Microsoft Office installs” when opening a file

Does Office appear to install every time you try to open a document or you see a configuration dialog.

Open run (Press Windows Key + R) and paste in the correct line for your version of Office and the troublesome application.

For Office 2010

Run the command for the application giving you trouble

  • 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
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

For Office 2007

Run the command for the application giving you trouble

  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Powerpoint\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

For Office 2003

  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Access\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Powerpoint\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
  • reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
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1 comment

  1. I permanently face that behaviour (perpetual installs) when executing word and excel 2007.
    Adding the NoReReg key in the registry has solved the problem for WORD invocation, but the wrong behaviour still exists for EXCEL.
    Any other ideas ?
    Best regards.
    Claude

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