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Office 2007 Configuration wizard runs every time I start any Application (word, excel, etc)

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    Hi!

    I've installed Office 2007 Enterprise on my Vista x64 system, but when I'm
    starting any of the Office apps, Office runs a setup/configuration prog
    (Office is collecting/gathering setup information or something like that).

    My event log has produced
    numerous warnings, on of the more significant is :

    Detection of product '{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature
    'ProductFiles', component '{6252B847-BADA-43D4-9252-E39767FA40A1}'
    failed.  The resource 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pip\' does not exist.

    I tried to access the HCR\.pip\ key in Regedit and receive the
    following message:

    "Error Opening Key
    ..pip can not be opened.
    An error is preventing this key from being opened.
    Details: Access is denied."

     

    I have tried the Windows Installer Clean up utility to remove all
    traces of Office, cleaned the registry, reinstalled Office 2007 
    4 times and still have the install/configuring messages popping up
    upon loading the Office programs..

    ANY information would be appreciated !!!

    Thanx a lot @lby


     

    Monday, January 14, 2008 11:45 AM

Answers

  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

     

    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Saturday, July 17, 2010 3:36 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 7:30 PM
  • I didn't see any error regarding MS Office in the Event Viewer, and sure enough, your procedure didn't seem to work for me.

    I'm running the Win7 Enterprise Trial right now, and it seems that for all the Win7 releases so far, the easiest way to get Office to work again is to rename the setup file as something else, so the reconfiguration process isn't even started. The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program before renaming the file back to the original name, but people rarely uninstall it anyways...

    Updates continue to work, but after Service Pack updates for Office, the setup file seems to be restored, so the procedure would have to be redone after another Office service pack is installed.


    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.




    This procedure has worked for me every time without fail, so hopefully it will work for others as well.
    -V
    • Proposed as answer by nineinchsin Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:51 PM
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:38 AM
  • I would suggest running as administrator (after uninstall and restart), but that didn't help me (for Vista Home 32bit and Office 2007 Enterprise).  There used to be a version of Office (2007 Student) on this computer, which may be part of the problem: when there are a few install traces lingering around (which may not be removed by uninstall or registry entries may be missed (when using a reg cleaner or looking around manually)).  Once installed, I even tried running Word (as an example) as administrator, but didn't help.  Nor did creating a new profile and running Word (as an example).

     

    I'm thinking about clean slate...

    ...tried the repair function (in "uninstall or change program" control panel) and rebooted, but that didn't help.

     

    found an article about conflicting office versions, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091, which suggested adding DWORD key "NoReReg" with a value of "1" inside HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options.  Now the configuration is a whole lot faster: one quick status bar and not another window then loading for a long time).

     

    BUT, I wasn't happy with just that (albeit faster), so I found a similar issue on the web and followed that suggestion: delete any current shortcuts (including the one in the Start button) and re-create the shortcuts (from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12), which *TOTALLY* fixed my problem.  Now Word (as an example) starts right up (i.e. no nasty long wait while it configures itselft for the Nth time)!

    • Proposed as answer by J34 Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Saturday, July 17, 2010 3:34 AM
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:36 PM
  • I finally found a solution for this problem by digging inside the event viewer.

    Apparently office programs are looking for this file each time they start (ID_00011.DPC) in this location 

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

    which causes the setup program to lunch every time.

    Solution :

    You will find a file named ID_00030.DPC

    in the same location, make a copy of this file and rename the copy to 
    ID_00011.DPC

    now run any office program it will work..

    I hope this help..

    Mazen

    • Proposed as answer by MazenBay Monday, February 09, 2009 1:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Monday, March 12, 2012 2:42 PM
    Monday, February 09, 2009 1:04 AM

All replies

  • Have you received any answers yet?

    I contacted tech support via e-mail.  The first response didn't fix the probelm, either; although nothing was mentioned about the pip key by tech support.

    They had me uninstall, clean, and remove folders in CURRENT USER and LOCAL MACHINE.

     

    I Read another suport page where someone suggested using a program called "RegCure".  Downloaded and installed it, but, you have to pay for the full version.  I would gladly pay, but as Microsoft is having trouble with this, I don't know that

    a 3rd party program would fix it either.

    I'm waiting for tech support to respond a 2nd time.

    Was hoping that you have an answer...

    Ray

     

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:57 PM
  • Hi

    I don't get error messages just the wait every time I open a word document. anybody have any ideas, please.

     

    Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:29 PM
  •  Garth01 wrote:

    Hi

    I don't get error messages just the wait every time I open a word document. anybody have any ideas, please.

     

     

    I have the same trouble, have you found something?

    Thanks,

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:31 PM
  •  

    I am getting the exact same message. Evey time I open the first message, open or copy a contact, or close Outlook 2007 it opens the "Configuration Progress" window and asks to restart when it's done. I have clicked yes on the prompt two times now and it continues to happen. Now I click No and continue. Word and Excel do not have this issue for me, only Outlook. So far, every forum thread I have read about this issue has not been resolved and the earliest thread I found started in January 2008. Microsoft help us!
    Monday, June 16, 2008 11:19 PM
  •  

    I am having the exact same issue. Why isn't Microsoft responding to this and this thread!??!
    Monday, July 07, 2008 3:53 PM
  • I would suggest running as administrator (after uninstall and restart), but that didn't help me (for Vista Home 32bit and Office 2007 Enterprise).  There used to be a version of Office (2007 Student) on this computer, which may be part of the problem: when there are a few install traces lingering around (which may not be removed by uninstall or registry entries may be missed (when using a reg cleaner or looking around manually)).  Once installed, I even tried running Word (as an example) as administrator, but didn't help.  Nor did creating a new profile and running Word (as an example).

     

    I'm thinking about clean slate...

    ...tried the repair function (in "uninstall or change program" control panel) and rebooted, but that didn't help.

     

    found an article about conflicting office versions, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928091, which suggested adding DWORD key "NoReReg" with a value of "1" inside HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options.  Now the configuration is a whole lot faster: one quick status bar and not another window then loading for a long time).

     

    BUT, I wasn't happy with just that (albeit faster), so I found a similar issue on the web and followed that suggestion: delete any current shortcuts (including the one in the Start button) and re-create the shortcuts (from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12), which *TOTALLY* fixed my problem.  Now Word (as an example) starts right up (i.e. no nasty long wait while it configures itselft for the Nth time)!

    • Proposed as answer by J34 Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Saturday, July 17, 2010 3:34 AM
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:36 PM
  • That did nothing for me.But I am glad it worked for you

     

     

    Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:19 PM
  • I finally found a solution for this problem by digging inside the event viewer.

    Apparently office programs are looking for this file each time they start (ID_00011.DPC) in this location 

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

    which causes the setup program to lunch every time.

    Solution :

    You will find a file named ID_00030.DPC

    in the same location, make a copy of this file and rename the copy to 
    ID_00011.DPC

    now run any office program it will work..

    I hope this help..

    Mazen

    • Proposed as answer by MazenBay Monday, February 09, 2009 1:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Monday, March 12, 2012 2:42 PM
    Monday, February 09, 2009 1:04 AM
  • TVM for your help.  I was going crazy trying to solve this.  At first your fix didn't work.  However, a quick look into the even viewer told me that my machine was missing ID_00051.DPC rather than 11 like yours. 

    I renamed the file I created and it works perfectly.  Thanks again!

    AV
    Friday, June 05, 2009 6:46 PM
  • I have the pair of errors:
    Detection of product '{91120000-0013-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductFiles' failed during request for component '{2A799F3E-9097-4883-A4DC-8F01023B4251}'

    error in the Event Viewer, but no mention of the DPC file. Has anyone else found any other explanation for what these mean?

    Justin

    Detection of product '{91120000-0013-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductFiles', component '{98CB24AD-52FB-DB5F-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E}' failed. The resource '' does not exist.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:16 AM
  • I have similar problem with same sort of messages as jlewisoakes depending on which Office product I try and open.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 7:29 PM
  • I had the exact same problem as jlewisoakes, DGP1000 which soon drove me crazy waiting for the reinstqalls to finish each time I wanted to use Outlook.

    I refered the issue to Microsoft Techncial Support, and they were fantastic.  They sent me pages of instructions, which I have posted at http://www.techtalkz.com/software-troubleshooting/517327-office-2007-configures-itself-everytime-i-open.html.  Worth giving them a try.  My laptop is now running perfectly.  Good luck!

    Chocs
    Tuesday, July 07, 2009 9:37 AM
  • Reg: "Windows installer runs every time I try to open any Office (word, excel, Power Point, etc) application"

    I am running Vista with Office XP (2007). I tried all the solutions provided in both the Microsoft support page (see this link:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/265194) and other tech forums. Nothing worked and it was driving me crazy until I saw someone suggest to remove the shortcuts on the start menu and copy new ones from the Office 12 folder. It worked. I thought I'd share here for those still frustrated with this annoyance:

    Go to the folder that contains all the Start Menu program shortcuts: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    Open the Microsoft Office folder and select all the Microsoft application shortcuts. Right click and delete. Leave this window open
    Open the Microsoft Office folder on another window: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
    Select the .EXE icons for all the Office applications and right click. Select "copy"
    Go to the open window with the Microsoft Office Start Menu foler. Right click and select "Paste Shortcut". If you desire, rename each shortcut.

    You are done!

    Hopefully this should work. I suggest trying this first, before attempting any of the other solutions suggested by Microsoft which require you to mess with the Registry and what not.

    Hope this helps
    Lina
    Sunday, July 12, 2009 5:29 PM
  • Good tip Mazen, it works

    NM12
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:21 PM
  • Works good Mazen, thanks for that.
    I checked my Event Viewer and mine is looking for ID_00030.DPC.
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:33 AM
  • Hello.

    Can anybody help me use the Event Viewer? I don't know how to find out what file my Office pack is looking for.

    Help would be much appreciated.
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 1:08 PM
  • I didn't see any error regarding MS Office in the Event Viewer, and sure enough, your procedure didn't seem to work for me.

    I'm running the Win7 Enterprise Trial right now, and it seems that for all the Win7 releases so far, the easiest way to get Office to work again is to rename the setup file as something else, so the reconfiguration process isn't even started. The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program before renaming the file back to the original name, but people rarely uninstall it anyways...

    Updates continue to work, but after Service Pack updates for Office, the setup file seems to be restored, so the procedure would have to be redone after another Office service pack is installed.


    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.




    This procedure has worked for me every time without fail, so hopefully it will work for others as well.
    -V
    • Proposed as answer by nineinchsin Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:51 PM
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:38 AM
  • MAZENS's WAY SOLVED IT

    Thanks Mazen, nice move, it has worked out,

    [The rest is for 'still-learners' like me, please follow the following :)]
    Start Menu->Control Panel->AdministrativeTools->EventViewer (Hurray, we have the so called found event viewer)

    Then hit 'Application', which brings
    Type , Date, time, source bla bla window in which the events are listed.

    I started reading them one by one. Once you hit a line (information), 'event properties ' window opens. You can see that there are arrow buttons to scroll down and up among the events. And there is the 'description' part in the same window. While scrolling thru all messages (information lines), I came across the follwing messages in the 'description' section:

    The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ServiceLayer ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service started.

    Another event's description was:

    The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( gupdate1c99657ceb0c142 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Service stopped.  


    As you may have recognized message mentions about 'Event ID ( 0 )'.

    So I followed Mazen's directions and replicated ID_00030.DPC and renamed the replica as ID_00000.DPC

    Now it is working without any configuration pop up. By the way, before creating ID_00000.DPC, I had already tried  ID_00011.DPC and ID_00051.DPC. Now I have four .dpc files (0,30,11,51) in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

    As Office2007 application is starting fast now, I don't bother about them (i guess/hope it is ok).

    Best wishes, 

    • Proposed as answer by krishnappu Sunday, June 26, 2011 11:40 AM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:06 PM
  • I also had this problem. The problem is occurred automatically sometimes by wrong installation. it leaves it traces but it cannot be removed. only solution is to format your drive then reinstall windows and office
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 7:35 AM
  • I'd just like to add that there are several different versions of this same problem. A method that has worked for me in the past is to enable Windows Installer Service in Safe Mode, reboot into Safe Mode and reinstall Office.
    Sunday, October 11, 2009 8:19 AM
  • 8vdude8's solution solved my problem. Rename the SETUP.EXE to NOSETUP.EXE (or whatever). I suggest if your running Windows 7 and you just installed Microsoft Office and it is doing the configuration everytime, try this ONE.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 PM
  • Thanks S Hunter Simpson!! :-)

    Love your solution with the shortcuts. I was just about to uninstall and then reinstall Office when I read your suggestion. So far it seems to have worked perfectly. And it was so fast and easy, too!

    Regina
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:46 PM
  • I recently installed 7 pro and office ultimate and did this and it worked great. Thank you so much
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:02 AM
  • Hi qaas

    I try your instruction but there is no event with description like yours. I mean the description does not  mention about EVENT ID (x) or .DPC file. It's just say "Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 -- Configuration failed" or "Product: Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 -- Configuration completed successfully." depends on I cancel or accept the configuration. Can you help me how to track the Event Viewer to find out which file .DPC my computer needs.

    Thanks in advance
    HoanNguyen
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 1:26 AM
  • I was having the exact same problem and got it figured out up to the point of using the winword.exe file to create shortcuts and open the program . However, my next problem to fix would be to be able to double-click on a word file in windows explorer and have it open in word without the windows installer popping up. I can't seem to get that part figured out! Any ideas on how to figure that out? Thanks!
    Friday, November 13, 2009 8:02 AM
  • Thanks. It Worked just fine.
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 2:17 PM
  • I cannot find an event that says anything about a .dpc file, though the first "warning" that occurs says this "(!)":
    1. Detection of product '{91120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductFiles', component '{6252B847-BADA-43D4-9252-E39767FA40A1}' failed.  The resource 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pip\' does not exist.

    This is the 2nd warning "(!)":
    2. Detection of product '{91120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'WORDFiles' failed during request for component '{0638C49D-BB8B-4CD1-B191-051E8F325736}'

    and the 3rd event "(i)":
    3. Beginning a Windows Installer transaction: {91120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}. Client Process Id: 3176.

    All this happens within the same second upon trying to double-click a word file to open it.
    I am totally lost, I have tried a lot of things to fix it, and reinstalling my system is a ridiculous option. I tried MazenBay's solution, but I can't find what specific .dpc file i need to change it to. Where did you find this file?
    Friday, November 27, 2009 3:56 AM
  • Thanks a million 8vdude8, your fix worked for me too.  I've been posting to forums (including Microsoft Discussion Groups) for over a month now, but nobody has offered a solution that worked until yours :)
    Sunday, December 06, 2009 2:26 AM
  • Yeah, well been there done that before and it is a real pain to reinstall everything and shouldn't be necessary just to get rid of this problem that as I can see has not only been a daily annoying time consuming problem for me, it has been for everyone.

    I am running Vista Home Premium, have tried all kinds of recommended fixes and nothing seems to work! I began with basic software on my computer, but because I am used to working with Microsoft Office Professional at work, have had earlier versions with all the bells and whistles I had to have at least 2007 installed. I found what I thought was a great deal on Office Professional 2007 onliine, purchased, installed it, enjoyed it for a while until I went online and did an online genuine Microsoft scan and learned it was considered counterfeit. I did want was required...uninstalled and returned the program, weeks later recieved a genuine copy from Microsoft, installed it and since have had this configuration eat up time each time I start my computer! 

    I tried the above recipes and they have not worked for me, but as others have noted...glad it has worked for you! 

    Appreciate the dialog!  
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 6:05 PM
  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

     

    • Marked as answer by David Wolters Saturday, July 17, 2010 3:36 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 7:30 PM
  • Thank you - it worked. Priblem solved.
    I was getting very stressed with this problem
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 5:19 PM
  • Hello and Happy New Year to All,

    Well,I have MS Windows XP SP2 and I have tried the solutions what have been proposed here so far and in the end I had unsatisfying results as a whole unfortunately.

    The best is to clean remove the MS Office 2007 with the registry entries and then re-setup as explained in the following:

    Go here > http://www.refusetosuffer.com/software.php and download Remove Office 2007 software in order to Strip out Microsoft Office 2007 totally when the standard uninstall process wont work efficiently!

    Re-start the PC and then re-install the Office 2007.

    That absolutely helped me and suppose that is the best way to do in this particular case.

    Fondly,
    Guven
    Friday, January 08, 2010 11:09 AM
  • Firefighter47,
    Thank you very much!! I have never had a computer problem solved so easily. :-)
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 6:26 PM
  • This worked for me I'm running windows 7 x64 and Office enterprise 2007 32-bit
    Sunday, January 31, 2010 1:59 AM
  • Thanks so much My laptop now also has a no setup folder..Great !
    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2:20 PM
  • None of the above information worked for me.

     

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:09 PM
  • Great! thanks for this link it worked perfectly for me and it was very easy to do. I highly recommend this link.
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 7:00 PM
  • Thank you all

    Im on XP. The 'Event viewer / ID_00030.DPC' solution didn't work for me, HOWEVER the 'delete shortcuts' solution worked beautifully!

    ie. I deleted all MS Office shortcuts from my start menu folder:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

    And created new shortcuts from:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

    Thanks!!

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:06 PM
  • it is working!!, after hours traying , but your solution is simple and works for me, thanks =) 
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:55 AM
  • I don't have a file ID_00011.DPC - the only file remotelylike that is ID_1002F.DPC

    I have had this problem for months and nothing I have tried has resolved it, includin checking all of the above.

     

    Pete

     

    Saturday, June 05, 2010 9:14 AM
  • I don't have a file ID_00011.DPC - the only file remotelylike that is ID_1002F.DPC

    I have had this problem for months and nothing I have tried has resolved it, includin checking all of the above.

     

    Pete

     


    Same here! This is what my event properties window says for the failure:

    Faulting application winword.exe, version 12.0.6514.5001, stamp 4a8e09fd, faulting module mso.dll, version 12.0.6213.1000, stamp 46eafbf, debug? 0, fault address 0x000f1134

     

    Does this mean anything to anyone?

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 4:57 AM
  • Your suggestion worked just fine ! 

    My problem showed up only in Word 2007, with a fresh installation of Office 2007 on a new Windows 7 computer. I tried to uninstall, clean the registry with several options I found in forums, uninstall previous versions of office products (such as Project 2003), and reinstall Office 2007 to no avail... until I found your simple modification to the registry.

    Adding a DWORD key "NoReReg" with a value of "1" inside HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options solved the problem. I don't even see the quick status bar you mention, and now Word opens at exactly the same speed of the other Office products.

    Thanks a lot for solving this "old" problem.

    Friday, June 25, 2010 5:23 AM
  • The following could help you. Cos i had the same problem and the following changes worked.

    1. Exit Word 2007.
    2. Start Registry Editor.
      • In Windows Vista, click Start
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        the Start button
        , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

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        User Account Control permission
        If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue .
      • In Windows XP, click Start , click Run , type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK .
    3. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options
    4. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value .
    5. Type NoReReg , and then press ENTER.
    6. Right-click NoReReg , and then click Modify .
    7. In the Value data box, type 1 , and then click OK .
    8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
    • Proposed as answer by Sam.Kutondo Friday, April 26, 2013 11:52 PM
    Friday, June 25, 2010 3:03 PM
  • I tried this and I still get the configuration window.
    Monday, June 28, 2010 3:41 PM
  • GENIUS '8vdude8' !!! Thank you, thank you, thank you....

    Your way is incredibly fast and it works!!

    It literally stops Microsoft Office from using the Setup.exe app for the unecessary lengthy configuration with no after effects, glitches or errors. Lighning fast just like before, and I'm running XP so this really should help everyone!

     

    TRY THIS FIRST EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sunday, July 04, 2010 1:47 AM
  • 8vdude8 Thanx alot ....

    That was best and simplest solution ....

     

    "

    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.

    "

     

     

    SETUP TO NOSETUP worked ... also loved your sense of humor ...

     

    Baloch

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 8:40 PM
  • Thanks S Hunter!!  Deleted the shortcuts as suggested and copied from my office 11 folder (office 12 folder only had access 2007 - which was the only component I had installed since it was the only thing I needed for 2007 - we run Access 2007 DB at work, so I only bought the access 2007 upgrade).  Anywho, it WORKED!!!!! Hooray!!!!  No more annoying access 2007 installer pop up on my Outlook 2003!

    Thanks!  Now, I've just tried this and it seems to be working fine now.  Hope I haven't spoken too soon...lol.  Will write back if it does it again, but crossing my fingers that all is fixed!

    Friday, July 30, 2010 5:39 PM
  • This worked perfectly for me

     

    1. Start Menu
    2. Click Start , click Run , type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK .
    3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer
    4. On the Edit menu, click Permissions .
    5. In the permissions for Installer dialog box, click Administrators in the Group or user names list, and then make sure that the Full Control permission is set for the Administrators group. If this permission is not set, click to select the Full Control check box under Allow .
    6. Click OK .
    7. Repeat steps 5 through 6 for the SYSTEM group.
    8. Repeat steps 5 through 6 for the Everyone group. Verify that only the Read permission is set for the Everyone group. If this permission is not set, click to select the Read check box under Allow .
    9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 for the following registry subkeys:
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Compo
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pip
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Components
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes
    Monday, September 13, 2010 7:39 PM
  • This worked perfectly. My VP of Ops was experiencing this problem ater uninstalling Office 2003 and running Office 2007. She was becoming very frustrated. I entered the reg statement in the VISTA Start\Search box and the problem was resolved.

    Thanks very much

    ClarkIT

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:59 PM
  • Had this problem for the first time ever but it was on an acer.  Generally this worked for me.  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=4329d9e9-4d11-46a5-898d-23e4f331e9ae&displaylang=en Just run it and install in the OFFICE12 folder. :)
    Friday, September 24, 2010 12:13 AM
  • This worked beautifully on my most recent reinstall of Office Professional 2007, thanks for the fix.

     

     

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:11 PM
  • Obrigado amigo , funcionou perfeitamente. Parabens, podem executar a operação que 

    o nosso amigo aqui propos, muito rapido e facil. 

    Abraços

    Saturday, November 13, 2010 10:07 AM
  • i tried the other things but it didn't work... your solution worked magic on it!! thanks mazen!! 
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:48 AM
  • Thanks for the great solution.  Benn trying to solve this problem and have tried lots of solutions, but this one did it!
    Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:06 PM
  • I didn't see any error regarding MS Office in the Event Viewer, and sure enough, your procedure didn't seem to work for me.

    I'm running the Win7 Enterprise Trial right now, and it seems that for all the Win7 releases so far, the easiest way to get Office to work again is to rename the setup file as something else, so the reconfiguration process isn't even started. The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program before renaming the file back to the original name, but people rarely uninstall it anyways...

    Updates continue to work, but after Service Pack updates for Office, the setup file seems to be restored, so the procedure would have to be redone after another Office service pack is installed.


    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.




    This procedure has worked for me every time without fail, so hopefully it will work for others as well.
    -V

    This one worked for me - thanks so much - a night and a day wasted, but happy now :-)
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:30 PM
  • lcyberlina 10x mate this works for me too ;) too easy!
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:29 PM
  • Worked like a charm! Thanks a mil...

    Saturday, January 29, 2011 1:27 AM
  • Thank you for sharing your knowlodge, it was really helpful.
    Saturday, January 29, 2011 2:58 AM
  • After struggling with this for a few years now, first raised while running both Office11 and Office12 on same machine at school, I have the following ... finally.

    The adding of key NoReReg to Office11 and Office12 registry entries (see above) worked for a long time. After installing Office 2007 Pro on a newly cleaned machine (setting up Windows again!) the installer refuses to go away. The NoReReg worked for Word component. Setting shortcut with /s worked for Excel. Powerpoint just worked as normal anyway.

    Access still wants to run product configuration though. When it finishes, reporting successful install, Access runs okay. This is still a pain.. Actually, I can canel the config/install by Cancel in the dialog box and Event Viewer reports unsuccessful install, but application still works.

    I wonder now if Excel will save and function properly running in safe mode.

    What a world.


    Gary
    Saturday, February 05, 2011 7:30 PM
  • THIS WORKS... silently. After the registry fix, nothing happened on-screen, but now my system opens Word 2003 and no longer brings up the installer for Word 2007! That annoyance took a half dozen key clicks with annoying messages. THANK YOU David Wolters!
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:33 PM
  • hey i having same problem in office 2010 for all application like word, outlook and all 

    ple give me help for this

    Monday, February 14, 2011 8:46 PM
  • I noticed there was an SP2 update. and  I also noticed a KB967642 update that would not uninstall as well as the SP2 update.  I uninstalled all others.  When the system restared, I allowed the Office install to continue, and for now it is working.  I did try the registry fix, but that did not seem to fix the problem, although I did not reboot in between.

    The Office SP2 update is still listed, but the date has changed from 2/9 to 2/20...

     

     

    Monday, February 21, 2011 4:43 AM
  • I didn't see any error regarding MS Office in the Event Viewer, and sure enough, your procedure didn't seem to work for me.

    I'm running the Win7 Enterprise Trial right now, and it seems that for all the Win7 releases so far, the easiest way to get Office to work again is to rename the setup file as something else, so the reconfiguration process isn't even started. The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program before renaming the file back to the original name, but people rarely uninstall it anyways...

    Updates continue to work, but after Service Pack updates for Office, the setup file seems to be restored, so the procedure would have to be redone after another Office service pack is installed.


    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.




    This procedure has worked for me every time without fail, so hopefully it will work for others as well.
    -V
    thanks man, rest of all solutions didn't work, but yours one worked. yes, thats wright just disable the setup controller. thanks
    • Proposed as answer by Wyett Friday, September 26, 2014 7:06 PM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:49 PM
  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

     


    Your solution worked absolutely perfectly after a system reboot. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and it solved the problem. Thanks P.S. to future posters, I used 12.0 running 07'
    Thursday, March 03, 2011 6:45 AM


  • Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.

     

    I am running Win7 and I do not have a .exe file in my Office12 folder.  How can I stop the reconfiguring?  I have uninstalled and reinstalled Office twice.  Please tell me how to stop this configuring on every start up of Word (Excel opens normally, this only happens with Word documents)

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:12 AM
  • Thank you.

    It works on windows 7 home premium x64 bits.

     

    with Office 2007:

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

     


     


    • Proposed as answer by StefanPP Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:16 PM
    Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:16 PM
  • Worked for me too thanks very much
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:04 PM
  • 8vdude8, I have just been reading your thread on Configuration Wizard September 2009. I am hoping you are still a member of these Forums because I want to thank you most sincerely for solving my problem in starting Microsoft Office Enterprise2007. I have tried all the suggestions to no avail but after following your instructions, the programmes open immediately without a hitch

     

     

     

     

    Edit......Some info. for woodinsac, the file in office12 might be named Set up (without the exe.

    • Edited by 25camp Friday, May 06, 2011 5:27 PM Extra info.
    Friday, May 06, 2011 12:04 PM
  • thnxs a lot for this info! wks great now! keep up the good wk on the advice!
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 4:15 AM
  • To:  8vdude8

    Thank you for the quick and easy solution you provided.  It worked like a piece of cake, slice of pie.  Great solution without having to tweak the registry.   More power to you.
    Saturday, June 25, 2011 6:02 AM
  • After some recent Office updates, I started getting the dreaded installer running every time I launch Word or Excel. I've tried all the above and nothing worked.

    I looked a little more in the event viewer and found this:

    Detection of product '{80C06CCD-7D07-3DB6-86CD-B57B3F0614D8}', feature 'VB_for_VS_7_Ent_28_x86_enu', component '{04AFB070-1F99-4966-AAF8-FD43D0A029BF}' failed.  The resource 'F:\' does not exist.

    I haven't figured out how to fix it yet, about to root through the registry but I do know why it's happening. Apparenlty I had an SD card plugged in during one of the patches and it was the F drive and lovely windows used it as a temp location. If I plug the SD card back in, I don't get the installer running. If I unplug it and no F drive, installer runs. Fun, fun...

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:18 PM
  • thanks dude this really worked for me i am using  win 7 and it works u r great man

    how do  you know this please email me at rakshan@live.in

     

    • Proposed as answer by C K Thakkar Monday, July 11, 2011 8:57 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by C K Thakkar Monday, July 11, 2011 8:58 PM
    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 12:27 PM
  • None of the above solutions worked for me. But while studying event viewer after saved word documents were not opening, I found from event viewer that mfc.dll file was missing and I guess this file is related to visual basics. I downloaded the file and took ownership and copied to required folder as per file path shown by event viewer. Now not only saved documents open but as a great relief, Outlook has stopped configuring every time and is normal and working fine. I suppose the basic problem lies somewhere with visual basics.

    It was event ID related to opening word file which gave correct direction to me whereas the ID related to Outlook was not so specific and action from word event id solved problem for all applications including Outlook.

    Instead of taking and trying so many tricks and tips as suggested here, it is advisable to take appropriate step with regard to Event Viewer message, particularly related to Event ID found after opening saved word document as there seems to be more than one reason for the error.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 9:04 PM
  • Many have suggested many solutions to the Configuration Process delay in opening Word.  The following works great for me using Win 7 and Word 2007 & 2010.

    In Computer (Start + E) go to the following location (do not use the folder Program Files (x86): C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Office12\Office Setup Controller.  In this last folder, find a rename the file: setup.exe to something like setup1.exe, press Enter.

    Do the same as above for Office 14 (2010) except replace the folder Office12 with Office 14 and I renamed this setup.exe to setup2.exe.

    I only found one "install" required for Access 2010 but then next time I opened it, there were no problems.  Other programs work flawlessly side by side (Excel, PPT, etc).

    The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program(s) before renaming the file back to its original name i.e. setup.exe.  Keep these instructions in a safe place in case you ever want to uninstall.

    Good luck and I hope it works as well for you.
    P.S. You're also avoiding playing with the Registry which is a scary proposition for some.

    bdubestr09

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:23 AM
  • Thanks.  WOrked great for word, but what do you key for Excel?  Thanks for your help.
    Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:42 PM
  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

     


    Yes, It works on XP
    • Proposed as answer by kcire0328 Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:22 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by kcire0328 Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:22 AM
    Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:49 PM
  • Please please help me!

     

    I have had this problem for over a year now.  I have literally done everything above and everytime I open Word I still get the configuration message and it installs.  I am not a wizard at this and as such I suppose I could be doing something wrong, but as it has been so long I feel like I have done everything!  Please please please help me!!!!!  Maybe I could post my registry or something and someone could help me????? :-)

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:34 PM
  • wiggy, Ihad a the same problem which I solved with the help of 8vdude8. That is until it started acting up again. I decided to uninstall/reinstall expecting to follow the same procedure as before. I didn't have to because the programme is running perfectly without any changes.  Just a thought!!!
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00 PM
  • wow thank you so much! It fixed my problem :D
    Monday, August 22, 2011 9:24 AM
  • I found a non-geek solution.

    "Method 1: Use the Run command

    Click Start, and then click Run.

    1. Click Browse.
    2. Locate the Office folder, click the Winword.exe file, and then click Open. The Winword.exe file is located in the following folder by default:
      • Microsoft Office Word 2010
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
      • Microsoft Office Word 2007
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12
      • Microsoft Office Word 2003
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11
      • Microsoft Word 2002
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10
      • Microsoft Word 2000
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office "

    Now you have a folder open with Office guts.  Find the file for your application and create a shortcut to your desktop.  Drag those shortcuts down to your taskbar if you prefer.

    A quick solution I stumbled upon while trying to figure out what the rest of the replies are talking about.  I am not a geek, I just got lucky!

     

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:22 AM
  • Thanks very much for this - works fine for Word 2010 also - simply substitute 14.0 for 12.0.  All the long complex stuff in Microsoft's article completely useless, whereas this fixed it in an instant.

     

    Ed

    Monday, August 29, 2011 1:07 PM
  • this is... JUST AWESOME!!! 8vdude8, you are the man. It worked perfectly. Thanks. The f_ing re-installation was very annoying.

    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:28 AM
  • Surprised you all seem to have had so much success renaming the setup.exe file.

     

    On my Vista system, if I rename it, the system simply creates a new setup.exe the next time I open Word. How come this doesn't happen on your systems?

    Monday, October 03, 2011 11:23 AM
  • I didn't see any error regarding MS Office in the Event Viewer, and sure enough, your procedure didn't seem to work for me.

    I'm running the Win7 Enterprise Trial right now, and it seems that for all the Win7 releases so far, the easiest way to get Office to work again is to rename the setup file as something else, so the reconfiguration process isn't even started. The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program before renaming the file back to the original name, but people rarely uninstall it anyways...

    Updates continue to work, but after Service Pack updates for Office, the setup file seems to be restored, so the procedure would have to be redone after another Office service pack is installed.


    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.




    This procedure has worked for me every time without fail, so hopefully it will work for others as well.
    -V
    Brilliant, Worked straight away
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 8:31 AM
  • i have lived with this on my portable machine for a couple of years.. tried so many things.. finally found the post by 8vdude8 .. and it worked flawlessly !

     

    thank you thank you thank you

    thank you !

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:46 PM
  • I downloaded a backup copy from Microsoft, removed Office 2007 Home and Student  and rebooted and re-installed and problem went away.
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:15 PM
  • Awesome! Easy! workerd perfectly! thx!
    Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:28 PM
  • MAZEN's suggestion works !!!!  Thanks
    • Proposed as answer by JOELCG Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:31 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by David Wolters Monday, March 12, 2012 2:43 PM
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:24 AM
  • This worked for me too.  I had to create a shortcut on the desktop first and then drag it to the Task bar to get it to work there.  After that I deleted the shortcuts and the icons on the Task Bar started w/o the configuration running.  My system is running Windows 7.

    Thanks a million for posting the solution.  This problem has beem driving me HUTS for a long time.


    • Edited by T1A Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:33 AM
    Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:32 AM
  • I didn't see any error regarding MS Office in the Event Viewer, and sure enough, your procedure didn't seem to work for me.

    I'm running the Win7 Enterprise Trial right now, and it seems that for all the Win7 releases so far, the easiest way to get Office to work again is to rename the setup file as something else, so the reconfiguration process isn't even started. The one disadvantage of this is that you cannot uninstall the program before renaming the file back to the original name, but people rarely uninstall it anyways...

    Updates continue to work, but after Service Pack updates for Office, the setup file seems to be restored, so the procedure would have to be redone after another Office service pack is installed.


    To find the setup file involved in this mess, go to the following location (for x86 computers):
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

    Or, for x64 computers:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller


    Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe just for laughs.




    This procedure has worked for me every time without fail, so hopefully it will work for others as well.
    -V

    lol  great fix this  (others didnt work for me)

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:41 PM
  • Thank you for your final solution - using the shortcuts from inside the program file - it is such a simple solution and yet so effective.

    fishface6


    • Edited by fishface6 Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:53 AM
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:53 AM
  • Worked immediately for me!  I want to thank you for taking your time to respond to this person's problem.  You made my day much better.

    Christina

    Monday, April 23, 2012 1:50 PM
  • I was having the reconfigure problem but just with Access 2007, this also with a thin client install of Access 2003. Even if I renamed the setup.exe file it would only partially cure the problem as a starting installation box would begin the usual process for a 10-20 seconds. With the following registry entry I can have the setup.exe file with its original name and I get no error or setup messages. As always, back-up your registry if you don't want to have regrets.

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Application\CurVer]
    @="Access.Application.12"

    Hey it worked for me.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Tijazap Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:38 PM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:38 PM
  •  I am on Windows 2003 Server with Office 2007.  Till now I had the Configuration in Progress window   popping up every time I try to open any MS Office program.

     Your solution

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    worked absolutely perfect even without System Reboot.  I just copied it and executed it in Start/Run window.  Thank You.. Satya Aditham


    Thursday, July 05, 2012 3:20 PM
  • This a few years later - but it doesn't work!Have you found any other answer that does work? I can no longer use MS Word 2007 and have yet to find a solution.

    Pete

    Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:55 PM
  • Thanks that did the trick!
    Sunday, July 22, 2012 2:43 AM
  • I installed MS Office 2007 on my new laptop and had the same problem.  Each time I started an application (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc), I would have to wait for the program to configure itself.

    After reading many fixes on this blog, they all seemed too complicated so I experimented myself and it worked like a charm.

    The problem is that most laptops and PCs come with a trial version of MS Office 2010 and that is what is causing the problem.

    FIX:  1. Go to Control Panel - add or remove programs.

            2. DELETE MS Office 2010 and all its components.

    Your MS Office 2007 will then start right up without any problems.

    • Proposed as answer by shribah Saturday, September 01, 2012 3:53 AM
    Sunday, July 22, 2012 5:56 PM
  • After a week and a half researching this and trying so many things, including registry tweaks, I stumbled across a logical fix on another forum that worked for me, and hope I can save others some time and frustration.

    1. Go to the folder where the "setup.exe" file is. It'll be in either "Program files" or "Program Files (x86)

    2. Keep going until you get to the OFFICE12 folder, and you'll eventually find the "setup.exe" file. This would probably work for Office 2010 if the same issue exists there too (but in the OFFICE14 folder).

    You've already installed the program, and hopefully have the original zip file you downloaded or the original CD, so the worst that can happen here is a re-install, and it already doesn't work properly, so there's no down side here. If you need to, make a copy of your original download file. Plus, you've already used the setup file; you don't need it to run any of the Office programs.

    3. Rename the "setup.exe" file "setup.old." That's it. I almost fell over when I opened Word and Excel without waiting.

    Saturday, September 01, 2012 4:06 AM
  • I tried this and it just makes a new copy of setup.exe file each time. I even tried unintsalling and the reinstalling and that only worked for one startup routine of Word. Everytime after that it just configures again and again. It seems to be mocking me. I'm using openoffice now.

    Saturday, September 01, 2012 11:47 PM
  • This worked a treat on Windows 7. It's been driving me crazy.

    Many thanks indeed....

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:02 PM
  • I just came across your post from 7/2010 but it addresses the same problem I am having.  However, I tried using your advice for an Office 12 installation to no avail.  The config/setup dialog box continues to be a problem with all the Office apps every time you initialize one of them.  Any other suggestions?
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:19 PM
  • I have window 7 install on my computer and I think the problem come with that window 7.

    Solution: rigth click on(word, Excel etc...) and  Resolved program compatibility. Click on recommended parameter,

    It's direct me to '' Window XP service pack 2'' 

    Click on start the program, click next  (Yes register with those parameters)

    Everithing now open fast....

    Hope helps for you, Robcha43

    Friday, December 28, 2012 11:55 PM
  • Did not work for me.
    Monday, March 11, 2013 12:20 AM
  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

     

    It also worked for me on Windows 8. Thanks a lot. 
    Monday, March 18, 2013 9:48 AM
  • A really BIG thanks to doubleuiam.  

    I have searched and tried a number of different "solutions" but this was the only one that worked instantly.

    My MS Office 2007 is working perfectly in Windows 8.

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:22 PM
  • this worked for me but a different setup.exe location.

    c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\office12\office setup controller

    I changed the file to setup.old and works fine now...

    Monday, April 01, 2013 1:56 PM
  • Thank you 8vdude8!

    Your solution is definitely the one for me.

    I tried absolutely all other options in this post and none worked, only yours did!

    Thank you for posting!

    Monday, April 22, 2013 7:42 PM
  • Thanks George22772, your solution worked flawlessly for me. Much appreciated.
    Friday, April 26, 2013 11:52 PM
  • Hello

    I read this thread with interest as Ive been trying to resolve the launch of the installer wizard every time we launch Office Home and Student 2007 or double click a document on my daughters Dell computer. I tried every suggestion I could find including kb 928218 and couldn't solve it. Then .... today I tried the reinstalled package before applying the fixes suggested in Windows Update, and it works fine! Previously, I gone straight into the updates after installing. If I now install the updates, the installer wizard is back. 

    I suspect that SP3 will be the culprit as its the main update available. Im not absolutely sure, but I think that we haven't applied the earlier service packs and I wondered if that might be the problem. I wonder what we will be missing if I don't apply SP3 ?

    Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:45 PM
  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

     

    Your solution worked absolutely perfectly after a system reboot. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 and it solved the problem. Thanks P.S. to future posters, I used 12.0 running 07'

    It worked with me too on Windows XP. Thanks - UGW


    • Proposed as answer by brianzebra Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:47 AM
    Saturday, June 01, 2013 4:01 AM
  • Worked For Me... THANK-YOU

    Took About 1 second to cut and past and about 1/2 to run.....

    Monday, June 10, 2013 7:59 PM
  • I tried UpaliW's suggestion of running the following commands (I did both):

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    At the same time, I also followed another suggestion, which was to delete any earlier versions which may be conflicting with Word 2007.  I deleted Word 2003, as well as some older free Microsoft "Viewers" to view Office or Word documents.  I then rebooted, and now I'm able to open Word 2007 right away, using any of the shortcuts I had created anywhere on my computer, without the configuration window opening any more before the main Word program screen opened.  I don't know which solution worked - the running of the commands or the deletion of older programs - but it doesn't matter to me since at least the problem is solved.  Thanks!

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:55 AM
  • Worked like a charm!! Thanks!  Boy that was an irritating problem..

    Monday, June 24, 2013 1:00 PM
  • Thank you so much, this worked. Thank you thank you thank you!!
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:05 PM
  • Worked simply and like a charm!

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:13 PM
  • Works perfectly on my Vista Business with SP2. Thanks!!
    Monday, July 29, 2013 4:41 AM
  • Man you're a genius... How simple and effective can be that "laughing" proposal, renaming that setup...Makes me laugh and cry.... how many hours i spent over internet to find a solution. Obviously yours is so good.  Best regards!

    • Edited by Aaapark Monday, July 29, 2013 8:02 AM Thank You
    Monday, July 29, 2013 8:00 AM
  • Thanks a lot for this MY office 2007 works fine now with that code.
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:28 AM
  • I have Office 2007 running on Windows 7 Starter. Was getting that configuration problem every time i opened word application. This solved my problem .... Thanks a million 
    Saturday, August 03, 2013 12:39 AM
  • If you change the name to "NOSETUP" or whatever you decide, run Microsoft Word, everything will work properly again.  You can then go back to "NOSETUP" , right click, and undo the name change.  It will then revert the file name back to "SETUP" and will keep the fix.  You will be left with the correctly named SETUP file, and will no longer have the configuration issue.  Just an FYI.
    Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:37 AM
  • Thank you!  This did the trick for me.  No longer waiting and waiting just to open Word.
    Monday, August 26, 2013 9:53 PM
  • Thanks a lot. This solution fix my problem of

    Office 2007 Configuration wizard runs every time I start Word Application.

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:24 AM
  • YES!  This worked for me!!   In 2013 can you believe my work won't update Office 2007?  THANK YOU THANK YOU
    Sunday, September 08, 2013 2:42 PM
  • Thank you SO much - this really fixed my problem that I have been dealing with forever - It worked!!!
    Friday, October 11, 2013 12:46 AM
  • Hi David

    Thanks that worked perfectly with Windows 7 as the OS I spent 2 days hunting and was about to give up when I found your post. Thanks so much.

    Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:46 PM
  • It worked for WORD but the EXCEL still displays a error "stdole.tlb" & starts the configuration again!
    What should I do??
    Saturday, November 09, 2013 6:50 AM
  • Works with Win 8 as well. I really need to update to Word 2013...
    Monday, November 11, 2013 10:10 AM
  • Worked for me (Windows 7 office pro 2007), fantastic! Thanks a lot.  :-)

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:29 AM
  • The fix to the problem is very simple as it turns out - simply run the following commands by 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_DWORD /d 1

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    That is it.  Office 2007 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.

    I'm not sure if this fix will work with Windows 7, but I know it works with XP & Vista.

    Hope this helps.

    Perfect. I had to run Regedit and manually enter the value in there but now works like a charm if anyone would like a step by step walk thru to do this email me at Matt71579 @ gmail.com it really did not take that much time.

    Ehhh I will just post it here

    1) type regedit in the search box after hitting the windows button in the bottom left hand side of the screen

    2) Navigate down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER then expand that then expand Software then go down to Microsoft and expand that expand office then expand 12.0 go down to word and expand that and open options

    3)Click edit New and select DWORD32 (32bit) Value

    4) a new item will appear in the box to the left on the main screen and will be labled New Value #1 you need to change this at this time to NoReReg

    5) you need to then doubble click on this new renamed NoReReg sting you put in there and there will be a value in there and should be set to default on 0. You need to change this to 1 leave the base as Hexadecimal

    6) Click okay

    That should do it it worked for me send me a email and let me know if that worked for you.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:10 AM
  • You are a genius! Thank you so much! I was having the same issue and it was driving me crazy! This totally did the trick!!! 
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:41 PM
  • It's worked for me !!!!

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:26 PM
  • This fix works for Windows 8 64 bit the 2007 program, thanks very much
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:36 PM
  • The 2nd command works fine for me. Many thanks! It saves a lot of frustration.

    I use MS Office 2007 in Win7 Home Premium.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:17 AM
  • This Firefigher47 fix

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    works fine for Word 2007 on my two win 7 x64 PCs . Thank very much

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:52 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks....IT`s Worked for me. But want to know why this was happing.

    Thanks

    Gaurav Dixit

    Saturday, December 28, 2013 1:28 PM
  • in my case adding registry entry did the work. Thank you! :)
    Sunday, December 29, 2013 11:39 PM
  • It's criminal what these worthless fucks are allowed to get away with.
    Monday, January 27, 2014 7:52 PM
  • This Firefigher47 fix

    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    works fine for Word 2007 on my two win 7 x64 PCs . Thank very much

    That worked fine for Word. But what about Excel, Powerpoint and the rest of the programs that are in Office 2007. I still get the same problem with them. Do we need to add something to the registry for each one of the programs in Office?
    • Edited by Tommy54 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:04 AM
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:02 AM
  • Thank you so much for this, if this didn't work my next step was to call the Microsoft rep. 

    Thank you again, i was so happy when i was able to open my pages without waiting to reconfigure. 

    Sunday, February 02, 2014 1:46 AM
  • I tried this running Windows 7 ultimate and worked a treat.

    Cheers!

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014 8:23 PM
  • worked perfectly for me,

    for Office 2013 , change the line as  Office\15.0

    thx a lot

    Queenoise


    • Edited by Queenoise Friday, February 21, 2014 11:37 AM
    Friday, February 21, 2014 11:35 AM
  • It worked!  Nothing ever works, but this did!
    Friday, May 09, 2014 3:20 PM
  • Magic. It worked for me. Thanks
    Monday, May 26, 2014 6:51 PM
  • Thank you, it's useful :)
    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7:45 PM
  • Thanks ..... It works 
    Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:32 PM
  • this does work for windows 8/8.1 but when office 2007 enterprise installed it created this reg file by default as a hexidecimal instead of a decimal entry

    if anyone uses this trick on win 8/8.1 make sure it is set as a decimal entry not hexidecimal

    Wednesday, June 04, 2014 6:11 PM
  • Thanks a lot Firefigh(t)er47, your suggested solution fixed my similar problem in a jiff.
    Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:25 PM
  • This worked for me!  Thanks!
    Friday, June 13, 2014 3:57 PM
  • Thanks it works for me also.
    Friday, July 18, 2014 4:16 PM
  • THIS WORKED!!!  After soooooo long of putting up with that annoying install, this finally fixed it.  I love you!
    Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:31 PM
  • Thank you so much. Just wanted to let you know that 4 years down the line on Win 7 you made a frustrated user very, very happy.
    Sunday, August 03, 2014 1:31 AM
  • Hi!

    I'm having this issue with Office 2007 on Win XP. The reg key worked for Word 2007, but unfortunately, Excel 2007 still brings up the installation every time it opens. Anyone else?

    Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:20 PM
  • Thank you David. This solution fixed my problem on the Windows 7. I have both office pro plus 2007 and 2010. 
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:56 AM
  • This absolutely worked for me. Thanks for the help. I tried using Office's fix-it tool, and I tried deleting and restoring the shortcuts. Neither of those solutions worked for me. I guess they worked for others, but...not me.


    As for others not finding an ".exe" file, mine didn't show the .exe either, but it was obvious which icon was the "executing" function in the folder.
    • Edited by Wyett Friday, September 26, 2014 7:09 PM
    Friday, September 26, 2014 7:08 PM
  • Thanks.  Worked for me on Win7Pro-64.

    ---Sal---

    1 hour 28 minutes ago