Error code 0-1018 (0), 12152-4, 12007-4, or 12002-4 when Installing Office

The main reason behind the occurrence of Error Codes 0-1018 (0), 12152-4, 12007-4, or 12002-4 might be due to some serious corruptions in the basic windows installer files associated with the Microsoft office program (MS Office).


Some of the most recommended steps to fix these issues are as follows.

Step-1. How to fix Error code 0-1018 (0) in Office Installation

Checking and re-enabling the Windows Installer file settings


  1. Press “ + R ” to open the run command.
  2. In the run command box, type “services.msc”.
  3. Right click on the “windows installer” file from the list and click on “properties”.
  4. Enable Windows installer action by clicking on “start” option available.
  5. Try installing Office program now.


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 codes 0-1018 (0), 12152-4, 12007-4, or 12002-4.


To register dll dependencies:

  1. Press “  + R ” to open the run command.
  2. Type “regsvr32 office start.dll”
  3. Press “enter”
  4. Then install Office program.


System File Checker method


  1. Press “ + R ” to open the run command
  2. Type “cmd” to open the command prompt
  3. Type “sfc –scannow” in the available command prompt window
  4. Wait till the scan automatically detects and resolve the errors and corruptions in the basic file system which can cause the errors 0-1018 (0), 12152-4, 12007-4, or 12002-4 during the installation of Microsoft Office.
  5. And then try installing office setup.


Complete removal and re installation of Microsoft Office

The erroneous residual files during the installation or uninstall of previous versions of Microsoft office in the computer can cause the Error Code 0-1018 (0), 12152-4, 12007-4, or 12002-4.

So, if the issue persists after performing the above steps, uninstall and re-installation of the Microsoft Office program may help to resolve the issues.

  1. Press “+ R ” to open the rum command
  2. Type “appwiz.cpl” in the available window
  3. Select Microsoft office under installed program list
  4. Click on “uninstall/change” to remove the Microsoft office completely
  5. Reinstall Microsoft office after complete removal of the program.

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