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.


  1. mat

    i have tried it…but it is not working

  2. ^^ Strange! It worked here. Well, you can use following fixit to erase previous Office edition entries if any on your system:

    Hope this helps 🙂

  3. Mohammad

    Thanks so much – this worked really well!!!

  4. ^^ Glad to hear that 🙂

  5. Dhyana Chetty

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much man (: It worked!!! 🙂

  6. Louis

    I have tried with system ninja but it’s not working. It is said that the componant you are trying to use is on an unavailable network resource. Then it is said find another access path to a folder containing the installation package ‘SSPPRedist64.msi’
    I have tried everything..

  7. berno

    Nice!, very usefull tool

  8. ^^ Glad to hear it helped 🙂

  9. Lukas Kravec

    it is not working in my pc…i tried system ninja, i tried “fixit” from microsoft..nothing…i tried also registry editor and i found that office 15 but there was nothing usefull to remove this sh*t from my pc

  10. Travis Weaks

    All u do is under the search option in ninja search office. Then u will have three files uninstall and wala.. Worked for me after i did this hope this helps

  11. Choice Ekpekurede

    Thanks! You just saved my life! System Ninja got that SOB (Click-to-Run) taken care off!

  12. ^^ Glad we could help 😀

  13. matambaka

    i’ve also tried that but still it’s there. what i did next was to install again office360 which i still have the setup (you can download it’s free trial on microsoft website) the after it’s installed i opened again the system ninja then checked the box beside microsoft office and the office 15 click-to-run licensing extension then clicked uninstall programs then a window popped that only installed ones were the only ones that can be done by that. then boom the click-to-run extension was nowhwere to be seen on the list and i tried to install office 2013 and it was succesful 🙂 hope this helps.

  14. Randy

    It worked perfectly and quickly. Thanks so much.

  15. Pluvrr

    Thanks so much ninja system worked perfect!

  16. Evan

    This worked for me, too. Thank you!

  17. clovis

    thanks it worked fine!

  18. CArl

    great man u are awesome it worked perfectly well

  19. roger sittnikow

    You rock! Worked great!

  20. deep1224

    it worked!! thanks a lot. 🙂

  21. ^^ Glad we could help! 🙂

  22. Eric Bartholomew

    Nothing is working. I’ve tried everything, uninstalling then reinstalling. DL’d the Ninja…says it’s uninstalled and doesn’t show up. Yet when I download Windows Office again, I get the same error message. Now, I’m looking at Sales Ninja for that to reappear/be there and it’s not there….?
    What other option do I have when it says I don’t even have it?

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