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Windows 10 17661.1001 - Office 2016 - The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000142)

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Chris Carrillo
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After installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 17661.1001 I am no longer able to launch any of my MS Office 2016 applications.

 

The error I get is "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000142)"

 

This happens for all applications (Outlook 2016, Word 2016, Excel 2016, etc)

 

I have tried uninstalling office and re-installing. I have tried repairing offline and online. Nothing seems to fix it.

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I am having the same problem... Have you found any solutions for it?

No solutions yet.  I have upgraded Windows to version 17672.1000, and tried uninstalling and re-installing Office 2016 (64-bit) completely again.  No luck.  All office applications still say "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000142)" on launch.

 

I tried installing the 32-bit version of Office as well; that did not work either. 

Microsoft, I'm completely out of luck here.  Is my only choice to start over and completely reinstall Windows?

 

 

 

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