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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