Every time I open Word (or Excel) file, the configuration setup starts:

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(even if it completes, on another run, it still starts again).

Why this happens and how to solve?

2 Answers 2


Found solution. Instead of regedit steps, just run this code in cmd (with admin privilegges):

Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options" /v "NoRereg" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options" /v "NoRereg" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options" /v "NoRereg" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

and that's all.


This issue can occur if the registry settings have been corrupted.

First off, try to repair your Office installation.

If that fails to fix the issue, an article showcasing the following two solutions can be found here.

Solution 1 (Registry Mod):

Run regedit and navigate to:


Add a new DWORD entry named NoRereg with a value of 1.

Repeat for Excel.

This will work when multiple versions of Office are installed, as well as when only one version is installed.

Solution 2 (Program Files Mod):

Navigate to the following folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\

Rename SETUP.EXE to anything else, e.g SETUP_diabled.EXE.

This will only work for the case where one version of Office is installed.


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