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    Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    I have a vista with office 2003 only Word and Access and the full Office 2007. Every time I switch to a different Access I get the configuration or reinstall routine for whichever suite I am switching to. Is that supposed to happen?
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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    This is expected and it is nothing to be concerned about. I have exactly the same scenario on one of my machines.
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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    This should NOT be happening. Seems as though you don't have proper access to some registry key. Did you install all the software as an administrator?

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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    Hey you WMVP's make up your mind <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> See Joe's post above

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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    Hey you WMVP's make up your mind <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> See Rebel's post above

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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    Can I ask why you are running Office 2007, but still using Word 2003 and Access 2003?
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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    I use Word 2007 but some of my kids are morecomfortable with the old menus still so I left Word 2003 for them to use till during the school break they can learn 07.

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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    In general you must install in order from the oldest version to the newest. See Information about using 2007 Office suites and programs on a computer that is running another version of Office for more information.

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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    Sorry Joe - you are incorrect. This is EXPECTED behaviour with this particular configuration (Office 2003 & Office 2007) and is documented in <!mskb=928091>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 928091<!/mskb> (this is the same article to which you referred). Read the two paragraphs re: "Windows Installer messages in Word" and "Windows Installer messages in Access".
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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    See <!post=my reply,655,272>my reply<!/post> to Joe.
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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    Oops. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>. Sorry, trying to multitask is not working very well this AM.

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    Re: Constant reconfigure (2003/2007)

    I had this probelm with Word 2003 vs 2007
    To stop this, run Word 2007, , then close it again. Make a Windows System Restore point, then Start, Run, Regedit. Navigate down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Office 11.0 Word Options. Right-click in the right pane and create a new DWORD value. Name this NoRereg, then double click on it and give it a value of 1.
    I haven't tried this for Access but it's stopped the long wait in Word

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