Fix Microsoft Word Stopped Working on Windows 10

Microsoft Word is perhaps the most popular Office software. Despite its flaws, the text editor has millions of users.

We will explain in this article how to repair the error “Microsoft Word has stopped working in Windows 10.”

Update

Older versions of Word and Office may have problems or incompatibilities, so always update them.

Open the Word app and click on File.

Go to Account in the bottom left corner.

On the Product Information, click on Update Options and select Update Now.

Wait for the update and restart your Word app.

Reinstall Office

Reinstalling Office will give you a fresh, updated copy of the application, free of any flaws, cache, or temporary files that may have hampered the program’s operation in the past.

Download Microsoft’s Office Recovery Assistant. It will delete all Office-related files and registry entries.

After downloading the program, launch it and follow the on-screen directions to finish the removal.

All you have to do now is restart your computer and reinstall the same version of Office.

NOTE:If you have Microsoft Office 2010 or earlier, we suggest that you obtain the proper uninstallation program from Microsoft’s website.

Repair Office

Go to your Control Panel and navigate to Programs and Features.

Look for your Office app and right click on it.

Select Change.

Choose Quick Repair or Online Repair then click Repair.

Follow on-screen instructions to repair your Office installation.

Disable Add-ins

Open any Word file and go to File.

Select Options and click on the Trust Center tab.

On the Trust Center Settings, disable all add-ins.

Click OK.

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