Repair Office programs

Has your Office installation got corrupted? Are your Office programs not working properly? Before you try uninstalling and reinstalling, try repairing your Office installation.

If it becomes necessary to uninstall, please see uninstall Office 2010 or uninstall Office 2013 or Office 365.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
  2. Click the Office program you want to repair, and then click Change.
  3. Do one of the following:
  • In Office 2010, click Repair > Continue.
  • In Office 2013, click either Quick Repair or Online Repair.

You might need to restart your computer after the repair is complete.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows logo key + X to see a list of commands and options. (Basically a quick way to get to Programs and Features in Control Panel.)
  2. Click Programs and Features.
  3. Click the Office program you want to repair, and then click Change.
  4. Do one of the following:
  • In Office 2010, click Repair > Continue.
  • In Office 2013, click either Quick Repair or Online Repair.

You might need to restart your computer after the repair is complete.

Windows Vista (only for Office 2010)

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
  2. Click the Office program you want to repair, and then click Change.
  3. Click Repair > Continue.

You might need to restart your computer after the repair is complete.

Windows XP (only for Office 2010)

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Click the Office program you want to repair, and then click Change.
  3. Click Repair > Continue.

You might need to restart your computer after the repair is complete.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2013, Excel 2013, InfoPath 2013, OneNote 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Publisher 2013, Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013, Word 2013, Access 2010, Excel 2010, InfoPath 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2010, SharePoint Workspace 2010, Visio 2010, Word 2010