Microsoft Office Error 1052-4 indicates that there is some issue with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook etc).  In this article we have given step by step instructions to resolve the issue. The error 1052-4 generally occurs while installing, opening/launching, updating, uninstalling, removing or while sending/receiving emails.

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The steps given below involves changing system setting and it can damage your PC if the steps are not follow properly. It is highly recommended these steps  should be followed under supervision of an Expert technician. We will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that occurs in the process.

Affected Microsoft Office Versions:

  • Office 365
  • Office 2016
  • Office 2013
  • Office 2010
  • Office 2007

Affected Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10/Windows 10.1
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

Common Error message:

  • “Something went wrong. Error code 1052-4.
  • Something Went Wrong. We Are Sorry But We Are Unable To Start Your Program.please Ensure It Is Not Disabled By The System.Error Code: 1052-4“
  • Microsoft Office Has Encountered A Problem With Licensing And Will Need To Close. If This Problem Persists, Uninstall And Re-Install Your Product – 1052-4“.
  • Something went wrong. Sorry, we ran into a problem. Go online for additional help. Error Code: 1052-4
  • “Could not find the required file, check that the installation source is reachable. Error code 1052-4” while opening/configuring Microsoft Office

Reason for error:

Microsoft Office 1052-4 error can occur due to following reasons:

  1. Internet Connection issue.
  2. Corrupt system data.
  3. Incompatible windows update.

How to Fix Office error code 1052-4:

  • SFC Scan

Open Command Prompt in elevated mode. To open Command prompt in Windows 10, type CMD in search bar (“Ask me anything“) and right click on it and Click on “Run as Administrator“. And in the next window click on Yes.

SFC scan

In command prompt type the following command:

sfc /scannow

sfc scan result

  • Disable Skype/Antivirus

Sometimes Skype and any installed antivirus can conflict with Microsoft office . While installing office disable them. You can enable them once the update is done successfully.

If  Office 1052-4 error still persists even after following the above steps, it means the issue is critical and it should be fixed by manually replacing the update files. It is highly recommended to talk to one of our Support specialist to get the issue resolved.

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Last Updated: 04/24/2015
Solution ID: 91656

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