Fix: Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office message

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  1. Thanks.
    🙂

    I only get the error when switching from Word 2002 to Word 2010,and vice versa.

  2. None of the above worked for me. Now if i start without add ins using winword /a i have no problem. I checked if there was a difference in the add ins that where there or which add ins was disabled and I don’t see rather puzzling..

  3. reg add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0WordOptions /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    this really solved my problem thank you very much!

  4. yeah its work on number 1 but change “14.0” into “12.0” like this: reg add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0WordOptions /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1.

  5. Downloading a trial version of Office 2013 caused this problem for me. The first suggestion worked to fix it but I had to use “12” instead of “14” Thanks!

  6. Thank you. What about Visio ? The proposed solution solved the problem with Word. But, what commands would I need to fix Visio ? Any help would appreciated.

  7. The suggested solution fixed the problem with my Word. Many thanks. How about Visio, where I experience the same problem ? What Registery commands should I use there ?

  8. I got it to work using – reg add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0WordOptions /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    Thank you it has been driving me nuts.

  9. hi..

    thanks a lot.. i was facing this prob since last 2 days.. searched all articles for this.. but noting worked for me..

    u step 3.. really works to me and porb solved..

    gr8.. thanks a lot.

  10. You’re a life saver genius! Thanks a lot! Fixed it after secedit /configure /cfg %windir%infdefltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

  11. For Visio 2013 you may also have to update the registry setting for vsdx. In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.vsdx set the default to Visio.Drawing.15. There are a bunch of notes about doing Visio.Drawing.11 for .vsd, but you may also have to update .vsdx. That’s what did it for me.

  12. I’ve tried all of these, including some mentioned in the comments with no luck. Another user on the same PC has no issues (the one it was originally installed under). I thought I’d be able to fix it by reinstalling it under the profile that was having the issue, but it did not. I even exported the entire user Office registry from the other user and imported it into the problematic one and that didn’t fix it either. Kind of at a loss here.

  13. Subject :”Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013″

    Problem Solved For Access 2013

    ?All other forums are suggesting to add following registry

    “reg add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0WordOptions /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1?”

    or Disabling Windows Search Service but these solutions are not for Access 2013 problem.

  14. Thanks It worked for me. All other forums are suggesting to add following registry

    “reg add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0WordOptions /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1?”

    or Disabling Windows Search Service but these solutions are not for Access 2013 problem.

    Just to Uninstall Anything related to office 2010 e.g Access database engine 2010. Run C CLEANER software for removing any unwanted registries and then we are good to go.

  15. You rock man! 🙂 I had this problem in launching Word 2010 only (not in Excel, PowerPoint etc.). Tried repairing the installation but no use. Finally step 2 worked. Many thanks to you 🙂

  16. After trying all possible solutions (repair, reinstall, registry edits), none really worked for me…

    I only finally got my MS Office 2013 programs to work simply by running them as administrator and choosing compatibility to windows 7.. Just right click the program and choose properties, then go to compatibility tab.. problem solved!

  17. Ben do you have a solution to Visio 2007 Enterprise edition. It is only Visio which is going through the install process all other MS Office Enterprise 2007 apps ok. Only happened recently after either a W10 or MS Office update

  18. I went and after hours of trying to fix my compatibility issues with Office 2007…I downloaded the easy fix 50780 and it works perfectly !!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

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