Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component Error, Can’t Install Office 2013

No doubt, Office 2013 is the best Office edition I have used so far in my work experience. Its simplicity and features are always lovable to me. Well, today I was trying to install this productivity suite on a newly purchased Windows 8 machine but then I came around the issue of “Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component“.

Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component error

Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component Error

We’ve have already posted on how to repair or uninstall Office Click-to-Run. I concluded that if I uninstall the Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility Component; I would be able to install Office 2013. Also if you’re too facing this issue, let me remind you that deleting the Office related registry entries won’t help you either in the case, hence don’t waste your time in doing so. So what is the solution to this problem? Well, according to this thread, I and many others like me facing the issue, found the answer useful:

Cannot install Office 15 or Office 2013

1. First of all get the System Ninja freeware tool.

2. Then after installing the above said utility, go to the System Tools section and then select App Uninstaller, your window should now resemble with the one shown below. In the middle pane where, list of software is being populated, you have to look for Office 15 click-to-run named software having two files with it, selecting it and click the Uninstall Program(s) button.


That’s it!

Once you have done this, you just need to restart your machine and try re-installing Office 2013 or Office 15 – it should work fine by now.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.