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    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

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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>

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