Error Code 30016 4

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Resolving MS Office Error Code 30016 4

Microsoft office Error code 30016-4 can occur while you are installing, upgrading, launching or even uninstalling the Office 365, Office 2013 and Office 2016. There can be various reasons for this error such as firewall rules, network conflicts, system file error or window installer error.

Here are a few quick steps to help you resolve the error code 30016 4 and work seamlessly with Microsoft Office applications.

  • System File Checking (SFC) Scan:

The advanced mechanism of system file checker helps you check and verify any missing or corrupted files in the OS. Follow the below steps to allow the windows to scan the missing or corrupted files and restore them.

  • Open up the Command Prompt with admin privileges.
  • Type ‘sfc /scannow’ and hit enter.
  • The scan shall begin automatically.

Wait till the scan is finished. Once done, try reinstalling the Office to check for the error 30016 4.

  • Disabling Firewall and Antivirus with an added exception:

This error code may be encountered in case of installing or updating the Microsoft application. In such a case, the firewall and network restrictions could be a cause. Thus, to resolve the issue, you should try disabling your firewall and antivirus temporarily.

    • Disabling the Firewall:
      • Click on Start and open up the Control Panel.
      • Navigate to Windows Firewall.
      • In the left panel, click on the option which says Turn Windows firewall OFF or ON.
      • Turn OFF the Firewall.
      • Once done, check if the error code 30016-4 is fixed. If yes, you can try creating an exception for Microsoft Office programs to avoid any further issues.

    • Adding Exception:
      • Navigate to Windows Firewall.
      • Select Allow an app through firewall.
      • Browse through the list of apps to select the relevant Microsoft application.
    • Disabling the Antivirus: If your system is protected via a third-party antivirus program, you should consider disabling it for the purpose of installing or upgrading the Office. Visit the antivirus vendor’s website to learn more about the process.
  • Rebuilt/Repair Office Registry keys:

The above-mentioned error may also occur in case of registry corruptions or wrong values. Check for these values to ensure that there is no change in the registry files.

    • Search for regedit and run the command.
    • Check for the default values set in
      Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common
      and
      Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1499667035-1142950880-1989581963-1001\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common

    • In case the default key in Office common registry is set to 1 or 0, delete it and click OK.
  • Reinstalling the latest release:

It may be the case that the previous version of the Office is not allowing to install or upgrade into the newer one. In such a scenario, try uninstalling the older version first, then install the new version of Office.

    • Open Control Panel from the Start menu.
    • Select the option Programs and Features.
    • Scroll through the program list and select Microsoft Office.
    • Click on Uninstall.
    • Next, browse through the File Manager and delete any residual files related to Microsoft Office.
    • Once done, try installing the latest release of the Office.

We hope that the above-stated methods would have resolved the error 30016 4. In case the problem still persists, try contacting the official Microsoft customer care for better support.