Configuring Microsoft Office
Thread poster: Tamara Zahran

Tamara Zahran  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:34
English to Arabic
May 21, 2008

Dear All,

I have upgraded to Office 2007 recently, on Windows XP, but I am having one problem that occurs too often.

While working on any Word document, suddenly the program stops and an installation window appears saying "Configuring Microsoft Office", the process takes about 5 minutes, after which I always have to restart the PC in order to be able to use Word again.

Have any of you faced the same problem? If so, is there a solution or is it going to continue like this forever with Word 2007? This happens mostly twice, sometimes three times, a day.

Many thanks for your help,

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Local time: 23:34
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"Install on first use" featuresin office... May 21, 2008

Many versions of MS office have an "install on first use" function. This means features of Word will appear to be installed but are not actually installed until they are used, causing the "Configuring Microsoft Office" message to appear.

What are you doing when this message appears? If it's the same operation each time you might want to check the installer and verify that in is installed using "Run from my computer" instead of "Install on first use".

This is of course only one possibility. Without knowing exactly what you are doing it's hard to troubleshoot.

Best of luck,

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