You are putting the finishing touch on an important contract and Word decides to strain your nerves by giving you that ugly “has stopped working” error message. Here’s how to fix this.
1. Make sure you are running the latest Microsoft Word version.
If you haven’t turned on automatic updates on your computer, you can search for updates manually.
For Office 2016 and 2013 go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.
For Office 2010, go to File > Help > Check for Updates.
For Office 2007, click on the Office button and then go to Word Options > Resources > Check for Updates.
2. Use the Safe Mode to launch Microsoft Word.
In Windows 10 , Windows 8 and Windows 7, click on the Start Button and then click on the Run option.
Type the following command: winword /safe and press Enter to start Word.
3. Disable add-ins
While still using the Safe Mode, go to File > Options > Add-Ins. Then select Manage and Go and uncheck the add-ins one at a time. Restart Microsoft Word normally (not in Safe Mode).
4. Disable COMM add-ins:
The steps are similar to those for disabling simple add-ins. Click on File > Options > Add-Ins. Go to Manage and select COMM add-ins. Disable the COMM add-ins one at a time and then restart Windows normally.
5. Uninstall and install Microsoft Office manually
This is the best solution to remove all Office folders because a standard uninstall using the Control Panel or the easy fix tool via a browser does not remove all files associated to the package.
This is a nine step process – 8 steps only for uninstalling Microsoft office, the last step for installing Office back on your machine. You can check Microsoft’s support page for a step-by-step manual uninstall for Office 2016 and Office 2013.
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