How to Repair the “Operating System is Not Presently Configured to Run this Application” Error Message in Windows PC

If you have recently upgraded and are trying to create a new user profile for Microsoft Office, you may get the error message “The operating system is not configured to run this application” when trying to access Microsoft Office and its applications.

So, without wasting any time, let’s see how you can fix this error by following the troubleshooting steps below.

What is the reason for “The operating system is not currently configured to run this application” issue?

  • Expired drivers
  • Incorrect application
  • Outdated Windows operating system
  • Unwanted data storage
  • Corrupted system files

How to resolve the “The operating system is not currently configured to run this application” problem?

Perform an SFC scan
Restore the registry files

  1. Type Command Prompt in the search bar and right-click to select Run as administrator.
  2. Type the following cmd command and press Enter.
    sfc /scannow
  3. Once the scan is 100% complete, you can check the scan results to see if any errors were found.
  4. If some errors are found, you can run the SFC command several times to fix them.

Running Windows Update

  1. Open the Run window, type control update, and click OK to open Windows Update.
  2. Then click Check for updates and follow the on-screen prompts to install pending updates.
  3. Then reboot your system and check to see if the bug was fixed.

Reinstalling Microsoft Office

  1. Uninstall Microsoft Office through the Control Panel.
  2. Go to the official Microsoft website to download Microsoft Office.
  3. Install Microsoft Office, then restart your computer.

Restore the Microsoft Office installation

  1. Press the Windows and R keys at the same time to open Run.
  2. Then type appwiz.CPL and click OK.
  3. Scroll down to find the Microsoft Office program, click it, and then click Edit.
  4. Select Full Restore or Online Restore and wait for the restore process to complete.
  5. Once the recovery is complete, restart your computer and run the Microsoft Office application to see if the error persists.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Run a Windows update.
  2. Restore the Microsoft Office installation.
  3. Restore the file registry.
  4. Run the Microsoft Office Diagnostics program.
  5. Reinstall Microsoft Office.
  6. Run the program in compatibility mode.
  7. Update the drivers.

  1. Swipe from the right edge of the screen, click Settings and then click Change PC settings.
  2. Tap or click Update and Restore, then Restore.
  3. Under Uninstall All and reinstall Windows, tap or click First Steps.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  1. Change the boot order of your computer.
  2. Set the CD, DVD, or floppy drive as the first boot device if you are trying to boot from a floppy disk.
  3. Set the USB flash drive as the first boot device if you are trying to boot from a USB flash drive.
  4. Save the changed settings and exit the BIOS.