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If there isn’t a newer version or if you don’t need to use the COM add-in you can leave it unchecked.
If the Office application doesn’t start, the problem isn’t related to application or COM add-ins.
To put that in perspective, according to Net Applications’ figures, Windows XP is still the third-most popular desktop OS, trailing only Windows 7 (51.9%) and Windows 10 (14.2%).
And there are more PCs running XP than Windows 8.1 (9.6%), and all versions of Mac OS X combined (7.8%).
If the Office application starts, there’s a problem with the add-in you unchecked.
We recommend you visit the company website for the add-in to check for an updated version you can install.
To ensure the application is in Safe Mode, check the title bar: The other way to get to Safe Mode is by using the /safe command line.
This depends on which version of Windows you're using.
It’s important to make sure that Office is fully up-to-date.If all add-ins are unchecked and you still can’t open your Office application, follow these steps to uncheck the COM add-ins one by one: If the Office application starts, the COM add-in you unchecked is causing the problem.