply put in your Office 2010 Product key that you have already purchased and trying to activate, but gives you an error.
  2. Now that you have entered the product key the Microsoft Office Product key activation must be complete.
  3. You should now close all Microsoft Office Applications.
  4. Reopen any Microsoft Office application, Microsoft Office Word for example.
  5. Now go back to Step one. Just that you dont need to put in your Product key again. It should Most probably show you that the product is already activated.

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Microsoft Word has Stopped Working — Fix issue

I recently installed Microsoft Office on a Windows machine and everything worked fine for a few days, but all of a sudden when I open Word, I get the following error message:

Microsoft Word has stopped working

It then gives me the option to check online for a solution or to close the program.

After this, I could not even open Word anymore! It would simply close down the program. How annoying! Anyway, after doing some research, I finally got the problem fixed. Depending on your situation, the solution may be different. I will try to post all of them here and hopefully one will work for you.

Method 1 — Repair Office 2016/2013/2010/2007

To perform a repair of Office, go to Start, then Control Panel and click on Programs and Features. Click on the Microsoft Office and click Change.

Click Repair and then click Continue. For newer versions of Office, you might see Online Repair and Quick Repair. Let the repair finish, which could take a while, and then restart your computer.

If you continue to get the “Word has stopped working” message, then keep reading for more possible solutions!

Method 2 — Disable All Add-ins

Sometimes an add-in that gets installed automatically by another program (such as Adobe, etc.), might cause Word to crash. In this case, you can start Word in Safe Mode, which does not load any add-ins.

Simply click on Start and then Run or if you’re using Windows 7, just type the following command into the search box:

winword.exe /a

In Windows 10, press Windows Key + R. Now click on the Office button and click on Word Options. On newer versions of Office, click on File and then Options.

Click on Add-Ins and then disable all add-ins and try to load Word again normally.

Method 3 — Install Latest Updates

If that didn’t work for you either, then you should try to download and install the latest updates for your version of Office. Sometimes it’s a glitch that is fixed when you install the latest patches and fixes.

In Windows 7, you can go to Automatic Updates from the Control Panel and find the latest updates. You can also visit the Office download center and download service packs for Office, etc.:

Method 4 — Delete the Word Data Registry Key

There is a key in the registry that stores frequently used options in Word. If you delete the key, Word rebuilds it the next time you start Word by using the default settings.

You can delete the Word data key by going to the following location in the registry depending on your version of Word:

  • Word 2002: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft \Office\10.0\Word\Data
  • Word 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Office\11.0\Word\Data
  • Word 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Office\12.0\Word\Data
  • Word 2010: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Data
  • Word 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word
  • Word 2016: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Word

Simply right click on the Data key and choose Delete. Now restart Word and see if the problem has gone away or not.

Method 5 — Remove Older Printer Drivers

Oddly enough, this ended up being the cause of my problem. I had an older print driver installed on my Windows machine and once I removed that driver, Word started working without any problems! If you are running Windows 10, you might need to download the latest version that is compatible with that operating system.

You can delete individual printer drivers by going into the registry. Note that simply going to Printers and Faxes and deleting a printer there does not delete the printer driver.

Follow Step 3 in my previous post to remove the printer drivers:

Method 6 — Uninstall Recent Software

At this point, you have also think about any software or plugins that you may have installed on your computer. Annoyingly, this problem with Word can be caused by a program that is completely unrelated to Word!

Did you recently install some new hardware? A printer, scanner, label machine, web cam, tablet, etc.? Have you installed any software? If so, uninstall it and see if the problem goes away.

Method 7 — Completely Uninstall and Reinstall Office

If nothing has worked yet, there are not many options left! You can try to perform a full uninstall and then reinstall to see if the problem is fixed. Go to this link first and download the Fix It solution for your version of Office:

Office 2003, 2007, 2010

Office 2013, Office 2016

Once you run that, go ahead and restart the computer and reinstall your version of Office. If you have found a different solution to this problem, post a comment here and let us know!

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LinkedIn launches ‘Scheduler’ to automate interview

LinkedIn has a new time-saving feature for recruiters using LinkedIn Talent Solutions to find the world’s best talent. With LinkedIn Scheduler, recruiters can now automate initial interview scheduling by syncing their calendar to LinkedIn Recruiter, and then share their calendar availability with candidates directly in their InMails.

From then, candidates will be able to pick up the time that suits them best for their initial interview, and all the details will be automatically synced back to the recruiter’s calendar. “Not only are you saving a ton of time — you’re also screening candidates sooner (i.e., before the competition), creating a delightful (and mobile-friendly) candidate experience, and freeing yourself up to focus on the best part of your job: really connecting with talent,” the company explained.

LinkedIn Recruiter only works with Office 365 and Google calendars as of today, with “more coming soon.” You can get started with the new feature by checking LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions website.

