Fix Error Microsoft Word has stopped working in Windows 10

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If you have recently installed Microsoft Office on your Windows computer, you may have encountered Microsoft Word related issues. Everything works fine for some time until one day Microsoft Word suddenly stops working and displays a message saying "Microsoft Word has stopped working".

This is a common problem reported by many users after installing Office Suite and when trying to open Word. This can be frustrating, especially if your work is based on MS Word. But, fortunately, there are a couple of ways you can solve this problem. Let's see how.

Method 1: using quick repair

Step 1: Desktop> click Home > type Control Panel in the search box> click the result.

Step 2: In Control Panel window> select View by - Category > select Programs.

Step 3: Programs window> click Programs and features.

Step 4: Select the Microsoft Office package installed for your PC> Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 > right click > select Change.

Step 5: Next> select Quick repair > click on the file Repair button.

Step 6: Next> click Repair still.

Step 7: Next, start preparing the Office programs and features. Let the repair be complete.

Once completed, you can close the prompt and now your MS Word should work fine. If the problem persists, try the second method.

Method 2: removing add-ons

Step 1: press the Tasto Windows + R > Run box> type winword.exe / a in the search box> press enter.

Step 2: We are using the Microsoft Word 2016 version. Click on options lower left.

Step 3: In Word options window> select Additional components on the left side of the pane> on the right side of the pane, go to Manage > let the COM Add-ins option remains unchanged> press LEAVE.

Step 4: COM add-ins window> deselect all files Additional components. Press OKAY.

That's all! You can now use your MS Word, as usual, however, if you still can't open it, try Method 3.

Method 3: How to fix "Microsoft Office has stopped working" error in Windows 10 using registry editor

Step 1: press the Tasto Windows + R > Run box> tipo Regedit > Registry Editor.

Step 2: Registry Editor window> go to the following path:


Now, on the left side of the> pane Data > right click> select Delete to delete the key.

*Note - the above path is for Microsoft Word 16. Simply replace the version field in the path for a different version of MS Office. For example, for MS Office 10, replace it with 10.0, for version 14 with 14, 0 and so on.

Word will recreate the data key when Word starts. So, restart your PC and your MS Word should work fine now.

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