Ever since I installed Visual Studio 2012, when starting any Office application, I get a box that says "Please wait while Windows configures Visual Studio 2012..." and I have to sit around for about a minute.
This happens every single time I open an Office application, even though the progress bar on the window seems to complete every time.
I Googled a bit, and I found a note about disabling the Visual Studio add-ins for Office (which must have installed with Visual Studio). I have done this.
Yet, the problem persists.