Windows 10 is like a boat ride on the titanic RRS feed

  • Question

  • So Windows 1803 came out, so new machines i just ordered came pre-loaded with 1803, as a result i cannot get our Microsoft CRM Outlook Client to install.. No matter what i do, the stupid Office 365 X64 does not allow me to install the CRM 2016 x64 client. 

    The errors are simply "Microsoft Outlook is not installed" yet i am able to use outlook and the rest of Microsoft office no issues.. 

    I know this issues existed in the past with Office 365, but there was a work around with uninstalling the software manually, removing a few registry keys, and then it would install fine.. 

    Well that fix doesn't work any more.. 

    Script that used to fix the issues.. 

    schtasks.exe /delete /tn "\Microsoft\Office\Office Automatic Updates"

    schtasks.exe /delete /tn "\Microsoft\Office\Office Subscription Maintenance"

    schtasks.exe /delete /tn "\Microsoft\Office\Office ClickToRun Service Monitor"

    schtasks.exe /delete /tn "\Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn2016"

    schtasks.exe /delete /tn "\Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack2016"

    Taskkill /IM OfficeClickToRun.exe /F
    Taskkill /IM OfficeC2RClient.exe /F
    Taskkill /IM AppVShNotify.exe /F
    Taskkill /IM setup*.exe /F

    sc delete ClickToRunSvc

    CD %ProgramFiles%

    Del "Microsoft Office 16" /F 
    del "Microsoft Office 15" /F
    del "Microsoft office" /F


    cd %ProgramFiles(x86)%

    del "Microsoft Office" /F

    cd %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared 

    del "ClickToRun" /f

    cd %ProgramData%\Microsoft
    del "ClicktoRun" /F

    cd %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Office

    del "Clicktorunpackagelocker" /F

    cd %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    del "Microsoft Office 2016 Tools" /F
    del "Microsoft Office" /F

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008F-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008C-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-007E-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008C-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008C-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-007E-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008C-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}

    MsiExec.exe /X{90160000-008C-0409-1000-0000000FF1CE}

    This no longer works.. 

    Other possible solutions in the past were to manually remove the software in CCleaner as the uninstaller in Windows 10 is junk.. 

    I am getting to the point that i am going to upgrade all these machines to windows 7 and 8.1 and just toss my Windows 10 Licenses in the Software storage locker at the bottom of a garbage truck.. 

    Come on Microsoft Get it together.. 

    Signed MAC and Linux keep looking better.. 



    Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:27 PM


  • Edit.. Finally figured it out after nearly 3 hours.. This is a result of Microsoft's buggy garbage software as usual.. 


    1. Use 30-40 4 letter words while looking at the same problem.. 

    2. Use the Microsoft Software uninstallation tool called "MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta.diagcab"


    3. Use the program to not uninstall the Office tools, that say they are installed correctly, but rather uninstall an application simply called "Name Not Available" This uninstallation will fail, and that means it is working correctly "Of course it does".. 

    4. Reinstall your office application

    5. Install CRM 2016 x64 client on your office 365 software. 

    6. Update your Microsoft ticket on the information.. and maybe one of them can actually fix this garbage.. 


    Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:57 PM