Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    MS Word 2007 - System Configuring each time I open (Word 2007)

    Hi

    I installed MS Office yesterday and every time I open word, it goes through a "configuration process" in a window saying Microsoft Office Standard. This can take up to 2 or 3 minutes, and is REALLY annoying! I've restarted, etc but still happens. It happens with Excel and Outlook as well but not Powerpoint.

    Anyone any suggestions?

    Thanks

  2. Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

    Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts

    Re: MS Word 2007 - System Configuring each time I open (Word 2007)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Do you still have Office 2003 installed parallel to Office 2007? If so, take a look at Getting Word 2003 and 2007 to play nicely with each other.

    Otherwise: it might help if you completely uninstall Office 2007, then reinstall it while logged in to Windows as Administrator.

  4. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: MS Word 2007 - System Configuring each time I

    Hi thanks for your speedy reply. I installed Office as Administrator, although am using it now as another user. When installing Office I asked it to remove previous versions of Office. I also opened up the programmes, except Outlook as Administrator.

    I'll resort to uninstalling and reinstalling soon enough!

    Thanks
    D

  5. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts

    Re: MS Word 2007 - System Configuring each time I

    Uninstalling, then removing all traces of Office, and finally reinstalling as Administrator would still be my first suggestion.

    Perhaps this will be useful, but I haven't tried it myself.

  6. #5
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: MS Word 2007 - System Configuring each time I

    Hi

    Just wanted to follow up on this. On the administrator account, I checked and Office 2003 was still in the list of programs (even though when installing 07, I checked uninstall 03...). Uninstalled this and repaired 2007, and it worked fine. On my own account, howwever, doing the same thing didn't work - it still tried to configure. The easiest way around it was to get my own account upgraded to Admin status, I was wary of losing FrontPage and any Outlook stuff, so I was reluctant to do anything **crazy**.

    Anyway - I thought I would give the end to the story - really appreciate the advice given.

    Regards.

  7. #6
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts

    Re: MS Word 2007 - System Configuring each time I

    Thanks for the feedback - it might well be useful to someone else in the future. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •