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Windows 7: "Do you want to allow the following program to make cha


26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
"Do you want to allow the following program to make cha

I have read about this message, but have not seen any options except turning off UAC. I am looking for why, in my stuation it is occuring.

The problem just started yesterday, never occurring before.

Everytime I start Microsoft Word(Office 2007), I get the pop-up asking if Microsoft Word can make changes to the hard drive. (program name:Microsoft Word, Verified Publisher is Microsoft). If I click N0 - Word will not open. If I click Yes, word will function. If I close Word and re-open, the same message pops up again.

Do I have to live with this forever, everytime I use Word? Why did it start all of the sudden when it never did in the past?

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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.

Not quite sure, is it up to date?
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26 Feb 2010   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Perhaps it occurred by an update, or it may be a virus issue.
First , scan your system with your antivirus. If it is ok, then try to find out if there is any new update in ms office, and uninstall it. But the easiest way, (though I should not recommend it to you) is to reinstall ms office.
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26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Everything is up-to-date. This is a new computer with Windows 7, all updates downloaded, and new Office 2007 loaded.
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26 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

So this started after you installed office 2007? I mean you never were able to run word 2007 without this happening?

My guess is that word 2007 is modifying the registry or some other location that was not "protected" in 2007 but is now. You can either uninstall office and reinstall "as Administrator" which may fix it, or set the icon for wor to run "As Administrator" and that might do it as well.
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26 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

office 2007 was installed when the computer was new, about 2 months ago. Never had any problems until yesterday. Now I cannot open Word without the message
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26 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ah ok :/

Did you install anything inthe mean time? If so you could try going back to a restore point before the install and se if that works.

But other than that terribly generic advice I got nuthin else.
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26 Feb 2010   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by P2R4K9 View Post
office 2007 was installed when the computer was new, about 2 months ago. Never had any problems until yesterday. Now I cannot open Word without the message
Can you open other MS Office 2007 progs OK? Have you tried the earlier suggestion of right clicking on the Office or Word Icon and choosing "Run as administrator"?
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26 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Word is the only program that generates this message. I have tried running as Administrator as suggested with no change in behavior.
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26 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Does your Documents folder suddenly have a lock on it? Maybe taking ownership of the Documents folder will change the behavior back.
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