Update For Office 2003 (kb907417) – Error 0x80096004 [Fixed]

Update For Office 2003 (kb907417) – Error 0x80096004 [Fixed]

Are you facing any issue while trying to update the Office 2003? Error 0x800960043 is the main reason behind this. This error is specific to Windows 8 or 8.1 and Windows 10 because Office 2003 is not compatible with the other version of Windows. 

Corrupted or missing files are the root cause that can trigger this error. Further, if there is an error in the registry entries, you can come up with this issue

Thus, if you are facing any issue at the time of updating the Office 2003, we would suggest you mitigate the problem at the earliest. Because this error can be harmful to the device and removing the corrupted files can help you to prevent adverse conditions. 

Here, we are going to talk about the best methods on how to remove the error. Follow the below-mentioned steps carefully so that you won’t face this issue further. 

2 Easy Methods to Fix The Error 0x80096004

This section consists of two possible methods. These methods are quite easy and simple, so you won’t face any difficulty at the time of implementing them. 

Method 1: Use System File Checker

A System File Checker tool is used for detecting the corrupted or missing files. Besides, SFC helps to restore the corrupted files with the new ones. 

So, if there are corrupted files in the device which is restraining the update process, we would recommend that you remove those files from the device. To remove such files you need to run SFC and for that, you have to do the following steps:

  • First, go to the Start button. Write “Command Prompt” in the Start search box.
  • Now, right-click on the Command Prompt window and then choose the “Run as Administrator” option from the drop-down menu. 
  • In the Command Prompt window, write the “sfc/scannow” command and hit the Enter button to run the command. 

The SFC tool now starts to scan the corrupted files and replace those corrupted files with a fresh copy of files. You will now be able to update the Office 2003. If not, then go to the next method to solve the matter. 

Method 2: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

Troubleshooting helps to fix all the Windows Update problems. If you are still facing the error, we would suggest that you follow this method to resolve it.

In this section, we are going to talk about how to use the troubleshooter tool in Windows 10, 7 and 8. To perform this method in Windows 10, you have to do the following steps:

Windows 10:

  • First, go to the Start button. In the Start search box, write “Control Panel”.
  • Hit the Enter button. This will open the Control Panel window.
  • In the Control Panel window, search for the “Troubleshooting” option and click on it.
  • Now, choose the “View all” option and check the list of available troubleshooters. 
  • Click on the “Fix Windows Update problems” from the available list in the “System and Security” section from the results.
  • Now, go to the “Advanced” option and click on it. 
  • Then, click on the “Run as Administrator” option. This will help you to run the troubleshooting as an administrator. 
  • Click on “Next” to start the troubleshooting Windows update problems.

Now, restart the device and check if you are facing the issue in Windows 10. 

Windows 7 and 8:

If you are a Windows 7 and 8 user, you have to perform slightly different steps for troubleshooting. Follow the below-mentioned steps: 

  • Go to the Start button. In the Start search box, write “Control Panel”.
  • Hit the Enter button. This will open the Control Panel window. 
  • In the Control Panel window, search for the “System and Security” section and then click on it.
  • From there, tap on the “Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems” option.

Note: If you are a Windows 7 user, you have to choose the “Find and Fix Problems” option instead.

  • Tap on “View all” option and Now. This will show you a list of troubleshooting problems will appear on the screen. 
  • Choose the “Windows Update” option from the list. Now, tap on “Next” to start the troubleshooting.
  • Now, click on the” Advanced” option from troubleshoot windows and uncheck the “Apply Repairs Automatically” option. 
  • Tap on “Next” to complete this process.

Perform these steps carefully to avoid such errors in the near future. You will be able to solve the matter by implementing this method.

Concluding Remarks

We have just discussed the possible ways regarding the update for Office 2003 kb907417 error 0x80096004. We hope you find this article worth reading. Let us know if this article helped you to fix the updating issue in Office 2003.