I am running Microsoft Office Student and Home 2010 with Windows 7. Every time I try to open a word or excel document a Windows installer dialog box opens. Anyone know how the get rid of this? I can't find one for this version. I have had this computer
for over a year and never had an issue until the last two weeks.
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Verify if you have multiple versions of Office installed on the machine.
Try repairing the Office 2010 installation:
Click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Right click Office 2010 > Click Repair.
If Office 2010 is not installed as Click to run or Starter version, try the steps below to open Word in its application safe:
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run > Type 'winword /safe' (Without the quotes and note the space in the command).
If Word opens without the configuration window, try the steps below and add the DWORD for Word:
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run > Type 'reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1' (Without the Quotes).
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Visit the link below for more information on registry back-up:
It sounds like you may have a Windows Access Rights problem, where Windows is not giveng you enough access to save the changes made during installation / activation. Here are some tips to help with that problem; Confirm that access rights are a problem:
Sometimes the problem has been that Windows has had problems granting the right access to files, folders and the registry. The following tips provide some workarounds.
As you go from XP to Vista to Win7 certain operations require higher access rights to perform. These access rights are “higher” than even those granted to the Administrator ID by default. These “elevated” rights are accessed by way of the UAC confirmation
dialog which is invoked when you select to “Run As Administrator”.
In theory, any one of the following tips should work.The process is: run one of the fixes, run each affected Office app, reboot TWICE (sorry, I don’t know why, but there appears to be some “Voodoo” at play here. We do it because it works!)
TWICE (sorry, I don’t know why, but there appears to be some “Voodoo” at play here. We do it because it works!), try the office apps again to confirm the fix worked.
If you run a Setup program without starting the Windows Installer service, you may receive the following error message:
The Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that the windows Installer service is properly registered.
The Windows Installer service does not start if you clear the Load system services check box in the System Configuration utility. To use the Windows Installer service when system services are not loaded, you must start the service
manually. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Click Start , right-click Computer, and then click
Manage. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click
In the console tree, click Services and Applications, and then click
In the details pane, right-click Windows Installer, and then click
Startup - Msconfig.exe – How To Use the System Configuration Tool & All its Awesomeness!