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I just installed Office 2010, it's a clean install, I removed 2007 before I installed it. It works fine except it needs to configure everytime I start Word or any other Office programs. MS's official solutions didn't work. The Windows Install Clean Up tool didn't find any remaining 2007 registry entries. So is there any way to fix this other than a reformat? Thanks.
 

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maybe try to re-install the office?

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Tried that many times, it still does it.
Have you tried installing as a "custom" install? If not, install Office, under custom... but select all the options for the app that wants to configure itself on start, (say Word), to "run from my computer".

Don't let any component "install on first use". Start the application after you have done this.

It should only configure once. You should then be able to remove whatever components you don't actually want in the application.
 

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Have you tried installing as a "custom" install? If not, install Office, under custom... but select all the options for the app that wants to configure itself on start, (say Word), to "run from my computer".

Don't let any component "install on first use". Start the application after you have done this.

It should only configure once. You should then be able to remove whatever components you don't actually want in the application.
Just tried it, it's still configuring everytime it starts. I think I'll downgrade back to 2007 for now.
 

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Don't know if this helps you.

But I found some info on Microsoft technet.

Apparantly, some people have had problems with this issue, going back to Office 2007, when an upgrade has be performed, but not all programs in the Office suite are upgraded (ie, you have an older program from a previous suite still installed on your computer ie. you upgrade to Office 2010 Home & student, but your 2007 installation had Outlook, and the version of Outlook on your computer is 2007).

If this is the case, one fix is to create a new registry key for each of the 2010 applications installed on your computer.
Open regedit by pressing Windows+r, and typing regedit in the Run dialog box. Select OK, and approve the UAC warning if you are presented with it.

IMPORTANT: Please first back-up your registry before proceding, by highlighting "Computer", selecting File>export and create a copy of the registry on your desktop. This way, if you have any problems, you can enter safe-mode, and reinstall a copy of your registry before this change.

That said, exit regedit, and again bring up a run dialog box by pressing Win+R
You will need to do this for each Office 2010 app you have on your computer.

In the Run dialog box type: "reg add HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\14.0\\*OFFICE APP NAME*\\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1", replacing *OFFICE APP NAME* with the office applications on your computer (Word, Excel, Powerpoint...etc) without the quotes of course.

restart your computer, and attempt to open an office program.

This solution works for most, but there are some people where this is not enough, and a long process of allowing permissions for different parts of all the applications is required.

Try the simple fix, and report back.
 

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Thanks for the tip. But I already downgraded backed to 2007, I'll try it when I have time to install 2010 again.
 

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So I reinstalled it and typed in that registry command, but it still configures everytime. I read someone fixed it by changing the file association in the registry, but when I try to open that registry, it says access denied. I'm already using an administrator account. Does anyone know a way to fix it? Thanks.

 
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