Sunday, October 03, 2010

Office 2010 configures everytime it starts

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Office 2010 configures everytime it starts

Apparantly, some people have had problems with this issue, going back to Office 2007, when an upgrade has be performed, but not all programs in the Office suite are upgraded (ie, you have an older program from a previous suite still installed on your computer ie. you upgrade to Office 2010 Home & student, but your 2007 installation had Outlook, and the version of Outlook on your computer is 2007).

If this is the case, one fix is to create a new registry key for each of the 2010 applications installed on your computer.
Open regedit by pressing Windows+r, and typing regedit in the Run dialog box. Select OK, and approve the UAC warning if you are presented with it.

IMPORTANT: Please first back-up your registry before proceding, by highlighting 'Computer', selecting File>export and create a copy of the registry on your desktop. This way, if you have any problems, you can enter safe-mode, and reinstall a copy of your registry before this change.

That said, exit regedit, and again bring up a run dialog box by pressing Win+R
You will need to do this for each Office 2010 app you have on your computer.

In the Run dialog box type: 'reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\*OFFICE APP NAME*\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1', replacing *OFFICE APP NAME* with the office applications on your computer (Word, Excel, Powerpoint...etc) without the quotes of course.

restart your computer, and attempt to open an office program.

This solution works for most, but there are some people where this is not enough, and a long process of allowing permissions for different parts of all the applications is required.

Try the simple fix, and report back.



Still not able to stop configuring every time when I starting office 2010 any file. Just able to start outlook directly by creating shortcut of outlook from program file instead of using actual shortcuts.

Jerry Bloggersaid...

Try use right click->open with->then point to the short-cut which has the flag.

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