Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fix Microsoft Office 2010 "Configuration Progress" Problem

Problem "When I start any application of the MS Office 2010.. I have to wait 2mins for the 'Configuring Microsoft Office Enterprise 2010..." or "configuration progress" dialog..." pop-up...


Solution:
Step 1:
Open Run (Press Windows key + R) copy and paste the following commands one at a time and then press ENTER. You may receive a prompt to click on the continue/allow button.

Ensure to back-up the registry using the steps givenhere before modification.
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Access\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Powerpoint\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1


Step 2 :
That is it. Office 2010 might want to have one more spin round the block with it's configuration dialog box, but that should be it.
C: \Program Files>Common Files>microsoft shared>OFFICE14>Office Setup Controller>SETUP.exe change to SETUPold.exe

Finally..try to open the target Office applications and verify if it fixes the issue.
Cheer!!

19 comments:

Jacob and Kalli Hiller said...

I did this and can't quite get it to stop the madness. Please help.. I will pay. Thanks man!

Caracat said...

hi, jacob.. did u try step 2 as abv

Anonymous said...

This do not fix my "Configuration Progress" Screen in Windows XP.

Another sugestion.

Caracat said...

i fixed this problem in my Windows 7 OS..for Windows XP. i didn't try it..

Iffy said...

This worked! Thank you! I was thinking of giving up after trying out so many other methods. @-@"

Thumbs up for authenticity. (windows vista user w/ 2010 microsoft office)

Oh and if it didn't work the first time, make sure you're pressing [enter] after each command and when command prompt pops up, type 'y' to allow the rewrite of an existing file (this happened to me after entering the first line). Again, thanks for the code - i've had to put up with configuration delays for a year or so.

P.S.: If the above method still doesn't work, you could manually close the config process (every time) when loading an existing document. The document should pop up after closing the processes. It was quite tedious dealing with the short-term lag, though.

James said...

Cheers for the fix. Checked all over with no luck and this fixed it first try. Using Windows 7 64 and office 2010 business.

Legend!

Anonymous said...

thank you. THANK YOU.

nothing else worked, but this (specifically step 1) solved it.

cheers!

Anonymous said...

Worked perfectly, only took a few minutes to execute. Thank you for your help! :D

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JB Productions said...

It worked great. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD THANK YOU!!!!! THIS WORKED FOR ME! you don't know how happy you made me. Thank you Andy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!!!
Worked great in Windows 7 64bits!

Anonymous said...

it did work well thanks andy

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Shafan Shafiq said...

Nice job, it was helpful to some extent on win 7. but excell still shows windows installer, it disappears immediately when I cancel it. Thanks.

Miguel said...

This does not work with Access.

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