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My easy way to Fix Error Code 0xc0000142 in Microsoft Office 2019 Pro Plus Retail

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by Moun, Publication Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Well, this error happens about once per day lately since going to Windows 11 Pro, and though the solutions for Microsoft Office quick repair do work, why? What is going on here? So in the past, I would google for a solution and new solution, anything that might shed light on this and nada. Hmmm, I thought.
For me, wait a minute - everything is getting more picky with regards to permissions; I thought it might be a permissions issue, and voila - seems to be..
so I dropped to an administrative command prompt and cd c:\ and did a dir winword.exe /s  to find it if more than one, or just one and found it. (see my troubleshooting notes below).
go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16" directory, and find one of the Office 2019 executable programs, like Excel.exe or Winword.exe and Right Click and Run as Administrator and the application opens, and then from there on, the problem goes away, at least for a day.
ref: https://www.google.com/search?q=office+2019+pro+plus+0xc0000142&oq=office+2019+pro+plus+0xc0000142

below the troubleshooting I did:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

PRODUCT ID: 00413-20016-87849-AA428
SKU ID: 5f472f1e-eb0a-4170-98e2-fb9e7f6ff535
LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019MSDNR_Retail edition
Last 5 characters of installed product key: XXXXXXXX
here -> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16>cd \

C:\>dir winword.exe /s
 Volume in drive C is 1TB NVME
 Volume Serial Number is xxxx-xxxx

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16

12/16/2020  04:03 PM         1,949,488 WINWORD.EXE
               1 File(s)      1,949,488 bytes

     Total Files Listed:
               1 File(s)      1,949,488 bytes
               0 Dir(s)  96,988,278,784 bytes free

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