In this article, we will look at several ways you can fix Error Code 147-0 in Office. There are several reasons for this error, but it mainly occurs if you are unable to open Office or if there is an issue with the Office updating or installation process.
Why do I get the Office Error Code 147-0?
The error occurs when users try to start, update, or remove Microsoft Office. Users cannot access the apps and other Office services because the system seems to be updating, removing, or adding programs. This can be a false notification caused by various issues, and it can be annoying.
Fix Office Error Code 147-0
Suppose you get the Office Error Code 147-0 when updating or removing Microsoft Office or Microsoft 365 on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC. In that case, we recommend that you try the following solutions to fix the problem the right way:
- Restart PC, launch Office and wait and see
- Repair Office or Microsoft 365
- Uninstall and Reinstall Office
Let us look at these solutions one by one.
1] Restart PC, launch Office and wait and see
Before you go to a more complex solution, we recommend starting with simple workarounds. These steps can go a long way toward fixing the Office error.
- Give your system a few minutes, then try to open one of the Office apps.
- Stay connected to the internet, restart your PC and relaunch the Office app.
See if this makes the error go away.
2] Repair Office or Microsoft 365
Repairing Office fixes any issues that may be causing errors with Office. To repair MS Office or Microsoft 365, perform the following steps:
- Open the Windows Settings app by pressing the Windows button + I.
- Go to Apps > Office, and then click the three dots for more options.
- Next, select Modify from the list of options.
- A new wizard will pop up; select Quick Repair or Online Repair to start the process.
- Finally, give your PC time to complete the repair and then restart it to effect the changes.
This should work for you.
3] Uninstall and Reinstall Office
The best way to completely uninstall Microsoft Office is by using the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool, especially if you cannot access or perform anything on the Office app. This tool helps fix Office issues and also lets you completely remove Office and its files. After that, you can reinstall Office or Microsoft 365. Follow the steps below.
- Download the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant from Microsoft.
- Locate and click the setup file to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
- Next, the tool will take you to the uninstallation wizard where you need to select the Office version or Microsoft 365.
- Follow other on-screen directions on the tools wizard to complete the process.
- Once the process is over, reinstall Office and see if the issue is resolved.
NOTE: Uninstalling Office or Microsoft 365 using the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool does not delete documents, files, or any other user data saved on your computer or synced with Office apps.
We hope one of the solutions helps you out.
How do I fix the Office Installation error?
If you get an error while installing or updating Office on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC, fix it by restarting your computer and initiating the process again. If that does work, uninstall Office using the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant, and then try to reinstall Office or Microsoft 365.