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Office 2007 keeps configuring itself over and again

by 42Sebastian / March 31, 2014 10:04 PM PDT

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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Re: Office 2007 always configures
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 31, 2014 10:12 PM PDT

Seems to be a rather common problem. You're sure that you didn't install (a component of) Office 2003 or Office 2010? Just shrinking a partition shouldn't cause it, because it isn't supposed to change anything in the contents of any file.

Anyway, gives a LOT of hits. Maybe a hit on one of the first pages gives a solution that works for you.


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Partly solved
by 42Sebastian / April 1, 2014 1:42 AM PDT

Kees - I got a useful hit' from one of the many you referred me to. The jury is still out on the Excel because there are other complications, but WORD was fixed by a registry edit. I was told to type into the RUN box, the following :
"reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /tREG_DWORD /d 1"
It did not seem to work, and I'm not sure what all the code tells ME to do, but I opened the registry, went to
Clicked on Options
Clicked in the right pane to trigger a display of 'new'
Clicked on that and then click on 'DWORD (32bit) Value'
I substituted 'NOReReg' for the highlit 'New value #1'
Right-clicked 'NoReReg'
Selected Modify
Changed the highlit '0' to '1'
Clicked OK
closed the registry.
Word documents now open without fuss.

I did the same thing where EXCEL substituted for WORD
but may have to come back to the forum for more advice.

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(NT) Good job. Thanks for telling.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 2, 2014 5:39 PM PDT
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I remember having that happen to me
by orlbuckeye / March 31, 2014 10:11 PM PDT

before at work. Whenever I got the message I placed the Office DVD in the drive and it installed what it needed and I never got the message again. You probably could fix it also by doing a repair rather then reinstalling.

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by 42Sebastian / April 2, 2014 11:55 PM PDT

REPAIR does NOT fix it. Whether I re-install depends on whether I can live with the work-around of opening Excel once, and leaving it open - even without a spreadsheet opened.

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