<P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Kevin on 07-Mar-03 14:17. To tell you how to turn it back on!)</P>I buried this in some other post (I forget where), but it belongs
in this forum for .Netters to see, especially those doing Offce and
Office PIA automation with COM addins. I have found this most useful
when I've need to start Word without the COM addin starting too,
but without having to go to the control panel and uninstall (then later
reinstall) the thing.

<big>How To Disable A COM Addin without Uninstalling It</big>

caution: involves changing the registry

Change this key value LoadBehavior to 8 in your Addin hive

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOfficeWordAddin sYourAddinName

Change the office app name (in this case "Word") to your app name.

To turn the Addin back on, simply change the LoadBehavior back to it's installed
value -- usually 3.