Fix Office 365/2021/2019 Installation Error code (0x652(1618))

Microsoft Office 365/2021/2019 error code 1618 encountered that many users were having trouble repairing or installing office programs on their Windows and Mac computers. The major issues pops up due to Office licensing, Windows updates, insufficient system resources like disk space, Internet connectivity, etc. In this article it gives solutions for different kinds of office issues related to office 2021/2019 error code 1618


Diagnose your computer to fix office program error code 1618:-

There are few ironically shown Office error code 1618 that require an immediate action. An event viewer is log of every action on your computer that records all events. This Windows built-in feature that provides all information for the problem-causing keys. They are caused due to failure of the Windows-related services and it’s executable file is unable to read the necessary files when installing Office 365/2021/2019.

Perform system file scan:-

System file scan in short SFC scan is windows inbuilt program to fix altered/modified and damaged files of the operating system. It can fix several updates failures, other violations done by several mismatched files.

To Run a system file scan the windows operating system. First Open a command prompt (CMD) in administrator mode and then Run command SFC/SCANNOW


Office error code 1618 also can be fixed with this scan if they are not damaged much. If you see any file violations still exists after scan, then move to the Event viewer to check what has been caused by the office 365/2021/2019 installation error code 1618.

How to use Event viewer to check office error logs:-

  1. Click to start button and open Run command prompt window.
  2. To open Event viewer logs, type “EVENT VIEWER” command and then press enter.
  3. And tap double to “windows log” and then select to the “Applications “
  4. Many logs are visible in the Centre panel. Filter the logs and check office-related problems and warnings by selecting Filter current log option.
  5. Finds critical error logs that cause an office program error code 1618. If there are no reasons for these issues to be found then perform a clean office 365/2021 installation.

Steps to Fix the office program error code 1618:-

Sometimes office won’t install due to several reasons like internet connectivity, dependencies for the product or any virus that affected your computer files etc. Then all you have to do a clean office program installation by removing traces of office program files existed from previous versions or by multiple office installation trails by you due to several errors.

Repair/Uninstall office program: –

Applies To: Office 2016, Office for business, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 Small Business Admin, Office 2013

The following procedure shows you that how to uninstall Office 2016 or 2013 products on your system. For other new versions of Office and try to uninstall Microsoft Office by using of Control Panel. If that does not work use this to easily fix the tool or try uninstalling Office manually

For Windows 10:-

  1. And Go to the control panel and Select the Programs and features to reach list of installed programs on your system.
  2. From a list, check Microsoft Office products and click to the Change button.
  3. A window will open displaying the Add, Repair, and Remove options.
  4. Once repair is completed use the Microsoft office products again
  5. To uninstall the follow above steps and choose to Remove it instead of repairing.

IMPORTANT:. It’s impossible to uninstall office applications (word, excel, publisher etc) individually from total office product. The only way to uninstall an individual app is if you purchased it as a stand-alone version.

Once the uninstall part is over , and then now start perform a clean office program installation

Installing Office Product:-

  1. Once you have done the uninstallation part, now do a clean installation.
  2. Firstly, go to Microsoft office account and sign in to account.
  3. Secondly, check this dashboard and investigate product that you have purchased.
  4. After that, Select the “Install Office “option and download it
  5. Finally, check downloads on your system and double-click to the setup file for install.
  6. If the Microsoft Office error code 1618 still exists, then try the advanced registry fix

Windows Registry Fix:-

Registry in Windows displays the structure of Windows Operating system and its internal programs. The Hex codes inside the registry will change due to unnecessary programs. To fix this office program installation error 1618 in office 365/2010/2016/2019/2021 and deletes the modified Office Registry keys or remove and re-creates the keys with older values.

Note: Don’t do Registry changes if you are not aware of the structure as it damages applications with one single change. Sometimes damages your computer operating system..

Office error code 1618 Returns following error messages:-

  1. Something went wrong Error code 1618 Go online for additional help.
  2. The office is Busy, there is a problem starting of Office 365/2019/2021 Installation
  3. We are sorry, but we are unable to start office program.
  4. We are sorry, but we can’t verify the signature of files required to install office 365/2021/2019 product.
  5. Internet connection needed. Office error code 1618
  6. Background installation ran into a problem.

Something went wrong Error code 1618 Go online for additional help.

When you are starting an Office application, you receive an error 1618 stating that “Something went wrong”. If operating system is not able to add or remove the products requested, It requests you to verify the file’s signature and install office 365 products. Usually, it returns error code series 300XX, or 1xxx series depends on cause of the related issue.

office error code 1618

Office is Busy, There is a problem starting the Office Installation

Office is busy pops up when you try to open any office 365/2021/2019 program like word, excel, PowerPoint etc, and the office is already in progress. A message shows that “we are updating you to add or remove some programs”.

We are sorry, but we are unable to start your program.

This program is common error 1618 in the Windows operating system that is caused due to the failed services of a office program. Windows Installer services are found to be not working, they cannot install an Office 365/2021 product.

Sorry, we ran into a problem Error code 1618-Sorry installation can’t continue because no compatible office products are detected.

A Microsoft Windows displays a message showing that your system ran into a problem, and it needs to restart system. A Microsoft Windows Operating system is announced in various bit of versions depending on the hardware architecture such as 32 and 64. It is necessary to install similar versions of Office that suitable for Windows.

No compatible office products detected
No compatible office products detected

We are sorry, but we can’t verify the signature of files required to install your office product.

An Office program is an product package available in different various forms such as a disc or click-to-run. In the case of a disc failure, you might see this error 1618 message We are Sorry, But We Can’t Verify the Signature error message which says signatures of files required to install the office 365/2019/2021 product.

Internet connection needed Office program error code 1618.

This error 1618 message happens due to internet problems when performs an online repair for your office product. You can do a quick offline repair. And also office program installation needs an proper internet connectivity

The new Office 365 suite comes with click-to-run feature that has a short setup file that will start Microsoft office 365/2021 installation. Due to intermittent connection or connectivity failures, you will see Microsoft office 365/2021/2019 installation error code 1618.

Background Installation ran into a problem

Background installation pops up when Office program-related files are corrupted. It is necessary to repair Office applications. And also a malware and or virus related issues can be checked in PCs

Unable to start Office installation program

The message shows that the official installation program has been stopped by your Windows. This should be scanned using Windows system files. This also shows that Office-relevant files are missing from office Program folders. It has been encountered with any kind of the clean-up programs, and system restores will help you to fix the issues.

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