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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.

word2003-01 when starting Word 2003

  image 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_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.

ttfn

David


Posted Sat, Jul 21 2007 4:47 AM by David Overton

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on Sun, Jul 22 2007 9:52 AM

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MikeH wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jul 23 2007 1:45 AM

Genius! My laptop thanks you for this tip, as it was about to be launched out of a 2nd floor window!

Ritesh wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jul 25 2007 9:50 PM

Hi David,

Many thanks for the tip.  I was trying to setup for VSTO and realized that I'll need the 2003 & 2007 versions of office to try out a few of the features.

Had few follow up questions,

1) Can you do this in a common area so as to be applicable to all the 2003 office apps installed ?

2) Will the same registry entry under HKLM, prevent the repair for all users on the system .. ?

3) Also, is the same registry entry applicable for Office 2007 ?

Thanks,

Ritesh

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jul 25 2007 10:17 PM

Ritesh,

I believe it works for all Office Apps, with the possible exception of Access.  I have not tested it yet, but by replacing the word "Word" in the reg string above with "Access" it may well solve it for that application - do you see a problem still with Excel and PowerPoint?

I don't think it works as a HKLM key, so this would need to be applied to each user - Group Policy is a great tool to do this in a network

Once Office 2003 has been told not to re-register itself Office 2007 should not get upset, so you should no longer see this dialog with Office 2007 after it has been run once.

thanks

David

Ritesh wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jul 25 2007 10:41 PM

Hi David,

Right now I only have co-existence for 2003 Word and 2003 Excel with Office 2007.

I did repeat the word registry procedure for excel and it worked correctly.

The questions I asked were more of a curiosity to see if there might be a blanket way of controlling the repair behaviour with 2 versions of office installed.

Thanks,

Ritesh

Ben wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Aug 4 2007 6:05 AM

David,

Im stuck and getting very frustrated. I read your blog uksbsguy.com/.../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-windows.aspx and have a simmilar problem, but your soultion did not solve it unfortatnatly. I am running Vista and have been running office 2007 for some time with no problems. I am now very frustrated with 2007 so i installed 2003 without uninstalling 2007. Then the problems started. I then uninstalled 2007 and have even tried uninstalling 2003 and reinstalling it. when all versions of office were uninstalled, i ran CCLeaner (registry cleaner) and Office Removal Wizzard from the ORK tools. With both versions of Office uninstalled, i have no problems. However once i install just 2003, It comes back. What is happening is anytime i click on anything (i.e. my computer, IE explorer etc...) i get the pop up box, please wait while windows configures microsoft office 2003 Professional.) If i let it run, it goes over and over and over again. if i click cancel 4-5 times very quickly it goes away until the next time i click on something. I currently (somehow got into Outlook but that message pops up a few times before i can do anythig. Sometimes when i actually get into outlook i get the message, MAPI32.dll is missing or corrupt. Not sure if you can help but i would really really apreciate any advise you have. I have spent almost an entire day working on this computer researching the web, technet, microsoft, etc...

Thanks,

Julian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Aug 4 2007 12:51 PM

Okay, my problem is similar, but not exactly the same.  Whenever I try to access "help" from within any application in ffice 2007 (on Vista), the configuration starts running.

Any ideas?

Terrence wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Aug 14 2007 5:24 PM

I tried to add the HKEY as you have indicated but since I have only visio 2003 and visio 2007 co-exist on xp. I changed Word to Visio and checked that the Dword is added in regedit. However this does not work. Each time visio 2003 will still register itself, and so will visio 2007 of course. Any suggestion? Thanks.

trish wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 16 2007 9:51 PM

Hi David,

I only have office 2003 and everytime i start the installer dialog box always appears on the screen worst is when i what to open excel i cannot go through if i will not use word to open it.

Fleming wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 17 2007 3:39 AM

Hi David,

I've run MS Professional Plus 2007 on Vista for a couple of months with no problem . On 15 Aug 07, an update patch from Microsoft was run & installed. Since then, everytime i start any Office programs (Words, Excell, Outlook, etc), the installer dialog box always appears. Even though the programs works with no problem, this dialog box has slowed down my work & i find it very disturbing.

Any help to fix this problem? Thanks

Paulo Moreira wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 17 2007 4:04 PM

Im still getting this issue.

I updated the 2003 instalation with the 2007 enterprise, and now, everytime i open an office aplication the Windows Installer screen appears and i get the configuration screen again. and it takes up to 5 minutes.

I try almost all tips on the net about it. Reinstall office, remove 2003 and later install 2007, reinstall 2007, change registry permissions, and now this tip. but, im still receive the scren all the time.

Any Other sugestion?

Fleming wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Aug 18 2007 7:39 AM

Trish: Your problem apparently not much different from mine. I did a lot of browsing to find the cure & found this link: support.microsoft.com/.../290301 I believe it will solve your problem.  

It can't solve my problem coz it says in the note:

*** NOTE: The Windows Installer Clean Up Utility should not be used to remove the 2007 Microsoft Office System installation information. ***

Any update on this fix for Office 2007, Dave?

Fleming wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Aug 18 2007 8:42 AM

Trish, u may want to look at this link also:

support.microsoft.com/.../265194

Hope it helps

Bana wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Aug 18 2007 9:51 PM

I have vista on my pc. Had office 2007 but didn't like the options so uninstalled it. Now i installed office 2003 on it. It installed i can run it. But every time i open any application office windows installer starts running i have to click on cancel inorder for the application to come up even office application have same issue.

Please help i tried your registry trick didnt help.. please help im so much frustrated..

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Aug 19 2007 7:57 AM

I can't reproduce the problems of Office 2003 only on a system causing the problems.  However if you look at Fleming's reference to support.microsoft.com/.../265194 and modify the registry using the options mentioned in the article with one change.  Where is says HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common change the 9 to 11 for Office 2003 or 10 for Office XP.

Let us know if it works.

thanks

David

Webster Webb wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 12 2007 7:31 PM

I also have had the problem in having the windows installer show up every time I start a Microsoft Office 2000 program.  I went to the Microsoft website as suggested above and followed the instructions - none helped.  But there was a strange step at the very end of the instructions which suggested renaming msaccess.exe to something else - like oldmsaccess.exe - and then run access from the shortcut in your start menu.  The installer would show up - (as usual) but the NEXT time it didn't.  BINGO.

Still Word and Excel had the problem - so I renamed them both to oldexcel and oldwinword.  started each closed each and then restarted each - IT WORKED.

Chris Harrod wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Sep 21 2007 12:44 AM

this is really beginning to piss me off, i have vista home premium and office 2007 enterprise, i have searched high and low for a solution but had no luck. i am plagued with the forementioned dialog boxes and cannot get rid of them, i recently bought a laptop with a trial of office 2007 H&S edition on it and it also contains works 8.5. i need to get rid of these bloody boxes, i do not need to configure office everytime i load it. is there a way to fully irradicate this problem?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Sep 21 2007 7:27 AM

Chris,

1st off, please try and curb your language on my site - I can see you are frustrated, but lets see if I can help.

Which two versions of Office are you running?  Have you tried the fix above?  If you have tried the fix above and have installed all Vista and Office updates from Windows Updates then I will need more information from you.  If that is the case, please separately e-mail me (link at the top of the page - click on my name).

thanks

David

M. B. Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Sep 22 2007 10:01 PM

Hello Mr. David,

I have the same problem as mr Chris Harrod.

Windows Vista Home Premium, I have in my system Works 8.5 and PowerPoint Viewer 2003. It came installed in my system. No other versions installed.  I installed Office 2007 Enterprise and I got the same problem as mr. Chris says.

I run Microsoft Office Diagnostic and got no errors  as  results. I didn't try the fix above because I'm not sure if it works in this situation and I'm afraid of blowing my system up :-)

All the last updates from Microsoft are installed.

I hope you can help. Thank you.

Nascimento

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Sep 23 2007 9:54 AM

Nascimento,

I'm going to ask the same questions - did you run the above fix?  Try replacing the word "word" in the reg line with "PowerPoint" (without the quotes).  The changes above will not in any way blow up your system.

If this does not work, then e-mail me and I will get some more details from you.

thanks

Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Sep 23 2007 12:21 PM

Mr. David,

I tried it and it didn't work.  I'll keep searching...

Thank You

Jeff Lin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 26 2007 3:50 AM

Hey David, I also tried this key, but am using Microsoft Office 2007 Pro Plus, on Microsoft Windows Vista Home 32-bit.

Insertion of the key didn't work, although instead of Office\11.0\ I tried using Office \12.0\ since that was the registry folder my office was using. After doing this, it still didn't work and I'm still continuously seeing the "please wait while windows is configuring..." message when starting up Microsoft Word.

If it helps, when I go directly into the Program Files\Office12\ and open Winword.exe, it opens up immediately without the installer. This applies for Excel and PowerPoint as well. It only happens when I use the Start Menu shortcuts.

Any other suggestions to fix this issue? You may also e-mail me at: <removed>

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 26 2007 4:26 AM

Jeff,

I've e-mailed you offline to check some things.  Once I know more we will publish an answer back to the blog.

ttfn

David

M. B. Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 27 2007 10:35 PM

I did what Jeff Lin said after applaying your sugestion and it works as described by Jeff.... At least for word, the only one I changed then, I think I have to make it to every program from Office.... or not ? ( I'm sorry for my poor english)

Lauren wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Sep 29 2007 2:20 AM

Just a tip... I had the exact problem w/ 2K7 and 2K3 coexisting.  The registry key above did not work initially.  However, when I changed 11.0 to 12.0:

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

It worked without a hitch and got rid of that horrible configuration dialog!

Umang Patel wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Sep 30 2007 9:23 AM

Hey,

I just got a new Dell Laptop with Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I installed MS Office 2007 Enterprise Ed. After installation, every time I tried to start Word, PPT, or Excel from the shortcuts made my installation, Windows Installer pops up (Please wait while it gathers info..). After doing some research, I delete shortcuts, and created new ones from Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office12, and now those work fine while I open any of the three apps. However, when I try to open an existing document, it still pops up!!! It's getting sooo annoying! Any ides? Please reply or e-mail me at patelumang@gmail.com

lauren is a genuis!! wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Oct 4 2007 4:23 AM

thanks so much for that lauren, changing the 11.0 to 12.0 made it work for me as well.  Thanks soooooooooo much.  I am forever gratefull (at least until my xp becomes bloated and I reinstall, only to have the same problem, and forget where I found the sloution).

Elin Rand Nielsen wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Oct 8 2007 11:55 PM

Jubii - that has been pestering me for 7 years.

I still use word 97 for all web-editing. That makes clean code making copy+paste into wysiwyg-editors.

Why didn't I try to fix it earlier????

Mike Williams wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Oct 10 2007 9:53 PM

Wow, I'm trying to find a solution to this issue for days. I'm glad that I'm not alone but it's bad no one found a threat. I'll describe my problem anyway :

Im running Windows Vista Home since it came with my Laptop : Dual core, 2 go of ram. I got Office 2007 on it for a few month and it has always worked fine ! Recently I had to learn Project 2007 for my job so I installed the Pro version of it and than the problem started. The install process went well but when Project launch it goes through the Configuring Process and finally shows a message "There's not enough memory to run..." ?? With more than 1.2gb free ram....

So I decided to uninstall the whole Project and Office Suite, clean the registry and rerun the installation again. Since then, every program shows the configuration screen on launch but finally starts : Outlook, Excel, Word Etc...

- Project never worked on this Vista pc but does on my old p4 3.0 with 512mb of ram running XP.

- Outlook runs the configuration process everytime messages comes in.

- Outlook sometimes show a message about a VBA add-in it can run.

- Word, Excel and Outlook starts fine when opened directly from the WINWORD.exe file in Office12 directory.

- .doc files didn't open by clicking on it until I checked the "Use this program every time"

Doing the NoReReg DWORD resolve the configuration process problem on Word but there's still a 10sec of Office Enterprise configuration process before it opens up.

I've done the uninstall / install process a few times with reg cleaning as well and it didn't help. Hope someone can solve this Office problem, I tried so man theat that didn't work.

Dave : Do you have any idea what my Project Pro 2007 memory problem can be ?

All : If you resolve your Office problem lime mine, please share !

David wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Oct 12 2007 5:28 PM

Followed Lauren's suggestion -

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

Works for all of them except MS Access still brings up that configuration dialog box.

bob wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Oct 12 2007 10:59 PM

same problem the reg fix worked for me (i am using xp pro) but can not fix the access problem any more suggestions?

M. B. Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Oct 13 2007 11:20 PM

Mr. Mike Williams,

Please would you let me know if this fix suggested by Lauren worked to you ?

I have the same problem and the only program I got to work well was word, and even this program I got to open without a problem using a new shortcut I created, as told by mr. Lin.

The usual shortcut doesn't work well.

My system is  Vista as well.

Thank you

Doug Fisher wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Oct 15 2007 11:03 PM

Dear David

Regards the fix for Word 2003 and 2007, I tried replacing 'Word' with 'Visio' but it still shows the EULA.  Any ideas on how to sort this out?

Many thanks

steve wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Oct 18 2007 9:32 AM

My problem is very similar to that as others.

1) i had vista standard with office 2003 installed

2) we upgraded office to office 2007 standard

3) the configuration installer now appears each time when starting word, excel, powerpoint, outlook

4) used the fix by Lauren, now word, powerpoint, excel will start normal, but when starting outlook the config installer still shows for a few minutes and outlook eventually starts. First time round though outlook fires up ok, 2nd time the installer shows. I've run the tool thats on the MS site aswell. Any idea's?

DAVID wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Oct 19 2007 10:33 PM

Hey figured out a good and easy way to fix this problem as mentioned above if you go to program files and click on the appropiate applications exe file it will load without the config screen coming up. so in order to fix the shortcut links in the start menu with vista you need to open up my computer and type the following into the address bar

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

this directory is hidden so once this is open you will also need to open up this window as well

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

once both are open then you need to go into the office 12 folder and left click and drag the .exe files for each of the programs ie  winword.exe msaccess.exe, etc into the other folder that is open.

once you have dragged the .exe files you can then copy the name of the old shortcuts to the new ones and erase the old short cut once this is done the new shortcuts you created will now launch the program without running the configure setup again.

have fun dragging and dropping

dave

Ajay wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Oct 21 2007 3:44 AM

Hi David,

I have installed Office 2007. My problem is that evertime I open Visio 2007, Windows Installer appears and configures. When I close Visio a error report and "so called Solution by Windows Vista Premium" appears which does not work, Do you have a solution for this ?

Ajay

Atif wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Oct 23 2007 6:29 AM

Thanks a lot to providing a solution

Chase wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Oct 26 2007 9:03 PM

This method seems to work very well, with the exception of Access of course. Unfortunately for me, Access is the only program that I care about regarding this problem... The other solutions given in the comments seem to do the trick on their own, but again Access seems to be left out.

If you were to google this problem, you'll find a large amount of people having the same issue. Perhaps it is something Microsoft will patch in the future?

davidghill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Oct 29 2007 8:28 PM

I've tried solutions here but the only thing that workewd for me was, strangely, making new shortcuts from the .exe . However, I am still getting the installer running everytime I download an email. ...That's each email..!   I had a previous install of Office 2003, As far as I can tell that's been uninstalled. Any thoughts.?Thanks   dh

Prasad wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Oct 29 2007 11:17 PM

Hi David,

Firstly thanks for the tips, those have sorted mostly all the installer windows except for Excel, which comes up with a message box with "stdole32.dll". Once i click OK, the main installer window opens and starts installing (god knows what). With Outlook, I get the installer windows (smaller ones) for "every" incoming message, which is kind of annoying.

I am running Vista and Office 2007 standard. I have done the registry edits and the renewed the shortcuts.

Cheers

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Oct 31 2007 11:40 PM

I have checked internally on the Access issue - this is more complex than just a registry key - actual config changes take place when you switch between them.  This is being investigated and a fix is expected... just not yet :-)

Dungeon wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Nov 4 2007 12:42 PM

Hai

I have the problem when i start outlook 2007 word is working oke

What can i do  to fix the problem for outlook 2007

greetz Dungeon

M. B. Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 6 2007 9:35 AM

Thank you for taking your time to help us.

