How to Fix “Office is taking too long to install” Error?

Shery by Shery Williams

Published Tue, Nov 14th 2017, 01:32 | Computers

Since launch, Microsoft Office has become worldwide popular for its amazing features and the ease of the letting its users do multiple tasks without using any third-party software. From creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations to a lot more other stuff, you can do different tasks with your Office. Over the year, the Office suite has been added with exciting features. One can choose a Office subscription as per the different requirements of their home and business PC.

After you purchase and then download your Office product from your Office account, the next step is installing it on your device. There are times when you have to face error or issue during the installation. The most common error is when Office installation takes too long to get installed. In this case, try the below mentioned possible solutions:

1.       Restart the device

Sometimes issues can be solved mere by restarting your device. So, don’t wait! Go for it and try installing your Office product again.

2.       Internet Connection

Installing an Office product requires a fast and most importantly, an uninterrupted internet connection. So, if you are using a WiFi connection and the office installation is taking longer than necessary time, then use a wired connection. Once your PC gets connected to a wired connection, try installing the Office subscription again.

3.       Take the help of Office installer

If you are on a slow connection, then taking the help of an Office Installer would definitely be a great idea. It may help bypass potential proxy, firewall, antivirus or internet connection errors that might occur during the installation. Make sure you choose the correct tab for your version of Office in the Installer.

4.       Turn off the antivirus for a while

Open the settings of the antivirus or the security software installed on your device. Now, turn off the scanning and other options that help the antivirus protect your system. If turning off the antivirus temporarily doesn’t work in your favor, then simply uninstall it and then try installing the Office product. Don’t forget to reinstall your security software again after the Office installation completes.

5.       Give a try to online repair

·         Visit Control Panel and choose Programs and Features

·         In the Uninstall or change a program window, find and then choose the Office product you are trying to install

·         Click Change

·         Choose online repair

6.       Remove and then reinstall Office

Remove the downloaded Office setup and then reinstall it using the same product key. You can use easy fix tool to remove your downloaded Office product.

If the problem still persists, then contact Microsoft team and tell your problem to the certified technicians. They will assist you with the best possible solution.



Shery Williams has been writing technical articles, She loves to write on antivirus software, web browsers, operating systems like Windows, Mac and more. In all her articles, she tries to make her readers updated with the latest changes happening around the technology world.