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Error code 30174-4 when installing Office

Error code 30174-4 when installing Office

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Error code 30174-4 when installing Office

How to fix Error code 30174-4 when installing Office

“Error code 30174-4 when installing Office” occurs when our antivirus software, firewall, proxy settings, connection or third party software prevent us from installing Office. We might see this error prompt during office installation process.

Causes of "Error code 30174-4 when installing Office"

Error “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office” while installing office occurs due to Network Collaboration, Antivirus Software, Firewall, Proxy settings, Connection, Third Party Software Conflicts or Registry Corruption.

Resolution of "Error code 30174-4 when installing Office"

We have made a list of resolution which we can try to fix the Error “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office”. We have listed the solutions in order to resolve the error.
Performing the below-mentioned solutions and workaround help us to resolve the error “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office” in Microsoft Office.

1. Install Office using the Office Offline Installer

The Office offline installer may help in bypassing the potential firewall, proxy, antivirus, or Internet connection issues that might occur during an Office 2016 installation as we will be downloading the Offline installer ISO file to install office.

Steps to Download Office Offline Installer File

Please visit www.office.com/myaccount to download the office offline installer. We need to make sure that we are using the same account which is associated with our copy of office.

If we are not signed in with the Microsoft account associated with our copy of Office, we need to sign in now. If we are signed in with a different account, we need to sign out from that account and sign in again with the correct Microsoft account.

Microsoft Office My Account Page
Language and Other Install Options

Once we logged in, we will find My Office Account Homepage with your subscription account information and the place we normally go to download the standard online Office installer.

  • From the My Office Account Home page, click the Install button.
  • From the Install page, click “Language, 32/64-bit, and other install options.
  • Language and Install OptionsThis is the section from where we can manually select to download Office in Language other than Operating System Configured language. We can also opt for the 64-bit version of office instead of normal 32 bit.Offline Installer
    • From the Office Installer section, select desired language and click on Download offline installer.
Download Offline Installer

The Office offline installer file will start downloading. Once office file will be downloaded, try installing Office using this file.

2. Install Office using a Wired Connection

Consider using a wired connection to connect to the Internet, if you are using a wireless connection. Plug in the Ethernet cable to your device and try installing Office again.

3. Install Office using a different Internet Connection or from different location

Consider connecting with a different internet connection as the network may be limited in a way that it won’t allow Office to install. If you are trying to install Office at School or Work, consider connecting your device with a different Internet connection at your Home, Public Place, Friend’s place or to a Wireless hotspot and then try to install Office again.

4. Turn off proxy settings temporarily

Proxy Settings enabled on your computer may affect the Microsoft Office installation and may throw “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office”.
If you use your device at home, school and at work, consider turning off the proxy settings in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari before you install Office.
Please follow the below-mentioned steps to turn off proxy settings in different browsers.

Disable Proxy Settings in Google Chrome

  • Open the Customize and Control Google Chrome menu by clicking on the three-dots icon at the top right of Google Chrome, select Settings on the menu. Click on Advanced Option from the Bottom if listed or find System and finally click on Open proxy settings.
  • Click on Connections from the top menu and then click on LAN Settings.
  • Deselect the checkbox for Use a proxy server for your LAN.
  • Click Ok.
Internet Properties
LAN Settings

Disable Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer

  • Open the Internet Options by clicking on the Gear Icon icon at the top right of Internet Explorer or Click on Tools and then select Internet Options.
  • Click on Connections from the top menu and then click on LAN Settings.
  • Deselect the checkbox for Use a proxy server for your LAN.
  • Click Ok.

Disable Proxy Settings in Mozilla Firefox

  • Open the Options by clicking on the three-bar Icon icon at the top right of Mozilla Firefox or Click on Tools and then select Options.
  • In Firefox Options, find Network Proxy Section and Click on Settings.
  • In Connection settings dialog box, from Configure Proxy Access to the Internet, Select No Proxy.
  • Click Ok.
Configure Proxy Access
Proxies Safari

Disable Proxy Settings in Safari

  • Open the Preferences by clicking on the Safari menu at the top left of Safari.
  • From the Preferences dialog box, click on Advanced.
  • In Advanced Section, Find Proxies and click on Change Settings.
  • In Network dialog box, Under Select a protocol to configure, uncheck any ticked boxes.
  • Click Ok.

5. Turn off or Disable Antivirus (Security Software) temporarily

Antivirus software may cause the problem with the installation of the Microsoft Office and office installation prompts “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office” during office installation. Antivirus software installed on the computer may conflict with the installation or affect the internet connection or network connections. It also make the network connection to lag, make stream error and socket connection issues.
Consider disabling antivirus software before and during office installation.

6. Turn off or Disable Firewall temporarily

Windows Firewall or Third Party Firewall installed on the computer can cause the problem with the Office installation and it may throw “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office”. Firewall is used to allow and deny internet access to the applications. Due to an exception, it may deny providing access to Office installation.
Consider disabling the firewall on the computer before and during office installation.

  • Open the control panel and select the “System and Security” and then to “Windows Firewall”
  • Then Click on “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off”
  • Select Turn Off Firewall for both public and private networks.

Turn On the firewall once you finished installing the Office.

7. Checking and Re-enabling the Windows Installer Service

Office installation can also be stopped or prompt for the “Error code 30174-4 when installing Office” if Windows Installer service is not running.
Consider Checking and Starting the Windows Installer service from Windows Services.

Start Windows Installer Service

  • Press Windows Key + R to open Run command, type services.msc and click Ok. Or Open Control Panel –>Administrative Tools–>Services
  • Find Windows Installer from the Services box and right-click on Windows Installer and select Properties.
  • From the Windows Installer Properties box, Click on Start from Service status.

Consider installing office after restarting Windows Installer Service.

Windows Installer Service

8. Office Suite Installation in Clean Boot

Office installation can also be interrupted if third-party services are conflicting with the office program which can result in Error code 30174-4.
Consider performing Clean Boot to disable all startup programs and services on the computer. Also, consider disabling unwanted software’s which can conflict with the office suite.

Perform Clean Boot in Windows10, 8.1 and 8

  • Press Windows Key + R to open Run command, type msconfig.msc and click Ok. Or Open Control Panel –>Administrative Tools–>System Configuration
msconfig
System Configuration
  • On the Services tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then tap or click Disable all.
  • On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click Open Task Manager
  • On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable
  • Close Task Manager.
    On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer.

Consider installing office after restarting the device.

Perform Clean Boot in Windows 7

  • Press Windows Key + R to open Run command, type msconfig.msc and click Ok. Or Open Control Panel –>Administrative Tools–>System Configuration
  • On the General tab, click the Selective startup option, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box
  • On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
  • Close Task Manager.
    On the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, tap or click OK, and then restart the computer.

Consider installing office after restarting the device.

System Configuration Windows 7

9. Remove Other Office Versions

Office installation can also be interrupted due to erroneous residual files during the installation or un-installation of previous versions of Microsoft office
Consider removing Microsoft Office versions installed in the device and try to reinstall the Office program.

Uninstall Office from the Control Panel

  • Press Windows Key + R to open Run command, type appwiz.cpl and click Ok. Or Open Control Panel –>Programs
  • Right-click on the Microsoft Office product, and choose Uninstall.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.

Uninstall Office using Microsoft Easy Fix Tool

Try running Microsoft Easy Fix tool to completely remove Office from the device.

Reference: Microsoft Article for uninstalling Office
Consider installing office after restarting the device.

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