Office Word 2007 Configures Every Time A Word/Excel Document Opens

All of a sudden, for no apparent reason, every time I want to open a Word or Excel file, the Office Word 2007 Configure Wizard runs.  Why?  And, more importantly, how can I stop it?

I used the 2007 Diagnostics Tool numerous times but it says there is no problems to correct.  I beg to differ.

Can someone tell me how to make it stop configuring?
 

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Last updated January 20, 2019 Views 54,811 Applies to:
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Hi,

Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting the question.

As per the description provided you find the configuration window when you try to open Word or Excel application.

Let me assist you to stop the configuration window when you open Office applications.

 

Which windows operating system do you use (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)?

You may follow the steps to register DWORD value and check if it helps:

 

1. Take a back up the registry before proceeding with the next step. Refer the link on How to back up the registry:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756 (Windows XP)

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry (Windows Vista)

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-the-registry (Windows 7)

 

 

2. Click on Start, Run. (Windows XP and Windows Vista)

    Click on Start, under Search Program and Files (Windows 7)

 

3. Copy and paste the DWORD value (without the quotes) given below to register Office applications Click OK.

 

Following are the DWORD values for Word and Excel applications:

a. Word 2007 “reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1”

b. Excel 2007 “reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1”

 

Restart the computer and check if you are able to open Office applications without the configuration window.

 

I hope the above steps help. If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other Office related issues let us know and we will be glad to assist you.

Thank you.

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This video fixed this issue for me:  https://youtu.be/QxjkuhmdfaI

Running Windows 10 x64

Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\SETUP and renamed to SETUPold and Word opened fine.

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