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Microsoft Office has stopped working
In some cases, when you install Office 365 apps from your Microsoft account using Click to Run technology. You got this error then the installer was stopped.
The latest version which will run on Windows 7 is version 2002 and the latest version of Office Deployment Tool (ODT) seems no longer works in Windows 7.
1️⃣ 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
2️⃣ To get the ODT runs in Windows 7, you must download the old version of Office Deployment Tool.
- (Deaded) Download from Microsoft: https://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/A/27AF1BE6-DD20-4CB4-B154-EBAB8A7D4A7E/officedeploymenttool_12624-20320.exe
Or, you can download from the below link:
3️⃣ Once the ODT is extracted, the XML configuration should be look like below.
You can change product ID to install others Office 365 products:
- Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise: O365ProPlusRetail
- Microsoft 365 Apps for business: O365BusinessRetail
- Office 365 Home and Personal: O365HomePremRetail
<Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="SemiAnnualPreview" Version="16.0.12527.20880"> <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="en-us" /> </Product> </Add> <RemoveMSI /> </Configuration>
4️⃣ Now, you can use Command Prompt, PowerShell or create a batch file to install Office 365 in Windows 7.
As you can see, the error was gone, and the Office 365 is installing on Windows 7.
Install Office 365 on Windows 7 using PowerShell
Alternatively, if you don’t want to do it manually, you can use this script to download and install Office 365 on Windows 7 automatically.
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 Apps for Business.
- Home: Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal.
- Business: Microsoft 365 Apps for Business, Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise.
4️⃣ The download 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 (or any Microsoft Office apps) > File > Account > Update options > select Disable Updates as shown below: