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

February 11th, 2008 by Alan MacGregor Leave a reply »

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

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