Top 5 issues while installing Microsoft Office 2010
No doubt MS Office 2010 is by far the best office suite released from Microsoft as part of their Microsoft Office series. Yet, just like any other software we work on, Microsoft Office 2010 is also prone to certain issues, specifically when it comes to its installation. Let’s delve into top 5 issues related to Office 2010 in a bit detail
1. Install process halts unexpectedly before completion
While installing MS Office 2010, you may see this error – “Office 2010 Install Failed”? No, the problem is not that the MS Office 2010 installation cannot start again. Simply terminating the process in the ‘Task Manager’ can kill the process. It’s just that to start the installation from the point where it got held up is not possible, unless off-course you bring the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility in application. Click on this link and get to know the exact steps to solve the issue.
2. Problem with Osetup.dll
Sometimes, immediately after running the setup.exe file, the following error pops-up. “OSETUP.DLL digital signature does not validate or is not present". To get rid of this problem, it is recommended that you reinstall the underlying operating system. However, consider clearing the registry as well with freely available and easy to use registry cleaning and repairing software like EasyCleaner as all the digital signatures of software installed are in the registry.
3. Installed Office version is corrupt
While installing MS Office 2010 on your computer an error may occur that relates to an older version of MS Office being corrupt. It results in the setup getting halted. In this case, it’s always recommended that you manually remove or repair the previous MS Office version before attempting to install MS Office 2010 on your computer.
4. Product key cannot be used in your machine
While installing MS Office 2010 on your computer if the following error occurs, “Error 25004. The product key you entered cannot be used on this machine" This issue may occur if the previous MS Office version installed on your computer is not uninstalled properly. For this you need to download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from , and install it. After that you need to uninstall MS Office 2010 with the help of this utility and subsequently reinstall it.
5. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component
To get through with this issue, it is recommended that you install the latest .NET version from here. Once done, try reinstalling MS Office 2010 and it will surely install.