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New ways to use apps a — New features in Microsoft Teams make it an even more powerful hub for teamwork — by enabling you to use apps in new ways — including the ability to command apps and take quick actions from the command box, as well as include content from an app in a conversation. This marks the biggest single release of new functionality since Teams launched lastUse your favorite apps in new ways in Teams — Teams brings together everything a team needs in one place. You can integrate the apps and services you need, including Office 365 apps like Excel, and ones from our partners, including Trello, InVision, and SurveyMonkey. — Today, we’re introducing new ways you can use apps in Teams:

Include information from an app in a conversation — Now you can have a conversation about content from an app without the need to include a screenshot or a hyperlink to the information. In the same way that you can add an emoji or GIF, you can now bring information from apps into a chat or channel message with a simple click. For example, you can search for a specific task in Trello, a work item in Wrike, or a weather forecast, and include an interactive card with that information into a message.

Include information from an app, like Wrike, in your conversations.

Access a personal view of your apps — The new personal apps space makes it easy for you to access the apps you care about and see all the items that you have been assigned to across apps, like tasks in Planner, issues in Jira Cloud, or your filters or pull requests in Bitbucket Cloud. You can also easily see items you have recently accessed, such as OneNote notebooks or videos from Microsoft Stream.

Here you will also find Who — a new app powered by the Microsoft Graph — which allows you to search for people in your organization by name or topic. To access your personal apps space, click the  in the left navigation menu.

Discover apps for Teams in the new Store — We made it easier to search and discover apps and services available in Teams in the new Store. Now you can search for apps by name, category (such as Project management or Analytics and BI), or integration type (such as Bots, Tabs, or Connectors), and then choose to surface in your personal app view or in a specific channel in Teams.

Command apps, take quick actions, and search — all from the command box

Search is one key way people navigate Teams to get to the information they’re looking for. We integrated commanding with search and moved the command box to the top of the screen, so you can now command apps and take quick actions right from the box, in addition to searching across people, messages, files, and apps.

Command apps from the command box — We’re rolling out the ability to query or command an app right from the command box. Starting today, you can search for information in an app, such as an image in Adobe Creative Cloud or a news article, and easily insert a specific result into a chat or channel conversation. Over time, we’ll add more command functionality, like the ability to create a task in your project management app or start a build in Visual Studio Team Services. Simply type @ into the command box to display the list of apps you can query and command.

Take quick actions with slash commands — Slash commands are shortcuts you can type in the command box to quickly perform tasks or navigate Teams. For example, you can use a slash command to set your status to “away,” add a user to a team, or call a coworker. To get started with slash commands, type / to see the list of commands currently available.

Let us know what you think!

These features are rolling out starting today, and you can expect to see them in your Teams client shortly. Try the new features and provide feedback using the feedback link in the lower left corner of Teams. If you have suggestions on how to make Teams better, please submit your ideas via UserVoice or vote for existing ideas to help us prioritize the requests. We read every piece of feedback that we receive to make Teams even better.

— The Microsoft Teams team

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Conquer time with new features in Microsoft Planner

Here is an overview of the four new features.

  • Schedule view — Meet deadlines, plan ahead, and understand project status with the ability to view your task schedule. In addition, weekly and monthly task views allow drag-and-drop scheduling. Read the supportarticle for more details.
  • Group and Filter options — The Group and Filter options in Planner give you deeper insights into your tasks to help you meet key deadlines. For example, filter your tasks by due date to better understand approaching deadlines. Or use the Group feature to view tasks that have not been started, so you can prioritize your work.
  • Due date notifications — Receive an email notification summarizing tasks due in the coming week — and stay on top of your approaching deliverables.
  • iCalendar format feed (coming soon) — Make better scheduling and time-management decisions by publishing tasks to your calendar. By adding your tasks to your Outlook calendar, you’ll never lose track of current and upcoming tasks — helping you meet your deliverables.

These features have been among the top requests on the Planner UserVoiceforum. Schedule view, Group and Filter, and Due date notifications are now available to all Office 365 subscribers. Outlook calendar integration via the iCalendar format feed is rolling out soon. We look forward to your comments and feedback. Feel free to submit feedback through the Planner UserVoiceforum. Visit Planner now!

New to Planner?

There’s never been a better time to start using Planner! With these new capabilities, Planner is a complete solution for task and work management. Planner is part of the Office 365 productivity suite and is fully integrated with the other Office 365 applications. And if you’re already using Microsoft Teams, you can host a Planner Plan inside your Teams workspace, so everybody can collaborate in one place. You can also link a Planner Plan to a task in Microsoft Project Online, so your team can track tasks and work details in Planner even when that work is part of a larger Project plan being tracked in Project Online. Visit Planner to learn more.

— The Planner team

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Prot — Georgia State University is combatting an increase of malware attacks with the use of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. — The guest post written by Ren Flot on the Office 365 blog explains their the email security software protects more than 55,000 students and at least 6,000 staff. — Ren is the chief information security officer and director of cyber security for Georgia State University. In his story, he shares that phishing attacks were similar to fighting fires almost every day. The school turned to support from Microsoft FastTrack to help them set up their defenses. Upon the implementation of the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, over 2,000 malicious emails were eliminated after only five months. The college also uses the Safe Links feature which seamlessly protects against malicious URLs. — The Advanced Threat Protection has been around for a while and can be easily forgotten in the background of Office 365. It’s nice to see a reminder that Microsoft has and continues to be focused primarily on keeping data safe.

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