Microsoft Word Not Opening In Windows 10 - Solved

Is Microsoft Word not opening in Windows 10? Try the simple troubleshooting methods given below to fix it.

Microsoft Word Not Opening In Windows 10

Method 1: Restart Your Windows 10 Computer

Some small or hidden bugs present on your computer can block the apps from launching. So, as the first step of resolving this issue, restart your computer to clear the hidden bugs. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  • Click on the Start menu.
  • Select the Restart option.
  • After your Windows 10 computer restarts, open the Microsoft Word app and check whether the issue is resolved.

Method 2: Disable Add-ins In Safe Mode

If you have installed incompatible add-ins accidentally or unknowingly on your computer, there is a chance for you to encounter these kinds of issues. In this case, disable the incompatible add-ins in Safe mode to fix the issue.

  • Open the Run dialog box.
  • Run the winword.exe/a command.
  • Now, the Microsoft Word application will start in Safe mode.
  • Go to the File tab.
  • Select the Options option followed by Add-ins. Now, from the Manage drop-down menu, select the COM Add-ins option and click Go.
  • On the confirmation dialog box, click the OK button.
  • Now, restart the Word application and check whether the issue is resolved. If the Microsoft word not opening in windows 10 issue persists, perform the next method.

Method 3: Repairing the Microsoft Office app

  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Click Programs and Features > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office > Change.
  • Now, a dialog box titled Change your installation of Microsoft Office will open.
  • Select the Repair option by clicking the radio button beside it.
  • Click the Continue button.
  • On the How would you like to repair your Office programs? screen, select the Quick Repair or Online Repair option as per your preferences and click Repair.
  • Wait for the repairing process to compete.
  • Once the Microsoft Office app is repaired, launch the Word app and check if the issue is resolved.

If Microsoft Word not opening in Windows 10 again, try the next method given below.

Method 4: Installing Microsoft Office Update and Windows Updates

Windows update

  • Open the Windows Settings screen on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Click on the Update & Security tab.
  • Now, under the Windows Update section, click on the Check for updates button followed by Install Now.

Office update

  • Open the Microsoft Office (for example, Excel) application on your computer.
  • Go to File and select Account > Product Information > Update Options > Enable Update > Update Now.

Method 5: Reinstalling MS Office

Before you uninstall MS office from your Windows 10 computer, note down its activation key for future use.

  • On the Programs and Features screen, select the Microsoft Office application.
  • Click on the Uninstall button followed by OK.
  • Once the MS Office app is uninstalled, restart your computer.
  • Now, reinstall the Microsoft Office app and try to open it.

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