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Repair Office and PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn how to repair Office and PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

OS: Windows XP and higher






Microsoft Office 2010 was released on June 15, 2010. It is the successor of the previous version, Office 2007 and among the most used programs across the globe. However, after using the Office 2010 programs such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel repeatedly, there may be times when these Office 2010 applications face some serious issues such as crashes, corrupted files, etc. And in some scenarios you may not be able to run any Office 2010 application. At this state of time you may wish to perform some magical process that will resolve the issue.

Fortunately there is an easy way to resolve these issues and it's called a Repair installation. In this tutorial we explain how this task can be performed.

Tip: Additionally you can also rename or delete your PCB file for PowerPoint 2010 to counter problems with error messages related to add-ins or customizations when PowerPoint is loading.

Running a Repair Installation

Note: Close all Office programs before performing the Repair installation process.
  1. Launch the Run dialog box in Windows, and type in "control appwiz.cpl" without the quotes, as shown in Figure 1, below. Then click the OK button.
  2. Run dialog box
    Figure 1: Run dialog box
  3. This will launch the Programs and Features window, as shown in Figure 2, below. Your interface may look a little different based upon which version of Windows you are using but the general process still remains the same.
  4. Programs and Features window
    Figure 2: Programs and Features window
  5. Within the list of programs, locate your Office 2010 version. This may differ on different systems, for instance our version of Office 2010 is called Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. Choose your version of Office 2010, and then click the Change button as shown in Figure 3, below.
  6. Change button
    Figure 3: Change button
  7. Now a setup window appears, as shown in Figure 4, below. Select the Repair radio button and click the Continue button.
  8. Setup window
    Figure 4: Setup window
  9. The Repair process will begin and may take several minutes depending upon your system's configuration. You may need your installation media, but most of the time this is not required – but you never know! Once the process is completed, you will find a confirmation message as shown in Figure 5 below.
  10. Confirmation message
    Figure 5: Confirmation message
  11. Click the Close button to complete the Repair process.
  12. A reboot dialog will appear in order to complete the process. Click Yes as shown in Figure 6 below.
  13. System reboot required
    Figure 6: System reboot required

See Also:

Repair Office and PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

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