Microsoft Office Installation Error

When attempting to install office, the installation may fail with an error code 30016-4. The error code 30016-4 may occur due to various reasons.


Some times the error code 30016-4 because of the previous installation files which were not removed properly or due to the corrupted system files.



How to fix Microsoft Office installation error codee 30016-4


Procedure 1:

Make sure that your computer is up to date. Install the latest Windows updates to your computer.


Procedure 2:


Repair the office program from control panel



Procedure 3:


Run the System File Checker Tool to fix the error code 30016-4. Follow the below instructions to run the System File Checker Tool. It is recommended to backup your data before  proceeding further with System File Checker.





Procedure 4:


Remove and Re-install office suite to fix the error code 30016-4


If none of the above mentioned methods works to fix the error code 30016-4, remove and try re-installing the office suite.

Methods to remove office and its files.


Method1:  Remove the office program from control panel


Method 2: Remove the Windows Installer packages

  1. Navigate to office installation folder located in  C:\Program Files\.
  2. Right-click the Microsoft Office 16folder and select Delete.


Method 3: Remove the Office scheduled tasks


schtasks.exe /delete /tn “\Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates”

schtasks.exe /delete /tn “\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance”

schtasks.exe /delete /tn “\Microsoft\Office\Office ClickToRun Service Monitor”


Method 4:  Delete the Office files


  1. Press Windows logo key + R to open the Rundialog box.
  2. In the Openbox, type %ProgramFiles%, and then click OK.
  3. Delete the “Microsoft Office 16” folder.
  4. Delete the “Microsoft Office” folder.
  5. Open the Rundialog box, type %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and then click OK.
  6. Delete the “Microsoft Office” folder.


Method 5:  Delete the Office registry sub keys


IMPORTANT:  This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.





Then Deletethe Office key.


Method 6: Delete the Start menu shortcuts



After performing all the above tasks,  download and install the office suite.