If I understood it well Microsoft is aware of these issues. I hope they can fix them. I was intending to send an e-mail to the support, but since it is already known I don't think I should.

My Groove isn't working. I have no clue.

Legba wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 7 2007 2:56 PM

I have the Visio 2007 problem: I start it and it launches first the small installer windows, soon it's done and I can use it.

and also the Project 2007 problem, it launches the big quadrangular installer window, the one typical of Office installation, it says it needs to configures Project, I noticed it's a loop suicidial procedure, cos if I have a normal Windows Vista configuration it tells me, after two cycles of the bar filling up, that my memory is finished; if I close everything and try to free as much memory as possible, it does three cycles and says the same error about the memory. So I guess even 100 cycles wouldn't solve the problem.

This two problem are very different. Microsoft cannot selle software at 600 euros that are plagued with these defects.

Please help me out....

Legba wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 7 2007 6:59 PM

I FOUND IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[moderated by uksbsguy ] www.larmib.com/selfhelp.aspx?articleID=21&kbID=1

This link turns of much of the security in the registry and BREAKS peoples systems - I have left it here so no-one can accuse me on censorship, but I personally consider it bad and people have had to rebuild their PCs after using it.  I've checked the commands and all they do is allow anything in your user to write all over the registry.  This is not a need of Office and it means that another program is causing both a security and an Office issue

It worked on both issues!!!!

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 7 2007 7:01 PM

These fixes do NOT fix the issue in Outlook for Office 2007.  Each time outlook starts you get the config screen. You can cancel this config screen or not, then outlook runs ok, but the config screen will not dissapear. By the way, I think this issue is due to one of the Office Updates because it didn't start for me until I ran the techConnect beta of SP1 for Office 2007. prior to that I had not installed any updates to office at all.  All my other parts of Ofc 2007 run fine without any config screen.

steve wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 8 2007 11:29 AM

I followed the directions detailed in this blog, but my outlook kept reinstalling or giving me an error MSVCR80.DLL is missing. If i replaced it it then gave another error. However i have now cured my problem, my system has the acer e security stuff on it. I followed the directions below. Rebooted my system and all was ok. I have done this now on 5 machines and all work ok.

In step 3 the addin refer's to acer edata security,you may have a few others, just leave them alone. If you don't have the edata security in your setup then this probably wont help you.

Anyway , best of luck

steve

1. open the regsitry editor

2. got key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\

3. Locate the add-in

4. set the LoadBehavior to 0

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 8 2007 3:13 PM

Legba, you are my hero!!!!!  It finally worked. Thanks so much!!  Now Outlook opens correctly!!!  

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 8 2007 4:59 PM

Legab, you aren't my hero afterall :(

Well after reboot, my vista system was borked. many services wouldn't start, no restore points were accessible and I couldn't repair it. had to ghost back to an earlier date. So Outlook problem remains.  Still need a solution.  Is it possible that that fix could be scaled back to only effect Office stuff only?

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 8 2007 4:59 PM

Legab, you aren't my hero afterall :(

Well after reboot, my vista system was borked. many services wouldn't start, no restore points were accessible and I couldn't repair it. had to ghost back to an earlier date. So Outlook problem remains.  Still need a solution.  Is it possible that that fix could be scaled back to only effect Office stuff only?

davidghill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Nov 10 2007 6:49 PM

Ive just done the Legba solution. Seems to work fine. but I haven't rebooted yet. now im scared to.

davidghill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Nov 11 2007 2:18 PM

well - rebooted and yes loads of services like sound and graphics driver not loading.. couldn't even read from a cd. I went to a restore point and that did work. and back to that installer window popping up with every email sent or received. So near yet so far. Indeed, as Alan, says is there not a solution in here somewhere?

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Nov 12 2007 7:06 PM

Yes the above method did fix the outlook config situation, well, that is before the system became unusable. So the theory is correct somehow in that fix, but the fix must go too deep and messes with things that have nothing to do with the problem.  Hopefully someone will figure this out in a safe way.  For now I have to cancel config each time I start Outlook in order to be able to use it.  Too bad M$ can't support this issue, huh . . ..

davidghill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 14 2007 8:00 AM

Ive given up on using Outlook for now. I'm using the free Mozzilla Thunderbird email client till there's a fix for this. Feels rough after installing such an expensive load of MS office and OS software. Maybe Office 2007 SP1 will fix it. Hmmmm

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 14 2007 4:36 PM

Actually SP1 is what caused my outlook config issue to begin with, and there was no uninstall for the SP1 beta that I could find.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Nov 19 2007 4:05 PM

[:'(] to Big Smile

So you have reached the end and don't think you have a solution yet.  This is what I need you to do:

e-mail me

I will then ask for some more information and we can see whether together we can solve the issue.

thanks

David

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 20 2007 3:44 PM

Thanks, and done.  (fingers crossed)

Nunny wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Nov 24 2007 9:30 PM

OFFICE 2007 WORD FIX

ok guys ,this fix is strickly for solving the "instal/configuration loop"  that happens every time you start MS

OFFICE 'WORD 2007' .  Vista tested. As you know editing the registry can damage your system ,so take

precations.

First ,you need to make a new shortcut on the desktop ,

so right click the desktop /New/Shortcut and browse to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

\WINWORD.EXE" ,click next and give a new name e.g 'Working Word' and click finish. Right click the new

shortcut just made ,properties/compatibility tab /show setting from all users/ and tick Run this program as

an administrator /apply /ok / tick run this program as an administrator /apply /ok

click Start / Run (or hit Windows + R) and type REGEDIT into the Run dialog box and hit Enter.

Once within the registry, click the + to expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder

Scroll down and locate the Software folder and expand

Then Microsoft folder and expand

Then Office folder and expand

Then 12.0 folder and expand

Then Word folder and expand

Then click Options folder

With the Options folder selected ,click Edit > New > DWORD Value(32 or 64 depending on your OS)

This will insert a new registry key into the Options folder. This new key needs to be renamed ,so carefully type

the following as the name, exactly as shown:  "NoRereg" ,without quotes.

Then Hit the Enter

Now double click this new key to open it. The dialog box below will display. The Value data will read 0 by

default. Change that setting to the number 1 and click OK to accept that value.

Then close the registry ,and try starting WORD.

This works for word 2007 only ,it seems that somehow there are two versions of MS Office 2007 on my

system ,and when you start an office application the install/configuration pops up trying work out which is

default and loops. This reg key is left over from when they were designing Office 2003 ,but left it unavailable ,it simply tells Word to not bother checking if it is the default Word program(in instances of you having multiple installations of Office) .The 'new shortcut' trick seems to also work for POWERPOINT,ONENOTE & PUBLISHER,  

it also stops the install/config loop for OUTLOOK at start but not for each email(wot a joke MS, i use

windows mail instead) .Excel starts but still has the "stdole32.tlb" problem then goes to configure ,but i just

cancel and Excel starts pretty quick .I hope this helps anybody who was suffering a massive delay when trying

to start WORD 2007 .It should also work  the same for XP machines and OFFICE 2003 problems. I dont use ACCESS.

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Nov 26 2007 4:23 PM

Nunny, this did not fix my Outlook config problem. Outlook is the only program I have issues with. I placed the reg entry in both word and outlook and it didn't help, so I still need an Outlook fix.  Boy, this really sucks . . .   :(

Alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Nov 26 2007 4:55 PM

By the way, running outlook with /safe tag doesn't help.

Brandon St.Rose wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Dec 2 2007 12:31 PM

nice tip but it didnt work for me.. my problem is with outlook, it pops up the windows installer asking for the visual studio CD.

Kevin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Dec 4 2007 3:06 PM

We are having a user experience this while working in Sharepoint.  Every time they click on pretty much anything in Sharepoint, they get this installer.  It is only on the screen for a couple of seconds and then goes away.  We are running office 2003, but do have Sharepoint Designer 2007 also installed on that machine.  The OS is Vista Business.  How do I know which application is causing this?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Dec 6 2007 11:07 PM

Kevin - have a look at support.microsoft.com/.../929360

ttfn

David.

Remember that you can request a hotfix via e-mail.

Phil wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Dec 12 2007 6:15 PM

I am having the same problem. Everytime I open any office 2007 product minus Outlook 2007 it wants me to re-install/reconfigure it. I have tried all of you solutions but noene work for me. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

MOSS is my middle name wrote התקנת Office 2003 + Office 2007 על אותו מחשב - היילכו שניים יחדיו?
on Wed, Dec 12 2007 9:30 PM

הטוב, הרע והמכוער מתקיני Office 2007 מתחלקים ל- 3 קבוצות: &quot;הטובים&quot; - אלו שפשוט התקינו Office

VLASTA PASTA wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Dec 19 2007 6:09 PM

I´m just wondering how many people experienced this, cause I had the same trouble with VISTA and office 2007. Why we had to do all of this? Isn´t it MICROSOFT job? It´s weird that I had to went trough all of this things to solve this problem.  I also want to thank to all of you for helping me!

alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Dec 19 2007 7:23 PM

rename setup.exe to .old in this folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

and try again.

Gerry wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Dec 20 2007 4:43 AM

Itried all the fixes listed. None of them worked. I even tried installing out look separate rom office 2007 enterprise and the only thing different is now it tries to configure outlook and not office enterprise.

Ken wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Dec 22 2007 6:39 PM

Nice blog and comes up to the top of every Google search I have tried :)

I have Outlook 2007.  I get this dialog every time I get a new email.  I also get it when I initiate some of the other Office 2007 elements like Word.  I tried your registry edits to no avail.

The plot sickens actually.  When I install Office 2007 SP1, I not only get the annoying "Configuring Office 2007" small box but I also will get the larger (and longer) box.  I must have uninstalled and reinstalled 5 times yesterday with different ideas.  I followed one lengthy process on Microsoft;s site on how to manually uninstall.  Didn't help.

When I installed this AM, I checked the "Run from Computer" options.  I did NOT install SP1 but I still get the small boxes every time I read an email.

I would SERIOUSLY appreciate someone's help.  I would even ditch Office but I really do need it for too many things.  Thanks alot.

Michael wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Dec 24 2007 9:04 AM

I had he same problem which I had to use these combination to get rid off "Configuring" pop up everytime I start office apps:

1. Apply registry fix as suggested on this post on all office apps

2. Recreate the start menu using method described above

3. Remove/rename setup.exe on

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller  to fix excel 2007.

but I am still getting stdole32.tlb pop up.

alan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Dec 27 2007 3:00 PM

I think the only real fix for this is to reinstall windows and then office 2007. This must be related to some deep or hidden registry error or corrupted file that appears to be extremely hard to pin down.  My advice is to not apply any patches or sp1 to office until they find (if ever) the root cause of this.

This last post in this link makes sense to me re: the stdole32 error:  www.pcreview.co.uk/.../thread-1052421.php

six wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Dec 28 2007 10:21 PM

hey guys, this is happening to me with excel,

running xp with 2007 installed, word seems fine and outlook is ok, only give me the configuration screen everytime i run excel, none of the above seems to have worked?

suggestions?

thankyou.

six

davidghill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 4 2008 12:50 PM

Just unistalled Office 2007 and returned to Office 2003. Problem got worse. Constantly cycling the installer. I've had to now uninstall all Office software. A lamentable state of affairs that this prob persists.

Ken wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 4 2008 7:21 PM

I PREFER Outlook but sadly I had to convert to Thunderbird.

Eric wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jan 10 2008 1:11 AM

I have Windows VISTA but running Office 2003  sp2 Whenever I poen my e-mail i get into a loop . "Configuring Outlook". Over and over it appears and I am unable to cancel out unless I turn off the computer

I tried to uninstall Office 2003 but it will not let me. My intent was to reload the software. If I put the disk in I get a meesage Office 2003 already loaded.

Mike Coleman wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 11 2008 6:42 PM

Cheers David! This was a great fix and enabled to use both versions of Office successfully. Take Care and Thank You!

davidghill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 13 2008 12:52 PM

Well I finally took the plunge. .. Reinstalled Vista and Office 07... and all the rest of my programs. What a bore... but it worked.  So I guess that's it for me. We may never know why the World leader OS and Office software company lets this happen. amazing.

Daniel Alvarez wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jan 17 2008 4:18 AM

Thank you very much!!!! Great Web Site Owen!!, its allways uplifting to know about people that are willing to share this kind of info just for the Joy of benefeting others!!! I wish this philosophy would stick in my country, sadly it does not as ofthen as other countries.

PS the Solution for me was your Registfry command in your first section I have office 2007 installed and it worked fine!!

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

Rod Robertson wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 20 2008 5:56 PM

Thanks so much.  This solved the problem!

Dan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 22 2008 12:40 AM

I have vista home premium and office 2003.  Evertime I open any office app I get the "accept" end user agreement.  What can I do to get rid of this appearing?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 22 2008 7:30 AM
Adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 27 2008 2:32 PM

Im having that stdole32.tlb issue when opening excel has anybody figures out a better way to fix the issue besides reformatting.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 28 2008 9:16 AM

Adam,

I need support cases for this to try to solve it - could you e-mail me (address at the top of the page).  Also, could you share with me which country you are in (it is much easier for me to help if you are in the UK)

thanks

David

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 28 2008 9:18 AM

Another thing that could be tested is if this is a personal PC (i.e. the PC is not part of a business domain) is to create a new user and see if the same issues occur for that new user - if it does not then it narrows down where the problem could be.

thanks

David

Rob Johnson wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 28 2008 5:20 PM

Any news on the Access fix?  I've got everything running smoothly apart from 03 and 07 Access trying to reconfigure themselves.  

TTFN

Adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jan 30 2008 1:28 AM

I created another account it does the same thing in that account.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jan 31 2008 6:20 AM

Adam,

What country are you in - I'd like to get you a in touch with our support people to diagnose the issue - you need to e-mail me at the address above.

thanks

David

Boyd R wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Feb 1 2008 10:47 PM

[moderated by admin]

You can always do what this suggests, however others using this blog have found serious issues afterwards.  To explain what the commands using subinacl do is remove all protection from your systems registry - aka you "main configuration and information store" for ALL programs as well as the operating system.

It also means that while you are logged in - as administrator - any rogue piece of software can modify this information store - install a new application to run, steal data, add a "key logger" to send your bank details to someone else or many other things.  If there is a problem with the way the registry is set up and something is causing the errors you are seeing - removing all security is a dangerous way to fix it - why was it not being allowed to work - should it have been doing what it was trying to do?

I have asked before - if you are seeing issues like this, e-mail me and I will get a support call raised for free on this - I need to know which country you are in and how to contact you.

Now, feel free to try this at your own risk... look at people who have tried this before on this site though - many had to rebuild their PCs from scratch

I may have a solution to all this - as I have had the same problems experienced here- loading Office 2007 over the top of Office 2003- then Windows installer popping up as soon as you open Outlook or MS access - driving me to insane. Then i installed Adobe Acrobat 8 Pro - and the windows installer problems happened with that- so after looking at the adobe Forum i followed the instructions  that are listed under "Lux Gog - 2:49pm Jan 18, 08 PST (#34 of 36) " on this page : www.adobeforums.com/webx and even though i have not re-installed anything -not only is my Acrobat problem  solved but Outlook now opens, MS Access opens , Excel opens - all with NO INSTALLERS - all are fixed . There has to be some major flaw in default registry permissions set up by the vanilla Vista install ... Its goes without saying that you should back up your registry before doing this- which is what this guy advises.

Adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Feb 2 2008 12:41 PM

I am from Canada. I have already Emailed You

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Feb 2 2008 12:48 PM

Adam,

Thanks for the e-mail - I'm awaiting another support code so that I can get you support too.  While this won't always happen - I'm keen to address the two most common complaints:

1) Installer always appears

2) Error relating to stdole32.tlb

thanks

David

Boyd R wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Feb 2 2008 1:10 PM

Ah i did not really fully understand the security issues- so thanks for pointing that out . Have i now laid myself open to the attacks you mention, even though i have Norton Protection center running with its Firewall ?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Feb 2 2008 3:55 PM

Boyd,

The short answer is Yes - personally I would see if a system rollback restored the directory security.  Otherwise an in-place upgrade might work too :-)

I'll blog about security too since you have asked about it - I will put the link on here.

ttfn

David

Adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Feb 3 2008 8:32 PM

well if there is anything else you need from me to help with just ask

M. B. Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Feb 5 2008 2:01 PM

I sent an e-mail to you (30.09.2007)  but no answer... :-(

I bet you're quite busy. And I do understand it and I'm glad you're trying to help us.

Please let me know the sort of information you need.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Feb 5 2008 5:18 PM

M.B.

I seem to have lost your mail (I get 2-500 a day, so sometimes some for the blog get deleted by mistake).

Thanks

David

xgman wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Feb 5 2008 7:35 PM

Can I ask why Microsoft has not responded with a real fix for this issue?

M.B Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 6 2008 4:48 PM

Hello Mr. Davi,

I'm really curious to know if there are any chances of getting these programs to work without any traumatic procedures like restoring the laptop to factory settings.

It had XP before and I got the upgrade to Vista for free from HP. I think I would mess it up if I try to get it running factort settings( so as it was sold), because during the upgrade to Vista I notice they  updated the Bios. I don't  want to get in trouble with this Bios stuff.

I would like to know if there are a fix to it.

Just, please , let us know what info is usefull to get it sorted.

I run a Vista Premium  and I installed Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!

HW wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 7 2008 6:28 PM

I've try to fix this problem.... and without any results :o(

And today your advices help me to solve this problem !!!!!

Thks  guys :o)

Henri Willox

Conakry (Rep of Guinea)

Adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Feb 10 2008 8:34 PM

Anything new about the stdole issue

Justin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Feb 10 2008 9:23 PM

This worked well for me. However, I had to change my version to 12.0 instead of 11.0, as 11.0 did not exist in the registry.

Running Office 2007, on Vista.

Samuel Guzman wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 13 2008 12:36 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I spent good money on Office 2007 but I kept having this re-install error every time I would start it up. It made the software unusable. I searched the internet on and off literally for months, and I found no solution. I found lots of others complaining of the same problem, but no one had an answer. Finally, I came across your blog discussing this issue. I have never had Office 2003 on my computer, so I thought that this fix would be a long shot. I figured it was worth a try, though. I tried it and it worked! Fantastic. Thank you so much for this fix. We need to get the word out about it so other people with this problem can get if fixed.

Fred wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 14 2008 1:06 AM

After reading through this forum I noticed someone mention that this only happens with the shortcuts generated when the software was installed. So I deleted the shortcuts and then navigated to the folder where the office files were located on the program files and created new shortcuts and the issue was resolved. I am running office 2007 on windows vista.

Chander wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 7 2008 8:13 PM

Just wanted to inquire if any solution has come out regarding the install box when switching between different versions of Access on the same computer.

Thanks

Ray wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 7 2008 10:57 PM

Thank you I also had the same problem opening a word document from an email. I have Office 2003 & Office Home and Student 2007 on my computer.

The fix works   Thank you! Thank you!

Harold Delkj wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Mar 8 2008 4:25 PM

I have the "Reconfigure" problem with Outlook only (so far) and am not sure which of these fixes applies to me ... or can a support call be made to MS to resolve. Seems to go into a 3-4 time loop and then run ok. Same when running OL from exe or from shortcut. I am in US. hhdelk@gmail.com

Mary Ann wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 14 2008 7:11 PM

Dear David,

I can't thank you enough for this resolution to this problem.  I work from home and having this issue with every file I open was putting me over the edge.

Many thanks from the other side of the pond.

Don wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Mar 18 2008 6:23 PM

I am having this same issue with MS Outlook 2007 and Vista Ultimate.  It's a brand new, Factory Reset version.  Load Office 2007.  Outlook goes into the infinite "configuration" loop.

I wonder if a Vista Reinstall, rather than just accepting the factory settings, would solve this issue?

I can email you more details if you need.  Thanks for the great and helpful site.  I am from Canada, by the way

Chris wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Mar 25 2008 12:48 AM

About half way up this page.

alan said:

rename setup.exe to .old in this folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

and try again.

And that worked for me.    And it seemed like no-one either tried it or replyed to it.

Jono wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Mar 27 2008 12:01 AM

I tried that, but office keeps putting that file back in there after I rename it.

This problem is a pain, as I have 500 out of 1000 machines at the school I work at doing it. And the problem is some machines are getting old and are taking 10 minutes to do this stupid configuration thing.

Why hasn't microsoft made a fix yet?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Mar 27 2008 1:08 AM

Jono,

Something is causing the problem - why not make a quick call to Microsoft to get it diagnosed?  Often it is a combination of MS & 3rd party applications that cause this error.  Let us all know how you get on with this.

thanks

David

Laurie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 28 2008 7:07 PM

I work at a public library that needs to provide both Word 2002 and 2007 for our public users. That dialog box that comes up when switching back and forth between them has been driving me (and everyone else) batty. I just saw your fix, tested it out on one of the 'frozen' hard drives (replacing Office 11.0 with 10.0, since we're using 2002 instead of 2003) and it worked like a charm. You, my friend, are a freakin' genius. Excuse me while I go thaw out a couple of dozen computers and work your magic on them. Thanks!  Laurie  BTW - we're running XP Pro

Katie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Mar 29 2008 2:19 PM

I'm having the same stdole32.tld problem as Adam with Exel Plus & Outlook come up with error: "Operation failed because of a registry or installation problem"  

Runny Office 2007, on vista.

installed Office 2003 & since then been having problems.

Tried the HKEY but didn't fx it

Gareth wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 11 2008 12:52 PM

Hello David,

I have monitored your blog off and on for some time now hoping to find a solution to my Office 2007/Vista 64 problem, the ubiquitous 1) rolling re-setup  2) stbdole322 error.  For me in Office Excel 2007 only.  

A few months back having tried every suggested fix from your own site and numerous others I succeeded in getting and telephone and remote shared-access help from MS Support.  Prejudices aside, I have to say they were amazingly thorough and generous in the level of support they gave me (at no cost to me) which included several lengthy telephone sessions during some of which they shared control over my machine remotely. Over a period of a week or two three or four different support personnel/engineers spent 2-3 hours on my case. This included giving me a new programme and key to download.  Believe me they were determined to solve this issue and I was delighted to work along with them, in anticpation of nailing this problem once and for all.  

The outcome? No solution was found. They simply admitted they didn't know how to solve this one. They finally asked me to re-install Vista and my Office Small Business Suite.   I haven't done this yet but do intend to do it within the next two weeks when I will have a window of opportunity to rebuild my software.  My registry was such a mess in the end that I had to roll it back a couple of weeks to get productive again.

I share with your many readers a sense of frustration not to say incredulity that MS cannot get their own programme to work correctly on their own OS. What did I do to my registry in the first place that caused these errors to appear? It all worked fine at the start when I built my PC.  It all went pear-shaped when I re-installed Office to try and make a small problem go away Word 2007 wouldn't access online Help) . One clue MS gave me pointed to having the downloadable Trial version of Office 2007 on my system first. So whereas I've never had any earlier versions of Office on this machine it maybe finds remnants of the Trial version.  In concluding, there are several apps on my PC that when I go to start them Office tries to set itself up again as well or instead! Can you beat that?

So, yes, a full reinstall awaits and would have probably saved me countless hours of troubleshooting.  At least, I hope ....  

M.B. Nascimento wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Apr 13 2008 5:25 PM

I just did what I feared to do.

I re-installed the system. I let the Norton  as last.

M. S. Office 2007 Enterprise works now as it should and I'm very glad.

Thanks to the sugestions from someone above.

Suzanne wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 15 2008 9:55 PM

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I cannot tell you how much time I spent searching MS KB articles, news groups, tech support and google...... I could not find a solution to turn off that danged installer. You saved my day. Thanks again!

Suzanne

GiovanniPanzani wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 17 2008 7:01 PM

Hi,

This is what I've just done and this seems to work ok (at least for the time being...)

1) Go to the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

2) run setup.exe (ie click on setup)

3) the you get a menu that asks you if you want to repair Office, say yes

Then reboot

Gareth wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 18 2008 11:07 AM

PROBLEMS SOLVED! As mentioned above I have now completed my Vista 64 re-install along with Office 2007 Small Business Ed.  It all went smoothly and all the problems I had (see above) simply went away.  

My OS now boots to Windows in about 25% of the time it did before. Yes, in about 1 min. Hey, I should have done this long ago. The hours wasted on troubleshooting!!?  Re-installing is not frustrating - only time-consuming.  Even a pleasure. I am left with the conclusion that I must have savaged my Vista installation somewhere along the line. It is now good to be enjoying Vista again!!  Long may it last.

But then ....

Warm greetings

Gareth

Adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Apr 20 2008 1:56 PM

Hello

I was having the Stbdole issue using excel and other issues. And one moring I woke up and it was gone everything works fine now. Weird huh? Well thanks for your help anyway.

Adam

Happy Contrails wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 22 2008 10:55 AM

Just to add my bit - - I'm running Vista 64 Home Premium and Office 2007 Pro and both the Windows installer followed by the Office configuration program started when an Office application was opened.

The fix:

Follow Dave: press Windows Key & enter:  reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

That stops the configuration program for Word - repeat for other Office apps by changing Word for PowerPoint etc.

Open the Office application from its installation directory and not from the programs menu in Windows & it'll start fine.

celticchrys wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 25 2008 4:10 PM

I"m on Windows VistaI Enterprise 32 bit, and had the same problem.  As mentioned by others, if I use the shortcuts that were created when I upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2007, then I get the configuration dialog every time.  However, if I navigate directly to the program file and click it or create a new shortcut, then it runs just fine.

celticchrys wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 25 2008 4:48 PM

Actually, I spoke too soon.  Replacing the shortcuts only worked for some of the office apps.  I tried the registry fix above, also did not work.  More about my situation:  I have Vista Enterprise and upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2007 Premium.  I am _not_ trying to run both at the same time, and I still get the configuration window when trying to run any Office app.  They stay on screen for at least 10 minutes.  Now trying to completely remove office and re-install then try the various solutions listed here again.

Bamboozeled wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Apr 28 2008 5:26 AM

Well, I'm at a lost. I'm running Vista 64 bit with Project and Visio 2007 and with Project 2007, I get the looping configuring installer and with Visio, I get the configuring for the first time dialogue box which whenever I cancel it at least goes into the application. Project on the other hand at some point tells me that I run out of memory.

I don't know what else to do or what fix is out there for this. Really really irritated. Anyone else can help with this specifically for a 64 bit machine?

Bryce wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, May 2 2008 12:25 PM

Hi, I'm having the same problem as Ben:

Please help as it makes my computer almost unusable and, the only way to stop it is to uninstall, but when i reinstall it just makes the popup boxes when i try to open ANYTHING, like Word, Explorer, Control Panel, Firefox....Anything!

"Im stuck and getting very frustrated. I read your blog uksbsguy.com/.../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-windows.aspx and have a simmilar problem, but your soultion did not solve it unfortatnatly. I am running Vista and have been running office 2007 for some time with no problems. I am now very frustrated with 2007 so i installed 2003 without uninstalling 2007. Then the problems started. I then uninstalled 2007 and have even tried uninstalling 2003 and reinstalling it. when all versions of office were uninstalled, i ran CCLeaner (registry cleaner) and Office Removal Wizzard from the ORK tools. With both versions of Office uninstalled, i have no problems. However once i install just 2003, It comes back. What is happening is anytime i click on anything (i.e. my computer, IE explorer etc...) i get the pop up box, please wait while windows configures microsoft office 2003 Professional.) If i let it run, it goes over and over and over again. if i click cancel 4-5 times very quickly it goes away until the next time i click on something. I currently (somehow got into Outlook but that message pops up a few times before i can do anythig. Sometimes when i actually get into outlook i get the message, MAPI32.dll is missing or corrupt. Not sure if you can help but i would really really apreciate any advise you have. I have spent almost an entire day working on this computer researching the web, technet, microsoft, etc."

PLEASE HELP!

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, May 2 2008 1:25 PM

Bryce,

e-mail using the link at the top of the page - tell me the country you live in and assure me that this is a personal system and not a work system and I will see what I can do to get you access to the support desk.

Thanks

David

kent wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, May 7 2008 8:42 AM

hi david,

its nice knowing you.

i m running vista home premium.

i was having office 2007 trial, once expired i uninstalled and installed another version of 2007, now since then i am having this problem... whenever i start word , excel installer startS and in excel it says stdole32.tlb cannot be loaded

i was having frontpage 2003 and office 2007... due to this problem i uninstalled both and then cleaned everything with registry cleaner and then again installed office 2007.. still same problem... i have not yet installed frontpage 2003..

this is very frustrating as its affects my work a lot and wastes time..

i will be very happy if you can give me your valuable suggestion to solve this problem...

thanks a million in advance.

G-SuS wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, May 8 2008 6:22 PM

I´ve tried everything there is on the web to fix the problem. I´ve spent 2 days installing, and reinstalling, i cant believe the solution was so simple!!

bill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 12 2008 10:55 PM

I just installed Officel 2007 Standard on my Vista 32 bit machine. Your fix for word worked. Then the problem started with Excel. I changed Word to Excel in your script and that didn't work.

Colin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 2 2008 1:40 PM

Hi, quickly ran through this link but can't seem to find an answer to my problem, I had office 2003 on the machine and upgrade to office 2007, unfortunately I need to be able to use word 2003 as my clinical system that we use isn't word 2007 friendly and any mail merge documents even if saved in 2003 format won't work

Tried to re-install just the word element bu it keeps stating that another version is already installed and won't let me install word 2003 along side of 2007

is there a way round this? thanks

MAD Wolf wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 4 2008 1:57 AM

Hi David:

For sure, I have the same problem; with ALL office 2007 applications; I can live with that ; but I need to fix my

outlook 2007

please help

I have Vista

many thanks for ur help  

Thanet wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 4 2008 6:13 AM

Hi, David

I have problem same solution,

System use ;

- Windows Vista

- Office Enterprise 2007

all system OK and Working, But

i install MS Office Frontpage 2003 (Full install from CD), After install it. have dialog box for "Windows Installer" running up at start any programs and anything. on dialog box show  "Please wait while Windows Configures Microsoft Office Frontpage 2003"

I try fix problem from comment, but same problem.

Pleaes help me,

Thank you, David

Marty wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 6 2008 6:00 AM

Great Blog.  Your suggestion worked perfectly for word 2007, but not for excel 2007.  Any suggestions?

Is this what the registry line should be:

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

Bonda wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jun 8 2008 5:06 AM

Hi Folks..I am getting the update dialog for MS Office Visio Professsional 2003. Can anyone help me get rid of it?

Thanks,

Bonda

Phil Brighton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jun 8 2008 7:42 PM

TOP MAN THANKYOU SO SO MUCH

DAVID SAID

Hey figured out a good and easy way to fix this problem as mentioned above if you go to program files and click on the appropiate applications exe file it will load without the config screen coming up. so in order to fix the shortcut links in the start menu with vista you need to open up my computer and type the following into the address bar

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office

this directory is hidden so once this is open you will also need to open up this window as well

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12

once both are open then you need to go into the office 12 folder and left click and drag the .exe files for each of the programs ie  winword.exe msaccess.exe, etc into the other folder that is open.

once you have dragged the .exe files you can then copy the name of the old shortcuts to the new ones and erase the old short cut once this is done the new shortcuts you created will now launch the program without running the configure setup again.

Ken wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 10 2008 1:52 AM

David, I have Vista Home Premium from the original trial version.  After it expired, I purchased it and Office 2007 Pro.  Excel 2007 and Word 2007 both open properly with no install/configuration issues.  Each time that I open Access 2007 I get the install/configure problem.  I tried your last suggestion, but two things happened. When  I tried to drag the .exe to the other folder a message said that I could not place a shortcut here.  I placed the shortcut on the desktop and when I tried to execute it.  I got the same install/configure problem.  I then followed up on the suggestion referred to above February 1, 2008 10:47 PM by Boyd R regarding "Lux Gog - 2:49pm Jan 18, 08 PST (#34 of 36)"  Although, that post refers to Vista, the link does not.  While it seems to be a resonable solution, I am afraid to do it.  Have I just done something wrong in trying to follow your instructions or is there a step left out?  This old geezer would surely appreciate your help.  Thanks, Ken

Ken Owen wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 11 2008 9:06 PM

Regarding : Phil Brighton said:

TOP MAN THANKYOU SO SO MUCH

DAVID SAID

June 8, 2008 7:42 PM

I tried the creating new shortcut mentioned above and it did not work for me.  Each time that I enter Access 2007, Office 2007 Professional  goes through the configuration process.  My Emachine came with Home and Student Premium  trial version installed.  I let the trial period elapse.  Later purchased Office 2007 Upgrade Professional.  All seemed to work ok, except Access causing Office 2007 Pro continually configuring.  I spent the day yesterday on the phone with Microsoft support fellow in India whose accent was difficult for an old fellow to understand.  We completely(?) removed Office 2007 and reinstalled.  Did not fix the problem.  I am not at all comfortable with making changes to the registry, so will only attempt this with someone holding my hand.  Microsoft is supposed to call me back this afternoon to see if their efforts panned out.  They may try a little more, but will likely hand me off to the guys that charge for help.  I don't know if this is relevant or not, but thought that I would mention the following.  When we reinstalled Office 2007, the Start Menu shortcuts for Excel, Word, Windows Mail, and Outlook appeared above the line in Bold print, But Access did not appear.  However, they do all appear in the Microsoft Office folder below the line.  Does this tell you anything?  Does this indicate that Access did not install in the same manner as Excel, Word, etc.?  I sure could use some help in resolving this problem.  I have entered this in your Leave a Comment section, because I don't know how to participate in this blog.  

Ken Owen wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 13 2008 6:50 AM

I spent more time with Microsoft today and they handed me off to their Access Department.  I am supposed to hear from them tomorrow.  Right now I do not have much confidence that they will properly solve the problem.This might interest you--They went to Control Panel and tried to change Office 2007 Professional.  They tried to select Access to run all on this computer.  It would not activate.   I am telling you this from memory, because the (maybe) solution that I found disables Office12 setup and with it disabled, I cannot duplicate the steps to illustrate the above.  

However performing the following seems to have provided a workaround for Access causes reconfigure of Office 2007 each time Access is started.  Workaround Solution below:

C: \Program Files>Common Files>microsoft shared>OFFICE12>Office Setup Controller>SETUP.exe change to SETUPold.exe

If later, you have the need to utilize the configure; change SETUPold.exe back to SETUP.exe  Do whatever you need to and then kill it again.

I tried the suggestion from  GiovanniPanzani's post above april 17, 2008 and it did not work for me.  So I guess that for the time being I am stuck with the workaround.  As far as I can see, this does eliminate the problem of executing Access causing Office Professional 2007 to configure.  I hope this is helpful.  I found the basis for this workaround at the following site, but for a slightly different problem.  You have to go to the absolute bottom of the very long page to see this.  

www.experts-exchange.com/.../Q_23257454.html

Ken Owen wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 13 2008 7:05 AM

Now I feel like a real idiot.  If I had read and understood Alan's post above December 19, 2007, I would not have put all of my comments in to begin with.  Sorry , but I still hope that some of what I said is helpful.

Ken O. wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 13 2008 9:20 PM

After over 3 hours on the phone today with MS, the problem  of Office Professional 2007 configuring each time Access is started has been solved at least for me.  There was a problem, maybe corruption or whatever with my administrator permissions.  We finally created a new user  as administrator and reinstalled Office Professional 2007.  The problem went away.  I still cannot use Access under the old administrator due to the permissions, but can with the new administrator.  I am not sure that it is necessary to reinstall Office Professional 2007.  You might just try creating a new administrator user and seeing if that makes your problem go away.

Serrena wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jun 19 2008 5:52 AM

Thanks, this did the trick. Just not for Access.

Please update if you figure out a fix for access. I tried editing and changing "Word" to

"Access" and "Options" to "Settings" still no luck.

Thanks again

Arash Azari Samani wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 20 2008 2:26 PM

Hello David.

Thank you for your helping to getting rid of the installer / configuration dialog box.

It has been useful for me very much.

There is also the same problem with Microsoft Office Visio that cannot be fixed with this trick.

This works only for Microsoft Office Word.

I think this is because of the Options key that is existed only for Word and not for Visio.

Would you like offering a solution for this?

Thanks.

André in ZA wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 20 2008 8:42 PM

HP laptop + Vista Home Premium + Office 2007 Enterprise : How in heaven's name does this function properly together? I have tried so many things from forums....if the apps works ok from within office12 directory, then it can't be ?THAT hard to sort out (can you tell David, why does M$ not make available a fix?) I also have desktop running XP Pro + OFF2007 Enterprise.....running smoothly.......Let me just mention i had MSWORKS on this laptop, then also installed OFF2000 - same repeated config issue started,  so that has just carried over into OFF2007....what does it say when the apps works fine, it is only the pop up boxes and timeconsuming which is irritating tremendously....COME ON M$,,,show us your expertise and fix this before JUNE2008 is out...Thanks.....David thanks for what seems like a singular effort to fix this problem....

Dan Keenan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 23 2008 11:55 AM

For Visio 2003 2007 issues I do the following

open up visio from the commanp prompt like so

c:\program files\microsoft office\office12\visio /noreg

If you put "/noreg" in, it stops the program reregistering. There are more options at support.microsoft.com/.../265194

If it works you can then make a shortcut and put the noreg parameter in.

No tested on word/access etc but would assume its the same drill

Roberto wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 23 2008 3:37 PM

To Run Access 2007 and Access 2003 is same Machine:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\SETUP.EXE TO

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\SETUP_OLD.EX

All time that you execute the Access 2007 it excludes the register:   HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Access\NoRepairNeeded

To correct this create a .bat file to add the key before executing Access 2003 again:

reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Access\NoRepairNeeded /f

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE"

Works fine to me :)

Heather wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jun 26 2008 7:58 PM

after nearly tearing my hair out over this as I use Access and Word this blog was a godsend

1. the registry key fix worked for Word

2. after reading what everyone had tried and done I decided  what the heck and did the following:

" alan said: rename setup.exe to .old in this folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

and try again.

December 19, 2007 7:23 PM" ......

and this WORKED FOR ACCESS!!!!!!

so thank you to David and Adam :)

simon wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jun 28 2008 10:44 AM

Many thanks for this one, after hours of searching and days of irritation this was the perfect fix.

tobyboby303 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 30 2008 5:28 AM

THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

I had upgraded to Vista on a XP Laptop and it was too slow so i decided to reinstall xp. This took ages (as you would imagine) and had to reinstall office 2007. Everything installed fine and then it would do the cinfiguration process. The string stopped it all together, and changing the program name for word to excel etc. worked fine. Can you please tell the Microsoft Manager the he is very annoying not only to me but probably millions of people around the world by banning xp cas vista is just to SLOW!!!! Only do that if u think u can without losing your job:):):):):D:D:D:D. Now I have a perfect laptop at only 11 years of age, and i configured it all myself with no help from Dell or Microsoft

Solid wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jul 6 2008 4:58 AM

David,I would like to use your help. I'm using window XP Home Edition and Microsoft Office XP

Professional with Microsoft Frontpage 2000.

The Problem is:

Every time when I try to open EVERY Microsoft products,Internet Explorer and Help ,a popup message just like above appear,I try to cancel it then it come again! When I disobey it,it say something about PROPLUS.msi

Is there a solution beside of Buying the CD?

But when I cancel the popups many time,the microsoft products still can be used

It is just so annoying

Help!

Sorry for grammar mistake

Nikitas wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jul 13 2008 1:04 PM

Dear David , I run the key that you said and unfortunately my laptop keep running the install configuratuion every time it start up or when i launch an office 2007 enterprise application. Everything was working just fine untill I installed Office xp in addition with my office 2007 enterprise and it continues reinstalling even i had uninstalled Office XP

malaysian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jul 16 2008 4:25 PM

you are, a lifesaver.

Thanks so much for the help.

Btw, if I may donate my 2 cents, I had a problem of having to be able to choose which version (2003/2007) I would like to open my word files from using the "Open With" option - only one .exe file could be chosen. This problem was quickly fixed when I renamed 2003's .exe file to WinWord03 and voila! I had two options in the "Open With" section.

Cheers!

Rahul wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jul 22 2008 2:02 PM

Thank you!!!

Brian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Aug 3 2008 7:43 AM

I'm have the same problem with Windows Installer trying to run while opening ANYTHING Microsoft.  The one difference is that it is ONLY doing this on a non-administrative account. I'm running Windows XP Pro, MS Office 2003 Pro.  What do I have to do to get this IRRITATING behavior to stop on the non-administrative accounts?

Miked58 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Aug 11 2008 2:31 AM

I had all sorts of problems as above. I did the reg addition as above but only Word worked. Everything else would try to reinstall.

I went into the properties of the setup.exe in the office setup controller folder  and changed them to run as an administrator and it seems the problem is sorted for outlook.

Miked58 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 14 2008 2:45 AM

Final thing that worked so far

I went into the common files, microsoft shared, office 12, microsoft controller folder - right clicked and in permissions denied system full control (all boxes were checked). All work without the configuration screens now after renaming the setup.exe to another name. I don't know what effect it will have further on but I can open and save!

SimonfromITS wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 14 2008 4:46 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been struggling with a client that had Office 2003 installed and I installed Access 2007 for a database app they were getting written. Ever since whenever a message with html was downloaded in Outlook the install/configure box would come up for Access 2007. If you canceled the first time it appeared, it would not come up again for that Outlook session but would reappear if Outlook was closed and then opened again.

I tried all of the options and had Windows put the setup.exe back in when I renamed it.

I finally installed the Office 2007 compatibility pack and the Office File converters out of frustration. Imagine my surprise when Outlook behaved properly from then on. I am not sure which did it but I figure this wouldn't hurt to try for those who are still suffering through the Access install/configure box while downloading messages in Outlook.

The compatibility pack is here:

www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

The file converters are here:

www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

Vadim wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Aug 18 2008 7:16 PM

David,

I wrote you an email about a few issues that I have with my Office 2007, and which are described in this post.

I tried everything, and it didn't help, so I'm pretty desperate now...

I will appreciate, if you could reply to my email.

Thanks,

Vadim

Michael wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Aug 26 2008 7:40 PM

Hi from Australia,

Thanks to David O and everyone adding info.

Making new shortcuts from the original .exe files solved the issue I was having.

Had a new notebook with Office 2007 60 day trial version installed but the Association that owned to computer needed to run Office 2003 which they owned. I tried to uninstall 2007 first but because it was OEM installed it did not completely uninstall. After installing 2003 each time I opened Outlook  an installer called "Microsoft Hybrid Office 2007 installer started up. Spent many hours scouring the internet and uninstalling/reinstalling but this site was the most useful and informative.

Again thanks again for taking the time to upload the helpful hints and info.

Michael

e wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Aug 31 2008 11:58 PM

You the man.  Thanks a mill.   Stupidly easy to fix and causes so much frustration.  Thanks again

is wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Sep 1 2008 10:16 AM

Thanks for saving me the extra grey hairs. I'm back in control:)

Staci wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Sep 8 2008 3:14 PM

THANK YOU!  This has been driving me bonkers for weeks, tried to troubleshoot it, reinstall, etc. - finally did a Google search for the issue and it brought me to your blog.  You're my Monday Hero.

Eric wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 10 2008 9:41 AM

I had the Windows Installer problem in Visio 2007. Turns out it was caused by strange registry permissions set by Windows Installer during setup. It had created lots of new Viso-related keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Classes, but had set the permissions to user "msiserver" only. I ran some SetInACL commands and reset inheritance on everything. Works perfectly now.

Eric wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 10 2008 9:43 AM

Supposed to be SubInACL actually. Availible in the Windows resource kit.

I noticed because I could not open the Visio.Drawings key. Possibly just a fluke on my system, but check the registry permissions anyway if you have problems...

DownStreet wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Sep 15 2008 6:18 PM

The fix above is great ... But it only seems to work for Word and -- despite the fact that the reg change was inserted in the Word branch -- Excel.  Access, however, continues to run the config/installer, even after placing an indentical Options key and DWord value under that branch in the reg!?!

DatabaseMX wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Sep 19 2008 12:57 AM

It's really time for M$ to come up with a fix for Access. This issue comes up 2-4 times weekly on Experts-Exchange.com in the Access Zone.  There is absolutely NO excuse for the stupid annoyance ... none whatsoever.

mx

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Sep 19 2008 7:55 AM

mx,

please do not use the terminology m$ on my site - I find it offensive.  I will simply add it to the banned words and junk your comments if you continue.

However, it is worth noting that you are wrong about your comments "there is no excuse".  The configuration tool actually changes the database engine and configuration settings when switching between 2003 / 2007 modes.  The applications would not function correctly without this.

Thanks

David

St4fi wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Sep 21 2008 9:24 AM

Thanks - that was a helpfull tip!  Good work.

Regards

Robert S

Arun wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Oct 5 2008 9:46 PM

THANK U SO MUCH EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING 4!!!

Corey wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Oct 12 2008 9:20 PM

I just used your "fix" for the config problem (using frontpage 2003) and office enterprise 2007 and worked like a charm.  THANKS!

Like many others (I think)   I believe office 2007 was a step in the wrong direction.  Just the other day I spent 10 minutes searching for a .doc that I KNEW i saved.  Duh.. .docx

ugh...

Corey Perez

hawkeye wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Oct 20 2008 5:19 PM

livesaver, thanks

RainT wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Oct 21 2008 4:33 PM

YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BoydR, you're my hero!

I've done that

ragenj wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Oct 28 2008 6:42 PM

David.  I tried your fix but it did not work for me.  My issue is similar.  It is not happening on Ms Word.  Mine is happening on Ms Outlook 2003.  I have Office 2007 (without Outlook 2007) and Office 2003 (Only Outlook 2003 is installed).  Any ideas?  Thank you in advance.

Annette wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Nov 22 2008 4:19 PM

You are awesome !! I had to run the cleaner to get rid of trial version of home and student and then did your step and it works!!

I love you !

jhadhazy wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 25 2008 4:07 AM

David,

Worked perfectly.  

Many thanks!

Jeff

Don wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Dec 1 2008 12:38 AM

Thanks for the fix. Also thanks for explaining why access rereg's after 2003 run. 2007 only does it not 2003. Thanks again.

Ross Snowden wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Dec 8 2008 6:37 AM

I came across the blog when searching for a solution to my problem with the installer running in Office 2007.  I am using Office 2007 Basic (OEM), as I only use Word, Excel and Outlook.  All application run fine, except for when I try to access the help files or F1.  I noticed that one of the reader posed the same problem I am having:

Julian wrote re: 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 Windows

on Sat, Aug 4 2007 12:51 PM

Okay, my problem is similar, but not exactly the same.  Whenever I try to access "help" from within any application in ffice 2007 (on Vista), the configuration starts running.

Any ideas?

I am using Vista x64.  The only thing that I can remember that might be cause this problem is downloading a security patch pushed out by Windows Update, or perhaps trying to install the  Outlook Contact manager, which I found out, after installing, was not applicable to my Office package, so I ended up un-installing that component.

Other than that, the only other thing I can think of is the German Language pack that I installed soon after it was available, but that was quite some time ago.

Do you have any suggestions?

Manuel Robles wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Dec 8 2008 7:36 PM

Good Lord! It worked perfectly. Thanks a lot!!

vijay wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Dec 9 2008 3:45 PM

thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a lot now it will help me to teach both versions togehter

thanxxxxxxxxxx

thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gary wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:47 PM

I have Office 2003 and 2007 both installed. Any idea how to force Word 2003 to open *.doc files by default and have Word 2007 open *.dotx files by default from within Windows Explorer.  At the moment Word 2003 is opening all file types.

I have tried setting the default programme for *.dotx to Word 2007 but it keeps reverting.

Pride Grimm wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Dec 11 2008 4:48 AM

I can't get this to work on vista 64-bit.  Visio 2003 installer opens on every startup.  Did I miss something?

Pride wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Dec 11 2008 3:57 PM

Hello.  I have vista 64-bit.  I have office 2007 student edition.  I installed visio 2003 and I keep getting the installer.  I followed this thread from the start, and tried everything (I think).  Any suggestions?

Samanem wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Dec 17 2008 12:25 AM

After weeks of trying (months, really), I finally found the solution for Outlook.  I have Vista Ultimate, and some of the fixes above worked for Word and PowerPoint, but I still got the Configuration screen whenever I started Outlook, and got the whole "Please wait while..." thing when a new email would come.

I thought I had truly tried everything, and then found the site below, which cured Outlook.  It involves permissions and SubInAcl, but also explains how to USE SubInAcl, which is unusual:

ikbentomas.nl/officefix.html

I hope this works for at least someone out there who was in the position I was.

And thanks to David for hosting this pagefull of helpful info!

Les wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Dec 17 2008 2:05 AM

I had the loop problem with Outlook 2007 on an Acer Laptop.  None of then suggested solutions here worked for me.  But I found the site below that advised to uninstall some proprietary software, specifically Acer eDataSecurity Management from HiTRUST.

It worked!!!

So i can't help but wonder if others who have this problem don't have some similar software on their machines that are getting in the way of Office running right.

Good luck

followtheheard.blogspot.com/.../acer-laptop-and-microsoft-outlook-2007.html

James - Australia wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Dec 30 2008 11:38 PM

Thank god to you all!  This was an extremely frustraing issue.  The fix that finally worked for me was Samanem's above.  Woohoo!

Rinoscar wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jan 3 2009 5:56 PM

Hello Mr.David,

I have office home and student 2007, with windows xp home. The fix you gave for the reconfigure work for the word, powerpoint and onenote, but it did not work for excel. When I open excel the configuration restarts.

Bobbie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 12 2009 8:27 PM

Hi David,

I used your start/run registry command <reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1> and it worked like a charm!  Thanks a million.

I had a DRAM chip fail, which caused some of the set up protocol to be written so that when I replaced the failed chip the computer still wouldn't boot because there was "an error in setup...contact the System Administrator."  Eventually the only way around the problem was to reinstall the Operating System!!!!  I now understand why people only do that as a last resort.  Your bit of wisdom was a very welcome, easy fix.  Thanks again,  Bobbie

Kenneth wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 18 2009 12:06 AM

Thank a lot for the tip. I have to open documents everyday and it was getting to be quite annoying. I installed my Office 2007 on my external hard drive and thought that might be the problem, but it wasn't, thanks again!

Elmer B. Fuddled wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 20 2009 9:49 PM

Thankyou David,  I stumbled across this Blogsite after my M$ Word 07 developed this nasty habit on WinXP home.  Itried the cmd line method but it still occured.  i then went into the registry and manually entered the NoReReg D_Word as it wasn't there (?).  Next start up the config. screen made another appearance which I closed,  it died screaming (for shame !)by telling me there had been an error and to repair Office 07 (NO!). Word now ruuning perfectly again.  Once more Thanks.

Allison wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jan 22 2009 9:21 PM

David,

I"m having the same problem as most with Access 2003 and 2007 residing on a Windows VIsta Ultimate machine.  I've read through your posts, and it seems that you are saying for the software to co-exist, it will reconfigure every time.  Is this correct or was there a different fix.

Thanks,

Allison

David wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 26 2009 3:14 PM

Thanks very much for the tip.  Works like a charm!!!

*** For Brains wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Feb 2 2009 1:38 AM

Thanks, worked.

Allison wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 5 2009 5:52 PM

ACCESS 2003/2007 Fix:

I just got off the phone with Microsoft Access Support.  My condition with Access 2007 was that everytime I opened Access 2007, it would go through the full configuration.  This would happen even if I opened Access 2007 back to back.

We found the following registry keys and by deleting them, the cycling stopped:following registry key.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Access.Application]

This key will cause the config screen to constantly cycle everytime you open Access 2007.  By deleting the key and everything under it, it fixes the cycling problem and Access 2007 opens right away.

Allison

PropellorHead wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Feb 6 2009 5:45 AM

Samanem, it worked!!! My Outlook 2007 now opens in a flash. Thank you.

Amit wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Feb 9 2009 5:34 PM

David,

Is there a way to undo the following once added. I have Office 2003 and excel and word 2007.

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

What is the undo script for the above ?

For some reasons my data analysis addins are not getting installed on Excel 2007.  

Thanks

Amit

aswa wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 19 2009 6:35 AM

David,

Sincere thanks:

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1 fixed Word.  I tried reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1 but that did not fix Excel.  Any thoughts?

Bee wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Feb 20 2009 11:12 PM

Amazing!  Thank you very much this worked like a charm. I ran it once and my problem was immediately solved. I can't believe what a quick fix this was. I was expecting many hours of research but fortunately found your lind. Thank you again!

Steve wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 25 2009 5:17 AM

Thank you very much, opened the run line, copy and paste your line and walla, it starts up fine everytime, no more config error! tHANKS A MILLION!

Katrina Bann wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 25 2009 10:32 AM

Amazing!  I have just read this string that started in July 2007.  I only purchased the upgrade last week.  Unbelievable that Microsoft has not addressed these issues in the past 19 months.

My problems were Word and Excel configuring each startup.

Word now works fine with:

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

However (assuming I replace Word and WORD with excel), this did not work with Excel.

I then did what Alan suggested with:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

Result?  Opened an existing file ....  Yeehaa it worked

Opened a new file .... Back to square one and the setup file reset.  So I renamed again and this time opened a new file, configure process, closed, open a new file again and still have original problems.

Also when I open Excel dialog box appears with:

stdole32.tlb

This problem has been mentioned and prompted for an answer several times above, but no solution has been forthcoming.  Can anyone help me with Excel and stdole32.tlb.

I am running Home Office 2007 after upgrading XP Professional on Vista.

Thanks to all for the Word fix.  Much appreciated!

Katrina Bann wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 25 2009 10:51 AM

My comment above on Excel.  I have overcome the problem by changing the setup.  Restarting computer, copying shortcut to deskto and I can now go straight to Excel as new (via shortcut) and opening an existing.  Still have stdole32.tlb problem though.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 25 2009 11:54 AM

Katrina,

can you e-mail me - doverton@microsoft.com so I can get someone from support to look at this?

thanks

David

Janet wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Mar 7 2009 2:23 AM

I am having the same stdole32.tlb issue with excell, too.  I will send an email to you to see if you can help. :)

Andrés B. wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Mar 8 2009 12:39 AM

Hey Dave!

I don't know if somebody asked before. I tried your solution and got half of success. I was getting both pop ups windows, now I just get the first one, the 2003. I have Windows Vista, Office 2007, tried both commands too.

Install Monkey wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 9 2009 1:01 AM

I appreciate this thread.  I have Vista and Office Small Business 2007 - never had any other office on here.  I have narrowed it down to a registry permissions problem (how it happend - I have no clue) but this thread at this site had some great tips on fixing the .pip (and .pst) HKCU/Classes registry permissions:

www.techtalkz.com/.../389625-office-2007-configuration-wizard-runs-every-time-i-start-any-application-word-excel-etc.html

Bob wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 9 2009 2:26 AM

Hi David,

Wow, incredible fix!

I solved the word problem config problem by using your command.

After reading the thread a few times, is there a fix for Excel 2007, and Access 2007 config problem?

Thanks again!!!

Ravindra wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 9 2009 6:00 PM

Hello David,

The trick that you mentioned at the start of this thread worked for me. (Office 2003 SP3 on Vista SP1)

I could successfully get rid of the annoying windows installer window at the start of any Office 2003 applications when installed on Vista.

Thanks a lot to you.

Regards,

Ravindra,

INDIA.

Laszlo wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Mar 17 2009 7:55 PM

Hi!

This stdole32.tlb thing is very frustrating!  I reached that the gray config wizard doesn't appears and word and powerpoint works.

But excel won't. What exactly is this stdole32.tlb??? and why appers it for me? Befor i updated office there was only this gray config problem but now it changed for stdole32.

I don't undersand this. I tried to edit registry, tried copy shortcuts, reinstall the whole office, everything i could find and doesn't blows security.

Slowly i reach that point where i will feed the office 2007 cd with the eraser and change to something other.

So is there anything new what i could try?

Laszlo wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 23 2009 12:12 AM

hi

I found the solution for stdole32.tlb + install wizard problem ! (I use Vista Ultimate + Office 2007 small business)

So i don't know why and which program does it but there is a registry permission problem with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Run regedit right click on the key and than permissions.. if you don't have any pemission applied to this value or maximum one than there is your problem. (I had only "Everybody" Apply to: this key only)

It should look like this (sorry if i translate something wrong, i am hungarian) :

Creator owner (permission: special, apply to: subkeys only)

System (permission: full access, apply to: this key and subkeys)

Administrators (permission: full access, apply to: this key and subkeys)

Users (permission: readonly, apply to: this key and subkeys)

This doesn't risks your security. This is the original setting. Or all the people i asked for help have wrong settings. I asked 10 of my friends and i asked this on a forum and everybody had the same permission for this key.

I hope it will help you.

Regards

Olivia wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 2 2009 9:21 PM

This actually worked! I have been looking for months on how to fix this....yay! thanks for the help :)

Mike/Tokyo wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 7 2009 2:04 AM

Absolutely, freaking, awesome!!!

Thanks David!

Necronomicron wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 14 2009 7:22 AM

Thank you very much David for this. I don't know what happened to my office 2007 that suddenly goes on configuring and can't copy/paste but now it's already fixed. Many more power to you

deanna wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 16 2009 7:03 AM

I read the enitre blog and tried many of the suggestions...nothing worked. Everytime Outlook sends/receives messages the Windows Installer pops up - "Please wait while Windows configures Office Professional Edition". It pops up for each email - 30 emails = 20 to 30 mins! Otherwise, all other programs are fine.

I have Office 2003 and Vista

It's a new computer that came with the OS pre installed

The Office suite I purchased through my work (they give employees the programs at a discounted rate)

I never had Office 2007 installed on this computer

I tried removing and reinstalling Office a few times

I used the Windows installer

I entered this: reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1 and it says "Value NoReReg exists, overwrite(yes/No)?

I checked the permissions as suggested above

The setup.exe file isn't in the location described (so I didn't try that one

I am not familiar with most of the things on this blog so when I read about SetInACL, I thought i'd better not play around with that stuff

I also tried the HKEY_CURRENT_USER suggestion

I am so sorry - I am sure the solution is above but I just don't know how to do it. Thanks in advance.

Izabella wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 17 2009 5:20 AM

Thank you so very much for this!! It worked like a charm!!

Rich wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 30 2009 6:44 PM

This trick worked for the EXCEL configuration annoyance on my XP PRO SP3 system with Office 2007 (Thanks to many above):

Change

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\SETUP.EXE

TO

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\SETUP_OLD.EX

(The NoReReg trick in Regedit worked for WORD, but not Excel)

Chris wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 4 2009 9:44 PM

I have read this blog.  2007.  I have a similar issue while trying to run OneNote 2007.  "configuration process" everytime i open up onenote. I have tried:                               reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Onenote\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

It does not workfor me.  I have repaired, uninstalled-reinstalled it.  Same issue.  any help would be Awesome Ty~

Ryan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 11 2009 3:06 AM

Wow!  Worked like an absolute charm.  Both versions now open instantaneously without driving the HDD insane for an "install."  Thank you very much!

Sean wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, May 13 2009 2:51 AM

Finally! An answer! Thanks!

Brent Rine wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, May 15 2009 9:30 PM

Awesome! This one has been driving me batty for weeks now!

Microsoft! Arrrrrgh!

Ken Owen wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 18 2009 3:01 AM

Although, creating another Administrator user solved the problem with Access causing the reinstall, I would still like to overcome the problem which occurs when I use the original Administrator user.  It would really be helpful if the guys that provide "Thanks(etc) for solving the issue" would cite the name of the person and the date for the solution.

Since I am really a coward when it comes to changing the registry, I don't want to remove registry entries and then have to worry about putting them back in.  I was wondering if rather than deleting the registry entries as described below by Allison, could I just change the entry to  "AccessOLD.Application" and it have the same effect?

Ken

"Allison wrote re: 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 Windows

on Thu, Feb 5 2009 5:52 PM "

ACCESS 2003/2007 Fix:

I just got off the phone with Microsoft Access Support.  My condition with Access 2007 was that everytime I opened Access 2007, it would go through the full configuration.  This would happen even if I opened Access 2007 back to back.

We found the following registry keys and by deleting them, the cycling stopped:following registry key.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Access.Application]

This key will cause the config screen to constantly cycle everytime you open Access 2007.  By deleting the key and everything under it, it fixes the cycling problem and Access 2007 opens right away.

Allison

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, May 21 2009 6:48 AM

hi david,

I did three things:

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

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

3. rename setup.exe to .old in this folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

Works for all of them

Bye

bnaut wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, May 23 2009 10:42 AM

Thanks, it worked for Word but not Outlook or Excel (I also tried creating individual keys for each app).

All shortcust in the starmenu points to the 2007 Office Hybrid Professional. I also tried launching directly from the exe.

I'm a bit confused, I've reinstalled this several times over the past days but still, most files in the program / office folders are dated months or years back.

I guess this will lead to another reinstallation of the Vista OS, that's where I usually end up when I try to change an Office installation. And the only reason I'm doing this is because I wanted to get rid of the trial apps that the installer insisted on placing on my machine - guess what, it took away everything except OneNote!

That's me not being happy - thanks for letting me went and please know I'll continue to follow your blog with great interest! Thanks for sharing.

rsmith2134 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 25 2009 7:40 PM

Just us the (reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1) for my mini laptop office 07 and the fix worked great.

thanks,

rsmith2134

rsmith2134 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 25 2009 8:19 PM

Hi David and all viewing, I used the fix above (reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1) and the problem with fixed immediately.

thanks,

rsmith2134

TheFixer wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, May 27 2009 7:46 PM


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Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, May 28 2009 7:17 PM

Hi David!

Worked like a charm!! That configuration process was so time consuming and annoying! Many thanks :)

Z. Hutson

Tim Bartley wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, May 31 2009 1:01 PM

Thanks David! That configuration dialog was REALLY getting on my nerves...

Ian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 1 2009 12:36 PM

2003 and 2007 Office applications working beatifully together. Now my daughter can use 2003 (the schools preferred application), and I can thump away with 2007.

Many, many thanks

Ian

marts wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 3 2009 12:54 PM

I too had issues with installing Office Enterprise 2007 on a Dell computer. The laptop was shipped with Vista premium and a trial version of Office Student. Despite removing the trial version and the activation assistant when attempting to use the office program I got the 'please whilst windows configures....' Yes you can get round this by recreating the shortcuts but then double clicking on an office document launches  the program with the 'please whilst windows configures...' message. I tried all the fixes and tried using the dell factory restore but this reinstalls vista with the trial office version. In the end I plucked up the courage to go for a complete manual reinstall from the accompanying Vista DVD and dell drivers. Now works a treat and I have taken an Acronis image of this setup.

AJ wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jun 4 2009 7:02 PM

By a sheer stroke of luck I happened to stumble across this blog.

I have a Windows Vista machine with Office Enterprise 2007. None of the solutions provided here worked except for the one advised on Oct 19,2007 - To create new shortcuts and remove the old ones.

This solved the configure dialog box for opening any of the office applications from Start/Programs or by cicking a shortcut.

However I am still struggling with one issue.

If I try to open any word/excel document from my documents folder on the hard drive, its starts configuring again. If I start the application and then access the file through 'Open' on the file menu, it works perfectly.

Any suggestions on how I can resolve this?

Thanks a lot.

Dave P wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jun 7 2009 2:32 PM

Hi - I have same problems as marts and AJ also on a Dell.  I am reluctant to install Vista from the DVD.  It only started happening after I installed Office 2007 SP2, uninstalling cured the problem but then of course I lost SP2.  SP1 causes the same problem, but individual updates have no effect.  I guess its something in the way the SPs update the settings.  So I've recreated the shortcuts, but opening documents by clicking on them causes the issue to recur.  The new shortcuts point direct to the relevant .exe file, whereas the old ones point to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007.  Any help appreciated as nothing else seems to work.!!!!

Tim wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 8 2009 10:32 PM

it still didnt work for me...i have office enterprise 2007 and the configuration process still comes up after anything i open from it...HELP!!!

Ankur wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jun 11 2009 7:39 PM

thank you david...it worked...thank u so mch!

Sean O'M wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 16 2009 11:12 PM

Hi - great thread - have been searching all over Microsoft support pages for fixes to the repeating configuration annoyance. Found articles on changing permissions on registry keys, but then ended up with an unstable system. Made the change to the shortcut keys mentioned above, and that fixed the launch problem for the Office programmes. So thanks for that.

HOWEVER - a few people mentioned above the continuing issue (that I also have) wrt Outlook 2007 but the solution is still not clear. When I try to send a mail a new configuration window pops up repeatedly - clicking cancel four or five times gets rid of it. I have tried uninstalls and installs - but this always occurs. HELP!

Mohammad Sabri wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jun 18 2009 7:14 AM

Realy you are a genuis

art wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 24 2009 11:22 PM

thanks for the office 2003 and 2007 coexistance fix. It works fantastic. Takes a while to get used to the 2007 but office wants me to have it so now, everybody is happy :-)

Kevin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 30 2009 8:26 PM

Hi, Thanks for the fix for Word and Excel, howevr still have the problem with Outlook 2007...... anybody got any ideas?

Rob wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jul 7 2009 10:30 PM

Hahaha... Genius :o)

And I was just about to uninstall everything and start again... Thanks David

Pete wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jul 12 2009 4:57 AM

Cheers mate - worked for me!

Jelle wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jul 13 2009 10:37 PM

thanx, it works =)

Justin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jul 18 2009 7:10 PM

Great, the best 2 sec fix ever, that was driving me crazy.

jess wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jul 18 2009 8:56 PM

Thank-you so much!

Tamie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jul 22 2009 10:05 PM

YOU ARE AWSOME!!!! TOTALLY WORKS!!! I've been looking for someone to solve this problem for so long...

Frosty wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jul 27 2009 3:30 AM

Hello,

Vista 64 Ultimate, Loaded 2003 Office Pro and worked great.

Finally got 2007 Pro. The wife tried to do an Upgrade, but it started the "config" everytime we opened any Office program.  Removed 2003 and 2007. Ran Windows Installer Cleaner. Reloaded 2007 Pro,  We continued getting the installer/config problem each time we opened Office Apps.  I followed your instructions and ran the command line to "reg add..." and it has worked for Outlook and Word, but Excel continues to run the config box.  Just before the config. box opens, I get an alert that says "stdole32.tlb"  nothing else in the box, just the button "ok".    Word and Outlook opens and work fine now, but any thoughts on gettin Excel up to speed??

Thanks, Frosty

Paul wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jul 28 2009 6:19 PM

Hi David,

Many thanks for the advice, however we have still had no joy with fixing this.

We are using Windows Vista and Office 2007.  Office 2007 was working perfectly until we installed service pack 2.  Now every time we open Office, from shortcut or but clicking a document we get an MSI pop-up saying:

"Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Professional hybrid 2007"

I have tried the trick of deleting the shortcuts and re-creating them, this works.  However when we open a document we still see the setup window.

Any ideas?

Kind regards,

Paul

Melissa wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Aug 2 2009 9:39 AM

Dear David,

I used the information above for getting rid of the message.  Now it flashes and disappears.  But it flashes every 3 mins.  I can't seem to do any work because my program freezes.  I have Student Office 2007.  Please help me... Melissa

Polo Meza wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Aug 4 2009 3:39 PM

my fix was Office 2007 SP2

www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

Nicki wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Aug 11 2009 8:05 PM

Hi David,

I was totally amazed and frustrated with your solution... I have two different computer that had this problem.. they are almost identical.. same set up and same programs.  However I fixed one using your tip (Thank you by the way) but I can not fix the other.. I tried it several times and it doesn't make a difference I still get the Configuration Process everytime I try to open Word 2007. Thank you for all your help!!  BTW they are running XP not Vista

Steve wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 14 2009 10:31 AM

thanks a lot, David!

This very simple procedure really helped!

you're a genius

Why doesn't the Microsoft website have this ?

Waynec wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Aug 16 2009 4:29 AM

www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

The Office 2007 SP2 was the only solution that solved the issue here.

Wellbe wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Aug 17 2009 8:58 AM

@Allison (on Thu, Feb 5 2009 5:52 PM)

Thank you, Allison - I think I tried just about every other suggestion on the Internet! Your steps did the trick.

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Aug 18 2009 10:11 PM

Thanks, it worked, removed the installer dalog box. now there is another problem on access, i can't create a database, the doalog box says the application has neen disabled. please help

wiggy_70 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Aug 19 2009 2:16 AM

Please help me!!! I do not have both 2003 and 2007 installed - just 2007 Office Enterprise and I CANNOT stop this configuration box from appearing - it is driving me insane.  Any help appreciated :-)

Christine wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Aug 31 2009 11:10 PM

This fix worked great for Word and Excel.  Has anybody figured it out for Access?  

Thanks in advance.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 2 2009 11:06 PM

Access has a genuine need to re-configure itself when switching between versions.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 2 2009 11:08 PM

@Wiggy_70 - since you have Enterprise it means you have a volume license agreement - perhaps it might be worth a call to Microsoft to fix?

Ian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 17 2009 12:22 PM

I've tried most fixes recommended and I still have the " installer / configuration dialog" problem on Office 2007 on a new Dell computer. I've just got Office SP2, which now allows the Open Document Format. If I open a .ods (Open Doc Format spreadsheet) in Excel I don't get the " installer / configuration dialog" problem. If I open a .xls doc I do get the " installer / configuration dialog" problem.

What does that signify? Any thoughts?

qy wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Sep 27 2009 12:53 PM

thanks! it helps!

STILL wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Sep 29 2009 10:58 PM

I've have the same problem with Office 2010

I've changed the line : reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1 (it is 14.0 IN REGISTRY ) but it didn't work.

Any ideas?

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Oct 9 2009 9:56 PM

Hi david,

I have tried replacing Woed with Excell however when i open Excell it still goes through configuration.

Any ideas?

Jon wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Oct 10 2009 8:56 PM

hi,

you are a genius. your solution to the office word reconfiguration problem worked a treat.

ythanks

jon

crossbones wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 3 2009 3:47 AM

the reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1  worked for word, but not EXCEL. Please help me, none of the other threads here have helped me.

TIADEBHT wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 10 2009 9:00 PM

Solution for the stole32.tlb is here :

dventhusiast.com/.../vista-office-2007-installation-problems-stdole32tlb

It has worked fine for me after 2 weeks looking for a solution...

Jayne wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Nov 27 2009 1:29 PM

Fab - worked perfectly for Office 2003. Thanks!

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Dec 7 2009 9:07 PM

Thank you very much...

:'-)

vladyz wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Dec 13 2009 3:25 AM

I've been also looking for quite some time for the solution to this 'Configuration Problem', mostly in Office 2007 Outlook, occasionally in Word.  Your insightful exchange of ideas helped me to find the problem on my computer.  This happened to be a registry cleaning software - RegDefense by Xionix that I downloaded a few weeks back.  When run after a reboot, it finds on my computer over 4600 COM/Active Entries' errors.  However if I allow it to fix those 'errors', I begin getting the infamous configuration screen at the Outlook start up.  I observed no such side effects running another registry cleaning product - RegCure, that I've been using on several computers for a few years now.  Thank you for helping me to solve this nagging problem.  

Jeannie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Dec 20 2009 6:21 PM

Every time I turn on my computer, Window Installer pops up looking for a file C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\7zS1A95\set1.  I have Windows Vista.  Can anyone please help me get rid of this,  it is driving me crazy!  Thanks

Aot wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Dec 29 2009 4:01 AM

I have the same Problem with office 2007. It configuration all time when open office2007 programs.

       I so angry to fix thus I uninstall it + delete its folder in Program Files then I go to regedit and press F3 for search about "Office"  and delete them all. when finished i restart my computer and reinstall MS office2007 again .... It's work for me  .....and hope it's work for you

this is a stupid thing i found .......

Ed wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jan 2 2010 2:18 AM

David. Thank you so much for your shortcut fix. It has worked very nicely and most of all simply.

pLAYTWOODARD wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 10 2010 2:24 PM

oH YES,  it worked like a champ!

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 11 2010 8:27 AM

Hours of fruitless searching in forums until I found your solution....

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

orangejuice wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 12 2010 3:11 AM

the fix does not work on my excel, im still having the same configuration window when i open my excel..please help

thanks

Ian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 12 2010 3:55 AM

Thank you!!!!!!

ubber Kudos

Manni wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 12 2010 5:12 AM

Hi David,

I have a Dell Vista PC. Everytime i use outlook 2007, tried to send and recv a message it pops up office installer message tries to configure it.

Its happeneing with any word or excel document which i try to open file directly.

If i open a word or excel document thru their Shortcut by file -> open it does not give any error.

Outlook is popping up error message everytime a message comes or go.

I tried all above steps, reinstalled office, recreated the shortcuts and reset the permissions on regitry but not getting result.

Application log error :

Detection of product '{91120000-00CA-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductFiles' failed during request for component '{2A799F3E-9097-4883-A4DC-8F01023B4251}'

Detection of product '{91120000-00CA-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductFiles', component '{97F81AF1-0E47-DC99-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E}' failed.  The resource '' does not exist.

Appreciate if you please advise any solution this.

Thanks,

Manny

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 12 2010 9:58 PM

Manni,

I would check things like add-ins to Outlook. Try running "Outlook.exe /safe" to execute safe mode (without the quotes). if this works then plug-ins are likely to blame.  I would also look at your anti-virus / anti-spam software.  Personally I uninstall all others and use the Microsoft solution for personal users on my personal machine - found here - www.microsoft.com/security_essentials as it is known to not impact things like office.

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 12 2010 10:00 PM

orangejuice - I would try running excel in safe more - "excel.exe /s" and again see if this resolves the issues as well as checking the anti-virus solution.  If it does, look at the add-ins etc for excel.

Thanks

David

Endoscented wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 15 2010 12:42 AM

You sir, are a genius!  All the Microsoft blogs/ support sites were overly complex or completely unhelpful.  Thanks again.

Manni wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jan 21 2010 5:35 AM

Hi David,

Thanks for your update. I have already cleared the Addins for all office programs and has the same issue. Its a business computer and we are using Mcafee.

Macfee is not blocking anything.

Its only with one machine not with any other.

Any more ideas?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 24 2010 3:32 PM

Manni - what happens when you run in Safe mode - does it make a difference?

I would also be tempted to create a new user / move the profile and try again - sometimes profile corruption can be the source of the problem.  If you can create another user on the system and it functions correctly for them then it is a profile issue.

Thanks

David

chris wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 24 2010 7:39 PM

AWESOME! thank you so much, i was getting so frustrated!!!

mark wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 26 2010 5:43 PM

Wow! I got Windows Vista Home Premium, and this problem with Outlook was solved just renaming the setup.exe to old.exe and it worked out just perfect!

After all the answers posted here, this one was the only real soultion for me.

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jan 26 2010 7:54 PM

Thank you ver much. Worked for me.

Manni wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jan 27 2010 11:20 PM

No It still has the same issue once again after applying your  advise.

Dreamsmith wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Feb 1 2010 2:49 AM

Thanks this was bothering me.

TT wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Feb 1 2010 12:27 PM

it works ok when clicking on the .doc file, but when going to the start>programs>microsoft office> WORD2007   appeares  "microsoft configures microsoft office enterprise 2007 "    

and after 10second it opens

flip wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 3 2010 9:07 PM

i had this problem but i figured out why. after installing office i thought it would be easier for me to copy the program shortcuts from the c:\program files\office path instead of the start button all programs path...just copy the shortcuts from the start button all programs path...it worked for me.

chris browne wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Feb 16 2010 3:48 AM

This did not solve the problem for me....it did nothing!

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Feb 20 2010 12:03 AM

Hello,

I have the configuration box problem.  I have been on the phone with microsoft and we did EasyAssisst.  Even Microsoft couldn't help me.  Can you help me?

Emmanuel wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 24 2010 10:13 PM

En el 2010 tambien pasa lo mismo y para repararlo es este

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

Is "14"

Billy Mo wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 25 2010 4:54 PM

YESSS!!! Worked. Thanks!

JQ Ni wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 25 2010 10:58 PM

It works very well. Thank you for the solution.

C.W. Gordon wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Feb 28 2010 7:15 PM

now i get this error (three times):

The function you are attempting to run contains macros or content that requires macro language support. When this software was installed, you (or your administrator) chose not to install support for macros or controls.

What can be done to stop this error?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 1 2010 7:11 AM

@ C.W. Gordon,

It sounds like you need to re-run the install for Office and ensure that all components are set to install by customising the install (an option on the setup screen).

Thanks

David

Jesse Attard wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 1 2010 11:00 PM

Oh, and sorry to double post, but in my Event Viewer msiInstaller has a warning that reads:

Detection of product '{90120000-0021-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductNonBootFiles' failed during request for component '{90120000-0021-0000-0000-00413F67CB5F}'

Mike wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 5 2010 10:44 PM

The only thing that worked for me was renaming misexec.exe, which had to be done in both c:\windows\system32 and c:\windows\system32\dllcache.  In fact, I had to delete it from dllcache and then immediately pull the plug on the computer so it wouldn't be put back in the cache from RAM.  When I need to install something I'm going to have to rename the copy in system32 and then change its name back.  It seems to be working fine, so it would be good to know what the changes are that Access feels compelled to make each time it opens.  Waiting 40 seconds each time it opens is not an option, so I will deal with whatever problems arise, but it would be good to know what the issues are so I can determine when I might want to re-enable the installer.  This has got to be among the world's most annoying application flaws.  With the installer removed, both versions of Access open in less than two seconds.

Mike wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 5 2010 11:57 PM

Turns out the solution of removing msiexec.exe doesn't work since it appears that Access loads DLL's or at least pointers to the specific DLL files based on the registry configuration at the time it's launched.  The registry entries can be changed after Access loads, and the mapping to the DLL's remain valid, but the registry entries have to be there at the time of load.  One workaround would be for Microsoft to provide a list of the registry entries that need to be changed so we can just have a batch file run beforehand to update the needed entries, which should be a lot quicker than the installer.

John B wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 8 2010 10:10 PM

Dave, I ran your registry change to get rid of the Windows installer (running when opening Office documents), and it worked first try - thanks so much for helping me rid myself of this annoyance.

Chris wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 12 2010 3:35 PM

I have a laptop with vista which was playing up so I reset the factory settings, forgetting the nightmare I had when I first purchased it (last May 2007) when installing Microsoft office.  Some how with blood, sweat and toil and looking at internet forums, perhaps this one, I managed to get it to work.  I now have to solve the problem again but can’t figure it out…..  This is what I have done so far:

Reset factory settings

Control panel: deleted programs ie microsft office student…, windows works, Microsoft compatibility….

Program files: deleted programs ie microsft office student…, windows works, Microsoft compatibility….

C: users/ default/ appdata/ Microsoft: deleted or renamed programs ie microsft office student…, windows works, Microsoft compatibility….

Downloaded and run ccleaner and spybot search and destroy.

Rebooted (several times) to make sure the microsoft files are gone

Then installed Microsoft office professional plus 2007 (which works fine on 3 other laptops)

Error message: “please wait while windows configures Microsoft office professional plus 2007”  This appears when opening word, excel, outlook and even each time an email is sent. But does disappear and allows the applications to be opened and used.

I have also tried the following command in run: regedit

Then “new” D word value. Name NoReReg and given it a value of 1

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

I have tried other things from looking at various forums but have lost track.  When they have not worked I have reset factory settings and tried all over.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Mindy L. wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Mar 18 2010 1:32 AM

David,

Thanks for the Configuring solution. I have been trying for two weeks to get the right command. Your solution was the only one I saw that explained the difference between 11 and 12. Turns out, I've been trying the wrong one!

SEG wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Mar 18 2010 9:34 PM

ah thanks so much! it was driving me crazy!

Grateful Guy wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Mar 22 2010 9:09 PM

Dear David,

Thank you so much, i used your instructions for both version & it worked smoothly. I made sure to post a note to express gratitude because other help pages were warning of fear of losing registry that made me so reluctant but you wrote in a straightforward manner that inspired confidence.

Again thank you.

Karen S. wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 1 2010 2:48 AM

Can you tell me whether or not the same "reg add HKCU" commands are valid for Windows 7?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 1 2010 7:38 AM

Karen,

yes they are.

Thanks

David

Troy wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 2 2010 8:46 PM

David,

This worked great for Word but it it's working for excel or outlook.  Any thoughts?

ana wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Apr 14 2010 5:18 AM

THANKS ALOT!!

YOUR WONDERFUL!! :)

IM GOING TO SLEEP

GOOD TONIGHT THANKS TO YOU.

:)

:)

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leslie williams wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Apr 30 2010 8:21 AM

thanks alot David

it really worked

hats off to you buddy.. :)

bang wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, May 7 2010 7:53 PM

Thank you david! I love yah! At last!!!! there is no more Windows Intaller that pops out before I open the  Microsoft Office 2003 in my Windows Vista!!!

linda wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, May 7 2010 8:08 PM

I love Phil Brighton!!!! The best!!! Thank you so much!!! For one year I've been trying to get rid of that" Windows Installer Problem" everytime I open my Microsoft Office 2003 in my windows Vista home premium.. Now it is over!!!!!!!!

Rasik wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, May 9 2010 7:20 AM

Thank You...it worked for me.

ope wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 24 2010 2:19 PM

Great. worked for me. though using word 2010. thanks for the bit

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, May 28 2010 5:09 PM

Thanks, worked for 2003 and 2010

cuthj@aol.com wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 1 2010 4:50 PM

David.....fix for Word 2003 and 2007 to stop reconfiguration works well

Thanks

Jim

Glasgow Scotland

KUDOS_MANGALDAI wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 7 2010 4:12 PM

Hi.

It works. Bt will it be ok after restarting?

Thanks

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 14 2010 10:50 PM

Brilliant David.   I have been trying all day to get rid of the Configuration Process box and have been all over the net for solutions.   THANKS A MILLION!

Colleen

Donna wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 15 2010 9:10 PM

I have having the same problem with Sharepoint Designer.   The "Configuration Process" occurs every time I launch it.  This started happening after I loaded  SPD2010 beta.  I have removed the beta and reinstalled MSO 2007 and SPD 2007  (Also, after loading SPD2010 beta I could not open any MSO07 access files or perform a merge to email in Word - perhaps, you must upgrade to MSO2010 at the same time..).  Anyway SPD does work - after the configuration process but it is annoying.  Any ideas?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 16 2010 8:08 AM

Donna,

some of the technologies don't like to run across versions.  Access is one.  I've not loaded SPD differing versions, but it would make sense due to the nature of what the products do.  For this reason, I would suggest that SPD needs to be the same version as all the other Office products for the dialog to not appear.

Thanks

David

Yoshe wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jun 19 2010 4:02 AM

Hey, David

I Have This Problem I Have Done Everything Step You Posted And It Still The Same. I Have Vista Home 32 And Office 2007, I dont Know If I doing Something Wrong But I Will LIke YOur Help

jlbantang@hotmail.com wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jun 20 2010 8:53 AM

It seems WORD and EXCEL works with minor reg hacks and re-installation but ACCESS is in kaput and returns no fix at all. So frustrating.

Does anyone get it fix?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 21 2010 7:34 AM

jlbantang - Access needs to do real work when switching from 2003 to 2007 or 2010, so there is no way to avoid the re-configuration.  The two systems use different engines and the registry needs to be set up to point to the correct one.

Sorry

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 21 2010 7:34 AM

Yoshe,

The only help I can provide is from the information above.  If it is not helping then you have something else that is causing the dialog.  

Sorry

David

lise wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 25 2010 8:39 PM

hey,

i have a problem i did what u said for the office 2007 on my vista home premium, it worked great in word 2007 no problems but excel still has the dialog box can someone help me please it would be greatly appreciated !

Anthony wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jul 4 2010 4:38 PM

4th July 2010. After trying all the ideas in this thread and other advice, what *finally* got me out of this very frustrating pickle on MSO2010 was using the MicrosoftFixit programs MicrosoftFixit50154.msi MicrosoftFixit50416.msi and MicrosoftFixit50450.msi (Off ver 2010/2007/2003) then reload office from scratch. My problem was on Office 2010 but the 2007 MicrosoftFixit somehow also found something to clean up. Thought I would share that after my 2 days of hectic frustration.

Gerard wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jul 8 2010 10:01 PM

System: Vista home premium 32bit, office 2007, installed, deinstalled 2007 several times, did clean registry, browsed an enormous pile of websites including this one, tried everthing, guess what, nothing seems to work at all for me.

My guess, another worthless piece of software made by the worst software makers that give users headaches, high heart rate and what you can think of that's not good for your health.

We pay for our software may we expect some desent working software for it, YES! But to Microsoft no, they must be thinking what do we care as long we have sold a license.

Sorry I write this just as a mega frustration for everthing that is Microsh....t. Ins't it strange we spent so much time to get our software working, doing Microsoft job to find a solution that works for us, Microsoft is looking with us to test and implement our findings and so they can sell another update and say: "Look we have found the solution!" No it's all of you trying with sites and blogs like this one to help us, shouildn't we get a piece of the Microsh...ts cake for it?

Still have found no solution to the problem of configuration, should I really turn to Mac?

Again I'm sorry if I offend anyone, it is not my intention to do so, still frustrated in a big way.

Gerard, Holland

Gerard wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jul 9 2010 9:00 AM

What about the stdole32 error?

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jul 10 2010 6:44 PM

Thanks! Been looking for a solution.  Installed Office 2010 x64 on Win 7 x64 which worked fine until I found Outlook doesnt integrate with windows search.  Uninstalled and threw on Office 2010 x32 and constantly had the resinstall issue.  Repair, reinstall, tracking reg & file access and many hours counldnt find a thing wrong.  Used your tweak on Office14 and solved me issue, thanks!!!

JasonFMC wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jul 20 2010 9:03 PM

David - are you familiar with SageKey's deployment software?  The demo video shows installing a 2007 app then switching between 2003 and 2007 without any configuration dialog.  Any idea what they could have done to achieve this?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jul 25 2010 11:37 PM

JasonFMC,

I've not seen the demo, but perhaps they had already opened up the application or the use of the reg keys above or edited the video.

Thanks

David

Jeff wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jul 28 2010 5:52 PM

Adding that reg key did not work for me. I still see the config page every time I load any Office program. I have 2007 Office Enterprise.

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Aug 1 2010 10:14 PM

Thank you very much David, this solved the annoying issue.

Dave wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 12 2010 7:30 PM

" alan said: rename setup.exe to .old in this folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

and try again.

December 19, 2007 7:23 PM" ......

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner.  I have been struggling with this issue in Outlook (always wanting to run setup when I start it) 2007 in Windows 7 since running some updates a couple of weeks ago.  I had tried everything I could find both here and in other forums to try fixing it (reg keys, repairing Office, checking shortcuts, renaming Outlook.exe, and so many others I lost track), and was almost to the point of giving up and either living with it or converting to Thunderbird.  I finally found that simple fix from Alan, and was stunned and amazed to open Outlook and have it just pop open again.

I want to thank you all for your persistence with these issues.  To everyone having problems such as these, please don't give up.  Someone out here can surely help you if you have the patience to keep looking.  The folks posting here are all, each and every one, reminders of why I still have faith in humanity.

Kevin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 26 2010 12:31 AM

Thank you so much for the help.  That was quite annoying and now its back up and functioning, well as good as a microsoft product will work.

Gary wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 27 2010 3:43 AM

Yahoooo I'm so thankful it worked, my wife is happy because she used word 2007 for school, thanks a million David!  I'll tell everyone about this........ LOL

Brian wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 27 2010 1:55 PM

David,

I have Office 2003 and now Office 2007 on Windows XP.  Already had upgraded Outlook to 2007.  Initially any Excel file I double-clicked on opened in Excel 2007.  Now when I click on a file, an .xls file opens up in 2003 while an .xlsx file opens up in 2007.  Not a huge deal.  But I also tried creating a chart in PPT 2007 and keep getting an error message, "To insert a chart, you must firstclose any open dialog boxesor cancel editing mode in Microsoft Office Excel".  I tired restarting my PC and that didn't help - my colleague has the exact same set up as I do (Office 2003 and 2007 on Windows XP) and he gets the same error message.  I'm thinking Excel 2007 isn't the default for everything but wasn't sure.  Your assistance would be greatly appreicated.

A wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Aug 30 2010 4:19 PM

Thank you thank you thank you!!!<3

Јое wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 2 2010 10:07 AM

Very, very thanks for this, this will save so much time for me....

Kells wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Sep 3 2010 2:51 AM

Tried a combo of the above and got the Configuration box to go away for all applications other than Excel and Access. The original fix, above worked for Word, which is great, thats the one I use the most!

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 8 2010 2:10 PM

Your solution to the office 2003& 2007 configuration problem on start ups is great and worked well for me. Thanks.

Tamba

Jan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 9 2010 11:54 AM

I have a similar problem with Sharepoint Designer 2007, it start always with "configuration progress" after I did a reinstall of the program.

There is no problem with the other Office 2007 programs (Word & Excel).

MDG wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Sep 12 2010 3:07 PM

THANKS FOR THE TIP

Grant wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 16 2010 12:00 AM

I installed Office 2007 over top of Office 2003. Now I get the installer popping up in Outlook.  Can I uninstall all of the Office 2003 components before trying the fix mentioned above. I have no reason to run both versions.

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 16 2010 11:58 PM

Hi david

   I'v run (reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1) but the command prompt tells me to overwrite. what happened wrong there?

jordan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 29 2010 2:42 AM

wow..

thanks dude that was exactly what i needed thanks a lot

Jill wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Sep 30 2010 2:32 PM

THANK YOU!  I was having the configuration problem with Word 2007 because I loaded a trial version of Office 2010 (running on Windows XP).  I copied your command line into the "Start/Run" box and poof - problem solved.

Yash wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Oct 5 2010 5:02 PM

thanks David

Paul wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Oct 16 2010 11:14 PM

Hi david i have one strange problem with office 2007 and 2010 when i open 2007 and then open 2010 the configure settings pop up and same thing happen with 2010 then 2007  setting pops up. please help me to get rid of it. email me thanks

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Oct 19 2010 2:48 PM

Mr. David,

Thank you

Kr0m wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Oct 28 2010 10:17 AM

Thanks! Thanks! Saved me!

Greg wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 2 2010 1:56 AM

YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSS! thank you!!!

Ray wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 2 2010 9:44 PM

I have the same problem with Word 2003 and Word 2010 on  a Windows 7 64bit system - will the same solution work?

smsajidb4u wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Nov 5 2010 4:40 PM

thanks a lot for this key trick, its works.

thank you so much for it

annoncestunisiennes.com wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 9 2010 10:23 AM

it works properly :

msiexec /i "yourpath\VISPRO.MSI" /l*v .\install.log

verca wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 11 2010 6:12 PM

mam dotaz chcci si nainstalovat do pocitace microsoft office 2007 a hlasi mi to ze behem instalace doslo k chybe a kdyz chci nainstalovat poze word tak mi to napise chyba 1713 co s tim? diky za radu

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 11 2010 9:14 PM

thank you very much, very helpfully tips

I had 2003 in my pc and installed 2007 all ok

run both register keys, all perfect !!!

Tech4Eleven wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Nov 23 2010 4:30 AM

this fixed a clients PC. thank you SO much. Genius.

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 24 2010 10:46 AM

Currently now I'm using a 2010 version, I managed to fix on those problems by using the method of :

1. Add "reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1" into the Run.

2. Replace all the shortcuts from the Start menu and use the ones from the official Microsoft Office folder from the Program Files.

Done and solved, but Excel remains the only one I couldn't stop its configuration wizard. :(

Daniel Wood wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Dec 4 2010 8:12 AM

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slayergurl wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Dec 31 2010 4:51 PM

hey thank you so much for your help!! you're a genius! microsoft websites cant even solve their own problem. Thanks again!! :D

Mani wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 28 2011 1:42 PM

Hi,

The solutions given above were really working a lot. I followed the solutions given by David & Webster Webb. You guys are rocking!!!

I tried the same way of doing the registration in registry for Excel but it did not worked. Hence, i renamed the file "EXCEL.EXE" to "OLDEXCEL.EXE". Got It!!! Hurray!!!

Even the other problem with my Excel showing "stdole32.tlb" always when i open is also gone with the above one.

Thanks for everyone!!!

Regards,

Mani

Sam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 28 2011 2:19 PM

HI

I am getting below problems on my work machine i had windows vista and ms office 2007 installed on it

when i open word it gives me following errors

the parameter is incorrect

error 52- bad file name or number

could not find default xml file

the macros in this project are disabled. please refer to the online help or documentaion of the host application to determine how to enable macros.

I had tried reinstalling/reimaging ms office too.

your help would be greately appreciated

Regards

sam

uppalsameer@yahoo.co.uk

MDFoegione wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Feb 4 2011 2:37 PM

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!  THank You!!!!!!!!!!!!

stevel wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 17 2011 9:54 PM

Hi,

I have had a similar problem on my wife's Vista laptop, but I have never had anything but Office 2007 on it, though there was a Trial version of Office 2007 Pro before it expired. I have tried the above tip but that word is already set to 1. I also found a Microsoft article which removed all traces of Office and that worked but after Office SP2 downloads, the problem returns.

Help much appreciated.

Thanks,

Steve

Kangkam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Mar 15 2011 5:46 AM

its work for me :D

I added

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

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

for the office excel

thanks you :D

kiran wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Apr 4 2011 5:50 AM

I have tried for Access 2003 annd 2007

it did not work ...can you pls help me....is there some other way to fig it out

I see the current user change every time it launches

kiran wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Apr 4 2011 5:53 AM

I installed access 2003 and 2007

I made the registry changes but the prob still exits

can you pls help.....is it diff for access??

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Apr 4 2011 8:12 AM

Hi Kiran,

for Access, the system is doing useful things, so there is no way around it.

Sorry

David

John wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 5 2011 3:22 AM

This worked for me so thank you. The reinstall prompts and hangup were so annoying! Not anymore! Cheers to you

Uncle Norm wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 19 2011 9:26 PM

Thank you x 10^9!! This has been driving me nuts and prior Google searches didn't find you. I had been getting the dialog for 2010 but not for 2003.

For the record, I am running Win7/64-bit with Word 2003 and full Office 2010, 32-bit.

You might want to consider updating the original to note that this also works with Word 2010, which is version 14.0.

One other note...I had previously changed file associations so .doc/.dot open in 2003, .docx/.dotx in 2010. This works perfectly now, and quite fast. Awesome!

mohammad wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Apr 20 2011 6:00 AM

hi . tanx so much   .    very  useful

raj wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Apr 28 2011 3:34 PM

hi,

Posted Sat, Jul 21 2007 4:47 AM by David Overton

thanx man...

Ann wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, May 21 2011 3:35 PM

Hi, Please help.. Earlier everytime I open microsoft office programs, the configuration popped up and I tried many solutions until it is solved, but when I open microsoft office fille, it will pop up again, how to solve this? the problem is the microsoft office file only, not the program.

Thank you

Dominik wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, May 23 2011 6:58 AM

Hey guys, i have this Problem with Visio 2007, just with Visio. Every other Application works..

I used the registry keys, reinstalled it, reinstalled it and cleaned windows installer logs first..

I don`t know what to do now.

sKrael wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jun 10 2011 1:24 AM

Firstly, I would like to add my chorus of THANKS to those so far.

I recently encountered this annoyance because I was forced to retain WORD 2003 (11) on a Windows 7 (64bit) system due to some legacy software (ACT! version 6, since the NEW ACT! doesn't run a centralised database on a NAS...).

For those interested, the registry keys below worked for me, to allow Word 2003 and 2010 (14) to co-exist (note, install 2003 first).

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press "Windows Key+R" and enter:

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

then repeat with:

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

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Now, since you all have been so helpful, I would like to add another "tweak" to improve useability.

I have the default program for .doc extensions set to Word 2003. The .docx opens automatically with Word 2010. I need it this way because of ACT!.

However, I'd still like to be able to open .doc files with 2010 when needed.

I found this program:

defaultprogramseditor.com

(note; I am not in ANY WAY afilliated with this program)

I added a "context menu" for .doc extensions so I now have a new option "Open with Word 2010" when I right-click a .doc file. PERFECT.

I suppose you could do the same if your program default is 2010 and you want the option to open in 2003...

Hope that helps ...

From me, thanks for the solution!

huseyin wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:13 PM

Thank you very much. The registry solution solved my problem in windows xp.

sKrael wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 15 2011 12:56 AM

To add to the above, I also realised I should mention how to set the "default" program for the system to use.

Basically, the last "installed" program is the one that is used by the system as the default.

If you want to change this default, and have a context menu for the other (as above) then you can run the "repair" option (for which you may or may not be prompted for the program's install disk).

Alfred wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 21 2011 6:05 PM

Regarding Julian's and Ross's problem above where Office can't find Help and went into a "fruitless loop" (sorry) of reconfiguring and rebooting. I had this problem and after trying a variety of solutions to no avail, I solved it with an easy solution: delete all "Microsoft Help" files on the computer, then Control Panel>Programs and Features>highlight Microsoft Office>click Change button>Repair. See  answers.microsoft.com/.../4ea80016-f8fe-4912-9518-892d79c2b28e

Steve wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 29 2011 2:56 AM

Very similar issue:

Win7 Pro 32-bit with Office 2010 (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

All Office 2010 products launch correctly and are working well.

Added Visio 2007 (reconfigures itself on each launch)

all other Office products continue to launch correctly - only Visio 2007 has reconfigure-on-launch problem.

Added OneNote 2007 (works well, Office 2010 products work well, but Visio 2007 continues to experience reconfigure-on-launch problem.

I've tried adding the NoReReg flag as described above to 12.0/Visio/Options but issue remains.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Steve wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 29 2011 4:43 PM

Additionally I notice that the re-install dialog box has a "cancel" button and if I press the cancel button it aborts the "re-install" and Visio 2007 is then immediately available and working.  I wonder if repeated "cancels" of the ReReg will eventually create a problem.

Linda wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jul 16 2011 10:25 PM

Sitting here for hours trying to figure out how to fix the problem of Word 2007 opening with "Configuration Process" and not letting me access the program.  Found your advice on top of this page and it worked like a charm - first time.  You're a genius.  Thanks!

DEEPAK wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jul 21 2011 6:13 AM

David  Thanks,   a  lot  this   was very useful  information  ........

GigaSpatial wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jul 31 2011 11:07 AM

Hey an alternative to this from a layman's side. I tried on my windows 7 (32bits) and MS office 2007 and it worked. Go to the folder Program Files > Common Files > microsoft shared > Office12 and delete the folder "Office set up controller". That should work. (Just in case, I'd advice you first of all cut the folder to another location so that if it does not work for you, you can copy it back into its location.

Worked for me!

Todd wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Aug 1 2011 10:43 PM

I am using Office 2010. I did the fix for Word and it worked perfectly. I still get the issue wit Excel though and can't change it. How do you fix that? I have tried changing the WORD to EXCEL but it doesn't seem to change anything.

Sophie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Aug 30 2011 6:44 PM

hi David, my laptop was running perfectly, until i got an extention hardrive and now when my laptop is on a windows installer tab pops up and so does my documents. I cannot access my documents and it says there is a fatal error in the install. The installer tab turns into a tab called Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007. I hadnt even heard of that programme but it wont leave me alone and pops up every 1 minute. It says "the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click ok to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installetion package "EnterpiserWW.msi" in the box below. Help! im so confused. I really need to get rid of it because its messing up my laptop!

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Aug 31 2011 2:15 AM

Hi Sophie,

an Enterprise Edition of Office means that you have a business version of Office that should be purchased and licensed through a company / charity / educational organisation.  If this was sold to you by a retailer, please contact me via the blog.  If you downloaded it, then it is likely an illegal copy.

Please feel free to message me via the blog if you want to talk more about it.

Thanks

David

David wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Sep 7 2011 2:53 AM

I see that there is no way for Access versions of 2003,2007, 2010 to coexist happily unless you just put up with the constant reconfiguring, but everyone is having this problem, can't Microsoft do anything to resolve this. It would have to be some shared code or settings that are not isolated or else we would not see this issue one would think. Any Plans for them to make a fix?

P. MARCHAND wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Sep 9 2011 1:32 PM

Hi,

First Sorry for my bad english

I've made lot of search to find a solution to install/config dialog with access 2000 and access 2010 and seems to find a solution.

1) apply this solution for access 2000 works correctly : www.networksteve.com/.../topic.php

2) Before launch access 2010 you'll have to execute every time registry modification in .reg file for example (with write permission on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT), then access 2010 launch without any message.

Hope this will help.

Thanks

Registry modification:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ldb]

"NoOpen"=""

@="Access.LockFile.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mda]

"Content Type"="application/msaccess"

@="Access.Extension.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb]

"Content Type"="application/msaccess"

@="Access.MDBFile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mde]

"Content Type"="application/msaccess"

@="Access.MDEFile.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdn]

@="Access.BlankDatabaseTemplate.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdt]

@="Access.WizardDataFile.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdw]

@="Access.Workgroup.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Application\CurVer]

@="Access.Application.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.BlankDatabaseTemplate\CurVer]

@="Access.BlankDatabaseTemplate.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Database\CurVer]

@="Access.Application.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Extension\CurVer]

@="Access.Extension.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Lockfile\CurVer]

@="Access.LockFile.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.MDEFile\CurVer]

@="Access.MDEFile.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.WizardDataFile\CurVer]

@="Access.WizardDataFile.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Access.Workgroup\CurVer]

@="Access.Workgroup.14"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{4AFFC9A0-5F99-101B-AF4E-00AA003F0F07}\9.0]

@="Microsoft Access 14.0 Object Library"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{4AFFC9A0-5F99-101B-AF4E-00AA003F0F07}\9.0\0\win32]

@="C:\\Program Files\\Office2010\\Office14\\MSACC.OLB"

Mike wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Oct 6 2011 3:02 PM

I can confirm this same method works for making Office 2003 and 2010 coexist if on the 2nd registry key addition line 'Office\14.0\Word' is changed to 'Office\14.0\Word'.

Mazahir wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Oct 11 2011 6:33 AM

Thanks man for this tip and it really worked i was trying to remove this screen from 2 days, i reinstalled office 2 to 3 times but did not work but now is working with that screen. i am using 2010 office i used 'Office\14.0'

and  you know what it worked fine

Thanks

Mazahir Abbas

clement wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Oct 16 2011 5:55 AM

thanks for this useful page even though none of your solution worked for me. However I found a solution to my problem:

Windows 7, office 2010, visual studio 2008, and for all office programs:  "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft visual studio".

the solution here works: www.eggheadcafe.com/.../compiling-setups-giving-please-wait-while-windows-configures-.aspx

Perform an installation repair of Visual Studio: Control panel>add remove

programs>Visual Studio 2008 ENU.

HL wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Oct 21 2011 1:27 AM

My solution is very simple.  Install some sandbox software (I use Sandboxie).  Install your main version of Office normally, then install all other versions in their respective sandboxes.  All the sandboxed versions have their own individual virtual registries, and no clashes are possible.  

Fanyar banii wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Nov 23 2011 9:17 PM

I had the same problem but now I know how to resolve it!

Charlie wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Nov 24 2011 10:51 AM

Wow, four years adter you posted this, it is the gift that keeps on giving.  I am extremely grateful for your help.  Thanks!!

keith wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Dec 16 2011 1:28 PM

Wow you saved so much time , your a genius

Dwint wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 6 2012 12:02 PM

Thank you David =]

Bryan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, Jan 8 2012 11:49 AM

Hi David,

08-01-12

I have just tried your fix as i have exactly the same issue, but it has'nt worked (for me).

This started a while ago out of the blue: since then I have done just about anything I can think of but it still keeps happening. The programmes themselves are working ok when they come up after going through the 'cancellation process' but it is a real apin.

The programmes affected are: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. NOT Outlook or ie7 (thankfully)

Is there anything else I can do? I have un-installed 2007, replaced it with 2003, re-installed 2007 and so on. Each time the same.

There must be a fix, surely?

Regards,

Bryan

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jan 16 2012 4:04 AM

Thank you for such a simple solution that finally worked, now Word 2003 sarts right away. Why can't Microsoft give such a simple soultion that actually works or put it in their repair utility?

just a dot wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Jan 19 2012 6:51 AM

thank u DAVID

it work for me...

just make a new shortcut and del the other..

chrise wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Jan 27 2012 4:06 AM

thank you for the tip and reg link it worked

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

Jacob wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 8 2012 10:27 PM

Thanks. Used it for 2007 and 2010 on Vista and it worked like a charm.

John wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Mar 17 2012 10:12 PM

Copied in both into run and problem was solved - brillant thanks!

nobody wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Mar 28 2012 6:09 AM

what a pain but it works.... thx alot guys

Arthur wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sun, May 20 2012 12:03 PM

Thanks, it almost worked perfectly, except for the equation editor in word, that one stills starts installing. Do you have a fix for that?

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 5 2012 10:25 AM

Arthur,

I've not seen that happen - I will see what I can find out.

Thanks

David

Nicholas wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jun 5 2012 5:53 PM

Do you know where in the Group Policy I can change this value so that this change takes affect for all users.

I've looked through and can't find it.

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

Thanks!

Soares wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Jul 23 2012 7:59 AM

Hi there

I have the same problem what has described above. My laptop OS is vista 32 bits. Currently am using office prof 2007. what I always come accross is when I opened the word doc and work on it, by the time i wanna save/save as "the installer / configuration dialog" is appeared. it is so annoying coz it wastes the time. I have followed some of the tips that have been mentioned above, but none of them worked.

Any helps/suggestions to solve this problema would be much appreciated.

rameshS wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Jul 31 2012 6:22 AM

Hi All,

I am also getting the same problem as loading the installation while opening the any file from the office 207 and start the application open for after loadng.lse fo needful someone

Anonymous wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 17 2012 6:15 PM

It worked!! Thanks!!!

wm wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 23 2012 2:56 AM

Hi

I just found this and it solved my problem instantly, one copy and paste into the windows+r box and it stopped opening the configuration box every time immediately. Thanks for the tip

Saleem wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 30 2012 9:59 AM

How to get rid of the configuration progress dialog when running Office 2007 in Windows 7

adam wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Aug 30 2012 4:30 PM

Thanks. It worked!

Just a note for anyone trying to add the code after pressing Start + R.

When you added that code, and you shut computer down, then start, to click on Microwoftware word.... it WILL configuire again.

Let it c onfigure, and be patiant. Then Microsoft Word will open up. It took about 5 minutes I think and I thought "here we go again.."

So I left it, went to make a cup of tea and when I came back, the configuring stopped, and microsoft word opened up!

Good luck everyone!

Very soon, I'm getting a mac. Had enough of Microsoft. Too much hassle.

Shriba wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Aug 31 2012 12:56 AM

Alan first suggested it, then Chris - and it worked - after trying all the other stuff her and elsewhere, it's no wonder my computer still works!!

1. Go to:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller

- - > My note - I found the file in Program Files (x86) on my computer

2.  Rename setup.exe to setup.old

THANK YOU, ALAN!      : D      : D      : D

Shriba wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Sep 1 2012 5:45 AM

The renaming of the original setup.exe file to setup.old worked for me! Scroll up to see Alan's suggestion, and Chris's repeat of it.

ronatola wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Oct 11 2012 8:52 PM

Yepperie.

Rename setup.exe to setup.old DID IT!

remember to check both C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86)

syaf wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Nov 24 2012 8:06 AM

hi, i hve tried this but, after i put the link at RUN,,,  it appear black screen and state VALUE NOREREG EXIST, OVERWRITE {YES/NO} ? so,,, how should i do after this?

Victor wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 6 2013 2:18 AM

I used

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

as noted in the first example running Vista and 2007 enterprise, it   worked perfectly. no more config. every time I open word.

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Feb 20 2013 1:05 AM

Thank you for the solution to Word (I used the same one as Victor above).  However this did not work for Excel 2007 on Windows XP - I substituted Excel in both places and then only once just after 12.0 but neither fixed the problem.  Any other suggestions would be welcome.

sandeep wrote re: 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 Windows
on Thu, Feb 21 2013 4:51 AM

Thanks my problem solved

Pram wrote re: 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 Windows
on Mon, Feb 25 2013 2:48 AM

Hi David,

My netbook intalled with mso 2003 and 2007, after removing mso-2003 from my netbook I got this problem with Word and Excel of mso-2007.

I have run Diagnostics, Setup Repair many times, but the installer dialog still exist.

After "add reg HKCU" as your advice, the Word and Excel is running well instantly, an excellent solution !

Thank you so much David.

Regards,

Pram.

Steve Villata wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Feb 26 2013 2:18 AM

Thanks David for the configuration tip.  Worked great!

Didi wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Mar 6 2013 7:54 PM

Thank's very very much for your solution. Il work very well for my 2 Offices (2003 and 2007).

Regards

Matt wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Mar 13 2013 1:11 AM

THANK YOU so much. Worked like a charm. It was driving me nuts!

naseer wrote re: 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 Windows
on Fri, Mar 15 2013 1:45 PM

thanks bro its working

Adamski wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Mar 19 2013 9:31 AM

Ditto

Thanks

Spichon wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Mar 19 2013 3:13 PM

Wow gorgeous! Thanks so much!!!

Chas wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Mar 23 2013 6:05 PM

Thnxs

The annoying installer messadge is gone!

This did the job.

Thanks and it was an easy fix.

Great work!

Chas

Pankaj Mahajan wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Mar 27 2013 11:23 AM

Awesome ! it really worked wonders !!!!

Andreas wrote re: 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 Windows
on Tue, Apr 2 2013 9:33 AM

Thanks Dave, worked great.

Dedi Wijaya wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Apr 17 2013 8:53 PM

It really works. Thanks.

AxEHeaD15 wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, May 22 2013 4:05 PM

Thanks for the fix!  Made me look good to the bosses!

Teresa wrote re: 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 Windows
on Sat, Jun 15 2013 10:29 AM

Fixed great for word 2007 but not for excel even though I replaced word with excel on the registry fix. I had excel 2003 and excel 2007 on computer but removed excel 2003 and problem still exists.

Thank you.

Wim wrote re: 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 Windows
on Wed, Jun 26 2013 11:22 AM

We have the following problem when we upgrade access from 2007 to 2010. We had the problem that when we start up access de setup is always running. Now we have downgraded back to access 2007 and now we also have de same problem. I have read in this blog when you installing access 2003 and access 2007 that it is normal that the setup is running but we have upgraded and downgraded so not the 2 access version are running on the same computer. So how we can solve the problem? I already have tried all the solutions on this blog but without succes.

Kind regards,

Wim

David Overton wrote re: 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 Windows