Microsoft Office 2010 error "2908" is a common error faced by users while installing Microsoft Office 2010. When this error occurs, your system is unable to register a particular component of Microsoft Office installation. The error "Could not register component" can also occur. This error may occur due to various reasons including faulty registry settings, too many tasks and services running in the background and others. In this article you will get to know about some useful steps that you can take to resolve the issues related to the error "2908."
Find below the step-by-step guidelines to resolve the Microsoft Office 2010 "2908" error:
Run Scanreg / Fix command to fix the registry issues
Most often the error "2908" is caused due to incorrect or corrupt registry entries. So the first step to resolve the error is to remove the incorrect registry entries. While doing that you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
• Navigate through Start >> All Programs >> Accessories
• Right click on the 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run as Administrator' option
• Now type the 'Scanreg / Fix' command and press 'Enter'
• Restart your computer. This way you can fix the registry issues responsible for "2908" error.
Log in from a different user profile to run the setup
If the user profile with which you have currently logged in is not allowing you to run the setup then you can login with a different user profile. You can also log in as administrator to run the setup. So in order to fix the error, you need to log off the current user profile and login again through a different profile and try to run the set up.
Stop unwanted tasks and services running in the background
Microsoft Office error "2908" is sometimes caused by some of the unnecessary tasks and services running in the background. Some of the services need to be stopped to stop the error from occurring. Follow the steps mentioned below to fix this error.
• Click on 'Start' then 'Run'
• Type "msconfig" in the box that appears after you click 'Run'
• Now click on 'Services' tab
• Choose all unwanted services and 'Disable' them.
By disabling the unwanted services you can resolve the issue conveniently.
Use updated driver and current Microsoft .NET Framework version
Ensure that you are using an updated device driver and current Microsoft .NET Framework version because an outdated version may be the one causing the Microsoft Office 2010 error "2908."
Apart from the above mentioned causes, the Microsoft Office 2010 error "2908," may occur due to some other reasons as well. So if you are not able to resolve the issue with the help of the tips stated above considering calling an experienced computer support service provider for instant online tech support.