Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming that helps you to reduce the time required to install Office. However, it may encounter some problems since you have installed these Windows Installer based Office programs on your computer. You can read this post written by MiniTool to get the methods.
Sometimes your Microsoft Office Click-to-Run installer may encounter some problems such as “We’re sorry, Office Click-to-Run installer encountered a problem because you have these Windows Insatller based Office programs installed on your computer.”
If Microsoft Click-to-Run has a problem and you want to disable it, you can follow the methods below. But before you do that, you should check if Microsoft Office Click-to-Run is installed on your system or not.
You can click the File menu and then click Help and search for the Click-to-Run updates. If you can see Click-to-Run updates, then it is installed on your computer.
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How to Disable Microsoft Office Click-to-Run
Method 1: Disable Click-to-Run from Services
The first method for you is to disable Microsoft Office Click-to-Run from Services. Here is how to do that:
Step 1: Press the Windows key + R key at the same time to open the Run dialogue box. Then type services.msc in the box and click OK.
Step 2: Right-click Microsoft Office ClickToRun Service and select Properties.
Step 3: Then navigate to the General tab, go to Startup type and select Disable.
Step 4: Now, click OK and restart your computer.
Method 2: Download the Office Version that Is Not Click-to-Run
The second method you can try is downloading the Office version that is not Click-to-Run. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Go to the website where you purchased Office and use your Live ID to sign in.
Step 2: Click My account to access your Office downloads.
Step 3: Click download for the suite you purchased and then click Advanced Options.
Step 4: Find the version of Office that is not Microsoft Click-to-Run and does not require the Q: drive. Then you just need to download and install it.
Method 3: Use Control Panel to Disable Microsoft Office Click-to-Run
The third method for you is to use Control Panel to disable Microsoft Office Click-to-Run. Here is the tutorial:
Step 1: Open the Control Panel application and navigate to the Programs and Features section.
Step 2: Right-click Microsoft Office Click-to-Run and click Uninstall/Change. Then click Yes to allow this app to make changes to your device.
Solution 4: Disable Click-to-Run Using Task Manager
The last method is to disable Click-to-Run using Task Manager. You can follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Task Manager and go to the Startup tab.
Step 2: Find Click-to-Run and right-click it to choose Disable.
Step 3: Restart your computer and you have disabled Click-to-Run successfully.
Here is all the information on how to disable Microsoft Office Click-to-Run.
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It is not advisable to uninstall Click-to-Run since it provides update to the Office suite and is an important component of Microsoft Office. However, if you still have your reasons to do that, you can use these useful methods above.