Fix Microsoft® Office 2010 Installation When It Hangs
You are desperately trying to install Office 2010 and it gets stuck. Microsoft Office installation hang is one of the most frustrating things that can happen, especially when you are eager to start off. On top of it, if the cause of this problem remains undiagnosed, then it just becomes worse.
Rather than pulling your hair out, here is the simple fix to Office 2010 installation hangs. Here are some of the things that can go wrong and the steps to fix the problem.
Office 2010 Installation freeze issue
You try hard to get your system to do something, other than just stand in one place. You tried using the original media to repair, it didn’t work, tried to uninstall Office, it didn’t work either and all the other attempts for Office 2010 installation success also met the same fate. The program seems to start fine, appear to work for a while and then just hangs.
One of the common reasons for this problem is that there was a problem with the system restore on the system drive. Disabling this, should make your Office 2010 installation to work. However, remember, this also deletes all existing restore points on that drive. Once system restore is disabled, run the Office 2010 installer once more and you should not face any hang problem. Once the installation has completed, you can re-enabled the system restore.
Tools that can help along the way
If you think that you don’t have a system restore problem, then here are some tools that are beneficial for troubleshooting Microsoft Office installation hang issue.
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center gives a number of diagnostic and repair tools, under one large umbrella. With the different tools available, you can always give it a shot how it works out for you. At the end, it is not going to cause damage to your system.
There is a possibility that you need to troubleshoot problems with services and applications that are loaded at startup or to perform a clean boot. You can use the system configuration utility by just typing “msconfig” at the “Run…” dialog. To perform a clean boot you need to select either ‘Diagnostic startup’ or ‘Selective startup’. In ‘Diagnostic startup’ you need to uncheck the startup items and also the system services.
You can further tweak options by selectively disabling certain services. Check out the last tab for different handy shortcuts for several useful tools.
Clean boot is different from safe mode boot. With clean boot the changes remain in effect until you undo them, allowing you to stay in ‘clean mode’ for as long as you want; even when you go through reboot cycles. To revert back to the normal boot mode with all services enabled, simply revert the changes made and then reboot.