MS Word 2016 DLL missing error

Recently a new bug affected MS Word 2016 application across the globe.

This is only affected by machines running on Windows 7

Here’s a quick fix.

  1. Open command prompt window by typing “cmd” on search tab appears when start button is clicked.
  2. copy and paste the code below to that command window and hit “Enter” Key. (Shortcut will not work on cmd window. So, right-click and choose “paste” option from the list)
  3. “C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\officec2rclient.exe” /update user updatetoversion=16.0.9029.2167
  4. You’ll see Microsoft updates window open and be performing necessary changes that may take 15 minutes approx.
  5. When the above window closes you’re done and Word 2016 will perfectly run on your machine again.