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

While I do use Windows 8 I find that I often work in Desktop Mode. One thing I found is that I always want Internet Explorer to open in desktop mode. If you are like me. Here is how

  • While at the Windows 8 Start menu Search for Internet Options
  • Select Settings on the right hand side

Windows 8 Internet Options

  • When the internet option window appears
  • Navigate to the program tab

Internet Explorer 10 Internet Settings

  • Change the Choose how to open links settings. I set mine to always open on the desktop.