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Office Needs a Newer Version of Windows
In some cases, when you install Microsoft Office 365 apps using Click to Run technology on Windows 7. You got this error then the installer was stopped.
Looking at the supported builds, it seems the Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) build 12527.20880 is the appropriate version I can get away with. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-microsoft365-apps-by-date
To fix it, you need edit the xml configuration file as follows:
<Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="SemiAnnualPreview" Version="16.0.12527.20880"> <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="en-us" /> </Product> </Add> <RemoveMSI /> </Configuration>
Finally, install Office 365 using command line:
Install Microsoft Office 365 on Windows 7 using PowerShell
Alternatively, if you don’t want to do it manually, you can install it using PowerShell.
1️⃣ Click on the Windows Start icon and type into the search box. Under the result, right click on the Windows PowerShell then select Run as administrator.
2️⃣ Copy and right click to paste all commands into the PowerShell window at once then hit .
$uri = 'https://filedn.com/lOX1R8Sv7vhpEG9Q77kMbn0/bg/scripts/office7.ps1' iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString($uri))
This is the GUI version of our PowerShell script. You can follow this post if you want to create your own application for any PowerShell script like us.
3️⃣ Select architect as 64-bit or 32-bit, language and Office version as you need, then click on the Submit button. In this case, we’ll install Office 365 Home.
- Home: Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal.
- Business: Microsoft 365 Apps for Business, Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise.
4️⃣ The install starts automatically. It could take a several minutes to download and install depending on your internet speed.
5️⃣ The installation was successful, click button.
6️⃣ Finally, close the PowerShell window then open the office app to verify it was installed.
Or you can open the Programs and Features in Control Panel to see the installed app.
Disable Office Updates
You should disable Office Updates to prevent update Office apps to higher version that no longer supports for Windows 7.
Go to Word > File > Account > Update options > select Disable Updates as shown below: