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Word 2007 Configures Every Time I Open It, Help!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word

Bob from Stockton writes:

I have installed, uninstalled, and re-installed MS Office 2007 about 10 times, and have also tried the repair mode. Excel, Access, and PowerPoint open and work fine. But every time I try to open MS Word, or click open a Word file, it wants to configure Word again. After a very long process, several minutes later, Word opens and works fine. How can I get it configured permanently?

One possibility is that you have multiple versions of Office installed on the computer. Open the Start Menu and select control panel.


In control panel choose Uninstall a Program beneath Programs.


You’ll see a list of programs to choose from.

Scroll down to see if you have multiple versions of Office or Word installed.  If so, uninstall the extra versions and trying repairing Office 2007 again by using the repair mode again.

Another suggestion offered by Microsoft is to open the run box (press the Windows key + R or type Run in the search box and choose the Run icon from the results)

Type the following in the run box. It has to be exact, so cutting and pasting is probably best.

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


Then click OK.

Let us know if one of these solutions was able to help you out.

~ Cynthia

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