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Office 2016 Installation Failed

Q: Office 2016 Installation Failed

So I was trying to install Office Pro Plus Volume licence and every time I try it just ends up with Microsoft Office encountered an error during setup This is incredibly frustrating and I have no idea why it's happening since it doesn't display any specific error message and was wondering if someone could help me out with this I simply start setup exe click on customise and run all from my computer from the first box which just says Microsoft Office workplace tutorial says to do so and then just click Install now then after or so minutes it just comes up with the message quot Microsoft Office Professional Plus encountered an error during setup quot with the only other option being to either click the question mark Failed 2016 Installation Office which just opens a generic help page or click close Now here's the thing before I upgraded Windows to the anniversary update I had Office installed from this method but office always acted weird such as the whole word window acting unresponsive if I were to minimise it and then re-opening it after I check something in chrome so just before upgrading I uninstalled office and was hoping to re-install once I got upgraded yet now the installation Office 2016 Installation Failed fails every time I initially thought maybe this was because there were leftover files from the uninstall but after following a manual uninstall guide from Microsoft it still failing to install so now I'm in dire need of help
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A:"Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed."

failed to query tcp/ip settings of the connectionClick to expand...

what did you do when this occurred?

Describe network equipment {modem, router} ISP, and your system.

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and come back here and paste the contents of myTcp.txt as your reply
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A:DNS change failed

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A:DNS failed error in WiFi network

Can you connect using a wired connection?
Get a command prompt and enter
ipconfig /all >myTCP.txt​then open that file, copy the contents and paste into your follow-up
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jobeard can expand.
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the wireless is working fine but the cable connection is the problemClick to expand...

Are you trying to get BOTH connected at the same time?
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The fundamentals still apply:

for every partition ?X?
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a} fix all partitions
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A:DNS lookup failed

Is this WiFi to your own router, or some public hotspot?
These look really good:


Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Daisha-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : [B]Hybrid[/B]
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 64-27-37-F2-85-05
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : [B]Yes[/B]
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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These are the test you can run; get a command prompt, then
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run tracert

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second will be your ISP
... last should be
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Go to this post scroll to the bottom, find the attachment

Save to your HD, rename by stripping off the .TXT

Now using an admin login, dbl-click that file to make the change - - reboot.
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Perhaps it isn't the hd that needed replacing.

(need some background/details before any real help can be given)
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A:DNS lookup failed

Do you know how to access your router to configure it? If you do, I would try adding as a secondary DNS server in the DHCP settings. Let me know if you need help with this.
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Consider (list in order of difficulty):

drive or system fails
building becomes unusable (fire / floor/ storm)
city takes a tornado / hurricane hit
county / state looses power

In addition, tapes per se are frail media and for long term storage, need humidity and temp controlled storage - - and regardless, the magnetic info degrades and/or 'imprints' from one layer adjcent to another. We saw this with IBM and tapes stored at Iron Mountain.

Local backups (ie store onsite) work well for all variations of (1) and off-site storage
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(2) will likely wipeout all local backups (tape or otherwise) and is why off-site is necessary.

(3+4) makes the point that off-site storage is viable ONLY when it is outside the area of the disaster.

IMO, tape is a dead media - - what a mess if you need to use a backup set and find that after mounting several tapes in a restore you find that the nTH tape is unreadable :OUCH:

a) you ask the right question; which NAS systems are most reliable?
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get a command prompt window (start->run->cmd)
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open the myTcp.txt file, copy all the data <ctl>c
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Hello and welcome to TechSpot.

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Where did you download the drivers from?

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A:Connection status unknown the dependency service or group failed to start

Shot in the Dark

Have you tried running MalwareBytes in safe mode? Do you have an antivirus on your computer? Sometimes Virus' know MBAM so you may want to change the name of the program before you run it.

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It is spelled DVD ROM, DVD RAM or CD/DVD drive. Are both the DVD and the hard drive IDE (Big 40 wire flat cable)? If you can't boot with the DVD drive connected, check to see that both the IDE Hard drive and the IDE DVD drive's jumpers are set in the CS (cable select) position. You can set the IDE hard drive to (M)Master and the IDE DVD drive to (S)Slave. They can not be the same, except when setting to both drives to CS. The giant box is the power supply. You can buy Molex 4-pin to SATA power connectors...
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it looks like a external ip but it still could be internal only.
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A:Failed message

Wow thats alot of system stats, but I'm gonna go for the obvious unfortunately, am I right in saying that Sims 2 is for an older operating system than Windows 7? if so, try compatability mode. I had a similar problem with an older version of a codec being needed, yet I had a newer one, and it wouldnt run the game. As soon as I ticked compatability mode and selected the OS the game was meant for, the games run perfectly.
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I'm not trying to criticize, but it would be helpful if you could phrase your words better with proper spelling and punctuation.

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Is this correct?

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Need to describe What you NEED to do vs what you would like to do.

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Do you have your nvidia card selected as your display adapter? Thats the only thing I can think of? lol sorry if this is a stupid answer.

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A:Nvidia 260.99 graphics driver install failed

Hi Nohone welcome to Techspot,

have you tried doing a rollback on the graphics card? this will hopefully revert your drivers back to the origional setup. You can do this from the hardware setup OR via system restore and re-set your computer BACK to a date before you installed the drivers. This wont effect your personal files but MAY effect any new software you may have installed.

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First check that the 40GB drive, installed in the master position, (far end of the cable), will still boot, if installed by itself on the new cable.

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Uh oh, the thing bluescreens when booting. Booting into safemode doesnt change anything. What the heck happened?

Edit - I have a copy of Hiren's Boot CD -

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See if this might help Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards. Then let us know
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i'll answer your questions in reverse
Is this detrimental to the running of the computer? = NO
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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
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A:Failed to boot, 1 long and 3 short beeps

If you can, I'd suggest getting some more RAM and testing it.. If it's still giving you the 1 long and 2/3 short beeps then it could have blown your motherboard.. < Asus Award Beep Codes

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A:Small Office Network - Modem, Router, Switch

edanfalls said:


I am moving my small business into a new office in a few days and could do with some advice on configuring the network.

There are RJ45 connections in every room which is cool, these all feed into a 48-port patch panel which the last guys left behind.

Every PC on the network needs to be able to access the internet, our storage server and other network attached devices such as printers and faxes.

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you are correct on both points. the issue is where does the DHCP service originate {the router or a Domain Controller[*]}?

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No, the panel is entirely passive and therefore invisible to the network. Active components, eg routers & switches could be factors.
You are at that point of an investment and cudos to you for asking before diving in :wave:

This is the time to create a Gigabyte backbone and use 100mb client access to it (not GBit). This will ensure the whole network gets good service an not single client can dominate it. The sole exception I would make is to use a GB nic in every server system attached.

[*] Instead of using the router to provide DHCP, a better choice is the Domain Controller server (provided you use one ). You can then configure static addresses from one location and set the DHCP range in the same place. DHCP and DNS typically are from the same server, while Exchange and Active Directory are elsewhere.
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Model Number


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