Simple Ways to troubleshoot Microsoft Office Error code 1706

by Kaylee Smith I m Digital Marketer

Microsoft Error Code 1706 when trying to update or install MS office 365 is due to the errors in network connection, insufficient space allocations, internal registry conflicts, and pre-set proxy or firewall rules. Especially MS office is a now an unavoidable component of our day to day life such as universities, schools, organisations, business, and researches. So solving MS Office program error has a crucial-role in our hassle free computing.

The important features causing MS Office Error code 1706 are

  • Disk space error.
  • Streaming connectivity error.
  • Registry corruptions.
  • System files corruptions.
  • Multiple copies installed
  • Firewall rules

Steps to resolve MS office Error code 1706 are described below

SFC scan

System file checker is a pre-installed window utility service which enables the windows individuals to scan and fix damaged or corruptions in windows system files. The SFC scan will identify the damage or corrupted files and restore or repair the particular file from cached copies of system files located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Steps to execute SFC scan to fix Error code 1706

  • Firstly, ensure that the computer date and time is correct.
  • Open the command prompt with administrator privileges.
  • Enter sfc/scannow and then click on the option of enter.
  • Do not close the Scan window until it is 100% complete.
  • Once the scan is done, start installation/update to check whether Error code 1706 is fixed.

Disable firewall to resolve MS Office Error code 1706

You might face Error code 1706 if the firewall on the device block the MS Office installation or update due to security reasons. In order to bypass the MS Office Error code 1706 we need to disable the firewall temporarily to install/update the MS Office product.

Steps to disable windows firewall:

  • Go to the control panel
  • Click on the option of system and security
  • Open the Windows Firewall
  • Click on the option of turn windows firewall ON or OFF
  • Choose Turn OFF windows firewall and then click on the option of OK
  • Finally, start installation/update to check whether Error code 1706 is secure.

Perform disk clean up to fix Error code 1706

Disk space error or low disk space on your computer may also case Error code1706 while updating/installing Microsoft Office 365 or 2016.

Follow the steps to accomplish disk clean up:

  • Go to the control panel
  • Click on the option of system and security
  • Choose the option of Administrative tools
  • Open the Disk clean up
  • Once the disk clean up box is opened, choose the option of  C Drive and click OK.
  • Check the folders to be cleaned and click OK.
  • Once Disk clean up finished cleaning, start installation/update to check whether Error code 1706 is fixed.

Registry repair to fix Error code 1706

You might also face the Error code 1706 due to binary data error or registry corruptions. These registry errors need repair for a proper installation of MS office 365 on you device

Steps to fix registry errors:

  • Go to the Registry editor with administrator privilege
  • Delete the following subsidiary keys in Office foldersand also delete sub folders such as Word, Outlook, Excel, Power point
  • Delete Licenceservers key and LicenceServerRedirection key.
  • Once the damaged or corrupted keys are deleted, start installation/update to check whether Error code 1706 is fixed.

Complete the removal and reinstall of MS Office 365 to resolve Error code 1706

The multiple copies or pre-installed of MS Office program on computer may block the installation of MS Office program with Error code 1706. In the case of duplicate copies of MS office program it is recommended to remove the MS Office program on your device completely to install the Microsoft Office 365.

Steps to eliminate the older version of MS Office

  • Go to the control panel and then navigate to programs and features
  • Check for MS Office in the installed list.
  • Click and uninstall the MS Office from the listed applications.
  • Once the software/program is removed completely, start installation/update to check whether Error code 1706 is fixed.

Kaylee Smith is a self-professed security expert; She has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, malware, social engineering, Games,internet and new media. She writes for MS-Office products at or .


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