The error code 0-1018 (Couldn’t start Office Installation) occurs when an installation already under process. You can’t run the new installation and did not see anything to solve the issue. The following steps describe how to uninstall Office products on a PC laptop and desktop. Simply, you can uninstall any versions of Office from your computer. But sometimes the error code 0-1018 or “Couldn’t start Office Installation” occurs. To uninstall Office 2007 or 2016 follow this article. Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. If that doesn’t work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually.
Simply, you can uninstall any versions of Office from your computer. But sometimes the error code 0-1018 or “Couldn’t start Office Installation” occurs again. After applying this tip, once restart your computer. To uninstall Office 2007 or 2016 follow this article. Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. If that doesn’t work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually.
You may get this error message, or an error message that contains a 0-1018 code when you try to install Office:
We’re sorry, but we could not start your Office installation. Another installation is in progress, please try again later.
Fix Couldn’t Start Office Installation
Completely Uninstall Office 2016 with the easy fix tool
To uninstall Office from your computer, just download the Office easy fix tool according to your Windows. Download Office easy fix tool. Use this easy fix tool to completely uninstall Office from your computer. Then you’ll need to reinstall Office.
- Download Office easy fix tool.
- Install on your computer.
- Run the software and click Yes, remove all Office installations.
- Restart your computer after removing Office.
- Try to install Office again.
This easy fix will remove all Office Apps and settings from your computer. Just remember that it will not remove your saved documents and works. It’s better to read the Office easy fix tool. It explains the problem of uninstalling Office cleanly.
Now, you are ready to restart your computer. After restarting your computer, try to reinstall Office. This time you will not see any error codes related to Office installation problems.
Manually uninstall Office
That is bad if you didn’t remove the office failed installation from your computer with Office easy fix tool. The next step is uninstalling office manually.
IMPORTANT: Before you start, you need to know removing Office manually is a long, complex process and might require that you reinstall the operating system if certain steps are done incorrectly. Read the article manually remove Office.