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"Windows is configuring Microsoft Office".. every fucking time i start it: Part 2

February 12th, 2008

So I switched on my machine today run excel, and everythings running as normal (yays) but as I check my email i ralise the dreaded setup box coming back, before throwing fist at the screen i decided to have a look what was going on, I checked the other affected applications which were now also running fine it was just outlook that had this problem

Anyway to cut a long story short I discovered that the registry permissions problem was in numerous places and the only way to fix it efficiently was to give full access to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. heres the how to

1) complete previous steps from yesterday
2) run Security Explorer
3) select the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and press F2
4) aad the user Everyone and add the users to the user box at the bottom
5) press OK to run through the Keys, this should take 10 – 15 minutes to complete, I recommend unchecking the view option as this will take longer.

Thats it. One of the other bonuses is that you won’t receive warnings on the applications about a ‘ddl file missing’. Hope this helps, bye

"Windows is configuring Microsoft Office".. every fucking time i start it

February 11th, 2008

This particular problem took me ages to fix and for anyone who has experienced this it is not a good idea to have this problem popping up everytime you open an office file, so to keep you calm heres how to fix it

Although it may not seem like it this problem is regarding the registry, however rather than being a registry incorperated into the software section, its held in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and more importantly its stored in the .pip folder

The problem is a privilage problem essentially the folder is currupt and includes access for no users. So onto the resolution

1) download and install an application called security explorer
2) run the application remove the folder HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pip
3) run excel and ensure that all of the installations have completed then close excel
4) refresh the key data again till you see the .pip folder again
5) add your user and anyone elses user who may want to access the file or insert ‘Everyone’
6) click ok to save the changes and open up excel aagin, this should follow on to the rest of the office applications