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Old 25-05-2008
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Office Word 2007 configuration problem SOLVED

Evidently there are many others who have the same problem since
the forums have a lot of people writing to find a solution to this

When opening Microsoft Word 2007 a Configuration window would
pop up and it would take 40 to 90 seconds for the program to come
up. It was worse then some of the Adobe programs.. I'm operating a
Vista Ultimate 64x operating system and thought that might be the
problem. Evidently it doesn't have anything to do with it.

I have been trying for weeks to find the solution to the delay but
have been unsuccessful. I checked the many sites Google brought
up, checked out several forums and went through all the Microsoft
Newsgroups to no avail.

Eureka!! I finally found the solution. This is from
The full URL is at the bottom of the message.

I followed his instructions and IT WORKS!!!!

He is evidently a Microsoft employee.

This is his solution....

How to get rid of the installer / configuration dialog when running Office
2007 and Office 2003 on the same system - for Vista and other versions of

I have been asked this many times following up on the blog entry Installing
Office 2003 and Office 2007 on the same system where once people have
removed the problem with the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) appearing
every time they start Office they then get the dialogs below every time they
switch between Word 2007 and Word 2003.

when starting Word 2003

when starting Word 2007

The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the
following commands (by pressing the Windows Key+R or typing it into the
Start/Run command box. Use the line with Office\11.0 if you have Office
2003 installed and Office\12.0 if you have Office 2007 installed. You can
use both if you have both installed :

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t

That is it. Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block
with it's configuration

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Old 29-05-2008
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 3
The tip didn't fix my problem; I get the installer/configuration when I try to open Office 2007 files directly, without opening the program first. I fixed the problem of opening the programs by changing the shortcuts in the Start | Programs menu, but the files issue remains, despite your tip. Any other ideas?
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Old 18-01-2010
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Re: Office Word 2007 configuration problem SOLVED

That trick fixed the problem for me on word, now can it be modified to work on Excel?
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Old 20-11-2010
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Re: Office Word 2007 configuration problem SOLVED

So I need to copy paste
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
excactly like that in run and then press enter?
I tried that but it does not work so..

EDIT: oh wait, now it works, it copied it wrong first.

Last edited by xriica : 20-11-2010 at 04:31 PM.
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