Reasons for 'Unable to Install Microsoft® Office 2010 on Windows® XP'
What are the reasons due to which Office 2010 may encounter 'Unable to Install Office 2010 on XP' while installing on Windows XP?
Microsoft Office 2010 Edition is good quality software product which satisfies the user requirements. The task list tools included in Outlook 2010 allows you to access any program virtually from anywhere. It might keep you in touch with all your friends and relatives. It also offers rich media editing and advanced visual effects in PowerPoint 2010 and Word 2010. With this, you could easily create professional looking presentations and reports. The data analysis tool offered in this allows users to manage finances smoothly. It is a product from Excel 2010. The product key of the old version would not work in Office 2010. When you upgrade into office 2010, you might check that the hardware and operating system meet the minimum 2010 Microsoft Office system requirements. The incompatibilities of the system, registry error, missing files of the installation and the virus infected computer are the main causes of the unable to install error.
Following are the ways to fix 'Unable to Install Office 2010 on Windows XP' issue:
- Check compatibility
- Registry errors
- Remove virus
Office 2010 works with many versions of Windows. Windows 7 are usually integrated with Office 2010 so as to help you to work more efficiently. The taskbar in Windows 7 would put your Office 2010 files and programs in a place from where you could navigate them easily. Microsoft Windows XP is also compatible with the Office 2010. The proper compatibility check before installing machine is helpful for avoiding the incompatibility trouble with the installation. In compatibility issue would result in 'Unable to Install Office 2010 on XP'.
Sometimes, the installation problems might arise due to registry errors. To solve this issue, first click to 'Start' button, then click to 'Run' and type regedit. This command would open Windows registry. Then navigate to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE' folder and then move to the Software folder, after that to Windows folder of the registry. Then navigate to Current version folder, then open the ImageFileExecutionOptions and right click on 'mssdmn.exe' and open the permissions. Then check the permission for the registry subkey of this folder. And finally restart the system and you can install the Office 2010 without any problem.
Presence of virus would result in 'Unable to Install Office 2010 on XP’. The Office 2010 offers the automated installation on the computer, the automated installation of office 2010 helps to install the new features of the software package with minimal user intervention. So, for performing the uninterrupted installation process, you have to remove the malicious virus from the system.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for 'Unable to Install Office 2010 on XP'
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.