Microsoft error code 3088-1008 (0)

Microsoft error code 3088-1008 (0)

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When trying to install Microsoft Office on your computer, the Office fails to install. Error code 3088-1008 (0) tries to explain the cause of Office installation fails. In general, an error occurred due to corrupt system files and previous installation files not removed properly. Occasionally, when trying to update or check for update Microsoft Office on your computer, the Office fails to update. Usually, error code occurs due to Windows firewall settings, and network proxy settings changed for Microsoft Office. Follow the troubleshooting tips listed below to fix Office error code 3088-1008 (0).

Error message description for error code 3088-1008 (0)

When installation and updates for Microsoft Office fail on your computer, an error code explains the causes with details. We have here mentioned the error message with her details description.

  • Something went wrong- Sorry, We weren’t able to download the Office introduction. If you’d like, you can take a look online or skip it for now.
  • Something went wrong- Sorry, we ran int a problem.
  • Something went wrong- We’re sorry, we couldn’t install Office. Please make sure you are connected to the internet, then retry your installation.

Troubleshooting steps to fix Microsoft Office error code 3088-1008 (0)

The article contains the troubleshooting steps to fix  Office error code when unable to download, install, or updates Office on your computer. Follow the troubleshooting tips listed below to fix Office error code 3088-1008 (0). In general, an error occurred due to corrupt system files and previous installation files not removed properly. Here are some things you can try to resolve error code 3088-1008 (0). We’ve listed the most common solutions first, so try them in order. error code 3088-1008 (0)

Common Causes for Error code 3088-1008 (0)

  1. Antivirus software or firewall might be blocking the Office installation.
  2. Internet connection or proxy settings are preventing from installation Office.
  3. The pre-existing version of an Office suite is blocking the installation.
  4. Incomplete\partial\failed repair\installation\change\removal of a previous Office suite can prevent from installing a newer version.

Follow the steps to troubleshoot the error code 3088-1008 (0)

1- Repair your Microsoft Office apps

Error code 3088-1008 (0) will be fixed when the Office repair tool replaces all corrupt system files. Follow the mentioned below steps to run the repair tool to fix the error.

  1. Open Control panel using Start.
  2. Click on the Programs and features.
  3. Choose the Office product that you want to repair.
  4. Click Change.
  5. Choose Quick Repair and select Repair. If Quick Repair didn’t fix the Office errors, select Online Repair and click on Repair.

Notes: If Office Repair didn’t fix the error, remove and reinstall Microsoft Office suite to fix the error code 3088-1008 (0).

2- Remove your Microsoft Office application

In case if the Office error did not fix even after the Office Repair tool, uninstall Microsoft Office from your computer. Follow the mentioned below steps to uninstall Microsoft Office from your computer.

  1. Open Control panel using Start.
  2. Click on the Programs and features.
  3. Choose the Office product that you want to Uninstall.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Notes: If uninstallation failed or didn’t fix the error, manually uninstall Office from your computer is required to completely fix the Office errors.

3- Steps to remove Office Suite manually from your computer

If the error code 3088-1008 (0) is re-occurring, follow the manually uninstall Office from your computer.

Step 1: Delete Windows installer packages

  1. Find and locate the Office 16 installation folder, typically located in C:\Program Files\.
  2. Select Office 16 folder and click on delete.

Step 2: Delete the Office schedule task files

  1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator using Start.
  2. type the following commands and press Enter after each one:
schtasks.exe /delete /tn “\Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates”
schtasks.exe /delete /tn “\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance”
schtasks.exe /delete /tn “\Microsoft\Office\Office ClickToRun Service Monitor”

Step 3: Use Task Manager to end the Click-to-Run tasks

  1. Open Task Manager using Start.
  2. Click on the Process tab.
  3. Find the following processes if running, select each one, and then click on End Task after selecting each process.
.exe
setup*.exe

Step 4: Delete the Office files

  1. Open Run using Start.
  2. In the Open box, type %ProgramFiles%, and then click OK.
  3. Delete the Microsoft Office 16 folder.
  4. Delete the Microsoft Office folder.
  5. Open the Run dialog box, type %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and then click OK.
  6. Delete the Microsoft Office folder.

Step 5: Delete the Office registry sub keys

  1. Open Registry Editor using Start.
  2. Delete the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\ClickToRun
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppVISV
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office

Step 6: Delete the Start menu shortcuts

  1. Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator using Start.
  2. Type %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, and then press Enter.
  3. Delete the Microsoft Office 2016 Tools folder.

4- Download and Install Microsoft Office Suite

  1. Login to your Microsoft account using email and password.
  2. Click on the Install.
  3. Run the Office installation file from the browser download section.
  4. When you see “You’re good to go”, click All done.

This article contains the troubleshooting steps to fix the error code 3088-1008 (0). If you have reached here after following all the mentioned troubleshooting steps. If the error is still unresolved, you may contact the Help desk for further assistance in troubleshooting the Office error code.