Sunday, March 6, 2022

Error 30088-26 when updating Office [MS]

If you started an update of Office and received the error message, "Something went wrong..." and error code 30088-26, try the following to fix this issue. We've listed the most common solutions first, so try them in order.

Solution 1 - Repair Office from the Control Panel

The steps to access the repair tool vary depending on your operating system. Choose your operating system from the dropdown list below.

  1. Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and select Apps and Features on the pop-up menu.

    Screenshot of start menu showing Apps and Features
  2. Select the Microsoft Office product you want to repair, and select Modify.

    Note: This will repair the entire Office suite even if it's just one application you want to repair such as Word or Excel. If you have a standalone app installed, then search for that application by name.

  3. In the window How would you like to repair your Office Programs, select Online Repair > Repair to make sure everything gets fixed.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the repair.

  1. Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and select Control Panel from the pop-up menu.

    Options and commands list see after pressing Windows logo key + X
  2. From Category view, under Programs, select Uninstall a program.

  3. Right-click the Microsoft Office product you want to repair, and from the drop-down, select Change.

    Note: If you have a suite such as Microsoft 365 Family, Office Home & Student 2016, or Office Home and Student 2013, search for the suite name, even if it's just a particular application you want to repair such as Word or Excel. If you have a standalone application such as Word or Excel, search for the application name.

  4. In How would you like to repair your Office Programs, select Online Repair to make sure everything gets fixed, and then select Repair.

  5. Follow the remaining instructions on the screen to complete the repair.

  1. Click the Start button Windows 7 Start button > Control Panel.

  2. From Category view, under Programs, select Uninstall a program.

  3. Click the Office product you want to repair, and then click Change.

    Note: If you have a suite such as Microsoft 365 Family, Office Home & Student 2016, or Office Home and Student 2013, search for the suite name, even if it's just a particular application you want to repair such as Word or Excel. If you have a standalone application such as Word or Excel, search for the application name.

  4. In How would you like to repair your Office Programs, select Online Repair to make sure everything gets fixed, and then select Repair.

  5. Follow the remaining instructions on the screen to complete the repair.

Solution 2 - Uninstall and reinstall Office

If repairing Office doesn't resolve this error you may have to completely uninstall and then reinstall Office. Follow the steps below.

Tip: Uninstalling Office only removes the Office applications from your computer, it won't remove any of the files, documents, or workbooks you created using the apps.

  1. Select the button below to download and install the Office uninstall support tool.

    Download

  2. Follow the steps below to download the uninstall support tool according to your browser.

    Tip: The tool may take a few minutes to download and install. After completing the installation, the Uninstall Office products window will open.

    Edge or Chrome

    • In the lower-lower left corner right-click SetupProd_OffScrub.exe > Open.

      Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in a Chrome web browser

    Edge (older) or Internet Explorer

    • At the bottom of the browser window, select Run to launch the SetupProd_OffScrub.exe.

      Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in the Edge or Internet Explorer web browser

    Firefox

    • In the pop-up window, select Save Fileand then from the upper-right browser window, select the downloads arrow > SetupProd_OffScrub.exe.

      Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in a Chrome web browser
  3. Select the version you want to uninstall, and then select Next.

  4. Follow through the remaining screens and when prompted, restart your computer.

    After you restart your computer, the uninstall tool automatically re-opens to complete the final step of the uninstall process. Follow the remaining prompts.

  5. Select the steps for the version of Office you want to install or reinstall. Close the uninstall tool.

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