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.
when starting Word 2003
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.
Sat, Jul 21 2007 4:47 AM
Filed under: Windows 7, Vista and XP, Office System, Support and Tools, Windows Client, Vista, Office 2007, Documentation, Word, Tips, Application Compatibility, Office 2003