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Windows 7: Office 2007 keeps configuring itself over and again

01 Apr 2014   #1
Sebastian42

Win7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Office 2007 keeps configuring itself over and again

I have used Office without any hassle for several years in Win7, but recently I re-arranged the content of the hard drive so that downloads would go into a separate partition. Since then, when I want to open a WORD or EXCEL file, there is minutes of delay while Office 'configures' itself. How can I restore proper functioning ?


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01 Apr 2014   #2
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The thread in the following link might help and is worth a look through:
Microsoft office 2007 configures everytime I start it - Microsoft Community

This quote is from answer number 4:
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1. Go to the folder where the "setup.exe" file is. It'll be in either "Program files" or "Program Files (x86)

2. Keep going until you get to the OFFICE12 folder, and you'll eventually find the "setup.exe" file.

(This would probably work for Office 2010 if the same issue exists there too (but in the OFFICE14 folder).
You've already installed the program, and hopefully have the original zip file you downloaded or the original CD, so the worst that can happen here is a re-install, and it already doesn't work properly, so there's no down side here. If you need to, make a copy of your original download file. Plus, you've already used the setup file; you don't need it to run any of the Office programs.)

3. Rename the "setup.exe" file "setup.old." That's it. I almost fell over when I opened Word and Excel without waiting.
Please let us know how you get on.
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01 Apr 2014   #3
Sebastian42

Win7 Ultimate x32
 
 

"Please let us know how you get on."
I found another lead, and although I could not follow it, I fashioned the following successful procedure out of it :
the remedy for WORD is to open Registry and go to
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options
Click in the right pane to trigger a display of 'new'
click on that and then click on DWORD (32bit) Value
Substitute NOReReg for the highlit 'New value #1'
Right-click NoReReg; select Modify and the change the highlit '0' to '1'; click OK

The same can be done for Excel, but there is a complication, and I've not had enough time yet to decide whether Excel needs another post.

Thank you.
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02 Apr 2014   #4
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the feedback.

Just one thing I would add - if anyone decides to make any changes to the registry, please ensure that you make a secure registry backup before you begin:
Back up the registry - Microsoft Windows Help
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02 Apr 2014   #5
Sebastian42

Win7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Irene
I would not dream of altering the registry unless I knew it was safe and effective. So I first made a clone, and tried the registry edit out on it. Only after I saw that the result was satisfactory, did I apply the edit to my 'main' system.
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03 Apr 2014   #6
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sebastian42 View Post
I would not dream of altering the registry unless I knew it was safe and effective. So I first made a clone, and tried the registry edit out on it. Only after I saw that the result was satisfactory, did I apply the edit to my 'main' system.
Perfect process.

My previous post was just in case anyone came looking for help with the same problem, but was not familiar with the safe way to approach a registry change.
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