Couldn’t stream Office while installing Microsoft Office 365/2016

Couldn’t stream Office while trying to install Microsoft office in our computer is due to some internal conflicts happens in the basic windows installer registry keys or due to some erroneous changes made in the proxy level. The below steps contains  the troubleshooting steps to Couldn’t stream Office.

Steps To Fix Couldn’t stream Office

Performing the below steps given in the article in exact order will help you in fix Couldn’t stream Office code in Microsoft office.

Step-1: Disable Proxy

The proxy setting enabled on your internet connection may also affect the installation of Microsoft office and pops the Couldn’t stream Office while installing office from the online setup.

Disabling the proxy settings temporarily will help us in resolving the issues with error message such as “couldn’t stream”, execution and registry error.

Follow the steps to disable Proxy settings:

  1. Press windows key and R key
  2. Type “inetcpl.cpl
  3. In internet properties tap on connection
  4. Select LAN settings
  5. Uncheck the proxy settings
  6. Click Apply and OK
  7. Try installing Microsoft Office again

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Step-2: Registration of Dll dependencies

Due to some errors or missing in the dll (dynamic link library) files associated with the Office program, the Microsoft office program may not be able to launch displaying the error “Couldn’t stream Office”. The below steps will help us to find the corrupted dll files and thereby to resolve the corruptions to fix the issues with the installation of Office.

To register dll dependencies:

  1. Press Windows key + R to open the run command.
  2. Type “regsvr32 office start.dll
  3. Press “enter

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Step-3: Disk Clean Up

The temporary files in your computer may also blocks the extraction and installation of new Office program files. It may throw Error code “Couldn’t stream Office” while installing Office 2013, office 365 and office 2016 due to the temporary left over files. Disk clean up is an another way to Fix Couldn’t stream Office

Perform a disk clean up to remove the temporary files in the computer and then try installing the office program. Here are the steps to perform a successful disc clean up in the computer.

Follow the steps to perform disk clean up:

  1. Press Windows key + R
  2. Type “clean mgr” in the run command box
  3. Select Drive C
  4. Select the temporary file folders listed in the disk clean up box
  5. Click Ok to proceed and clean up the temporary files

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Step-4: How to download and install Microsoft Office

After performing the above steps, you will be able to install the MS Office in your computer without any hassles. The below given are some simple steps to download and install Microsoft Office from a Microsoft Office account.


Sign in to Microsoft Account.

  1. Open the web browser in the computer.
  2. Enter the url as”” in the address bar and press enter.
  3. Enter the log in credentials of Microsoft Office account in the columns provided.
  4. Click on “sign in” option where you will be redirected to your personal Microsoft Account page.

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Download Office

  1. You will be able to see the purchased Microsoft Office version in your Microsoft Office account page.
  2. Click on “Install” button under the Microsoft office suit that you have already purchased.
  3. The Microsoft office suit will now start downloading.

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Installing Microsoft office

  1. Once the download is completed, look for the downloaded set up file of Microsoft Office in “Downloads” folder in your computer.
  2. Double click the set up file which initiates the installation of Microsoft office in your computer.
  3. Select the “recommended settings” options to continue the installation when prompted.
  4. Wait till the installation gets completed successfully.
  5. Click on “done” or “finish” button to start using your newly installed Microsoft office.

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