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Windows 7: Office 2010 - Configuration progress

04 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 8 Pro


My honest advice...You're going to see the best performance with your Office suite just going the clean install route. Too much is left behind by simply uninstalling a previous version. I've read comments about at least a few thousand registry entries just laying around after an Office uninstall.

If you want to go this route... You can set yourself up for any future re-installs as quickly and painless as possible.

1. Re-install Windows.

2. Before you install anything at all, make an image of your Windows installation. (This will be your vanilla image. If you have any future updates in software, you can revert back to this clean image in alot less time then re-installing Windows manually. You can reload a fresh image in roughly 10 minutes.)

3. Install your latest drivers, followed by Windows Updates. Install all of your software as you need it. This takes the pressure off of trying to get it all done in a day and, can actually be quite cruisy.

4. After you get all your software installed, make another image. This will be your current image to fall back on in case of an emergency. (If you're using the Windows System Image Tool, don't forget to rename the previous folder your vanilla image is contained in. If you don't, this image will just simply replace the first image. You really don't want that to happen.)

Using this method, I was able to install Office 2010 on a fresh installation of Windows 7 in about 20 minutes. All my other software was loaded up within the hour.

I know this seems a bit daunting, but it's really not that bad. Hopefully you consider getting a similar back up otion in place. It will save you a good bit of time on your next install.

Here's a tutorial on system imaging.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup[2]=Backup Restore

System Image Recovery[2]=Backup Restore

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18 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I'm having the same issue. In my case office 2010 was the only version of Office ever on the PC and it has been working fine since July. Last week when I open Word or Excel I get Excel saying: "One of your object libraries (I) is missing or damaged. Please run setup to install it" Then Config runs and excel is fine. In Word the config setup program just starts on its own. IF I cancel either or let the config run bot applications run fine. Also, If I run Excel or Word in safe model they both run with out this issue.
All the othe Office 2010 applications run fine with out issue: Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint , etc.

I have totally de-installed Office 2010 and that did not help. I just completed Win 7 SP1 upgrade and that did not help. I really don't want to re-image the whole system over this. There must be a way to fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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19 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hello Tuzz, welcome to the forum. :)

It would be preferable if you could begin a new thread with your problem. Then we can try to help.
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23 Jul 2011   #14

Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit
MS Office Programs Keep Reinstalling

The best answer that I found was to go to "Program Files", "Microsoft Office", "Office 14",
then find the icons for the programs you use the most and drag them to the desktop as "shortcuts." Worked perfectly for me!
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