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  • "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

    hi, I have just recently installed a fresh copy of Office 2000 onto a clean laptop. Every time i start up Word/Excel, I get this error message. It is installed onto a standalone laptop. Other people who have Office 2000 installed do not get this message - Office starts up immediately. Don't get me wrong, Office works fine, it's just that it can be annoying. Any ideas on how to solve this 'problem'. Thanks all for your help

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    Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

    google: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

    1st hit: OFF2000: Windows Installer Appears Every Time a Program Is Started

    SYMPTOMS
    Each time you start an Office program, a dialog box for Windows Installer appears with the following message:
    Preparing to install...
    This is followed by another dialog box, with the following message:
    Please wait while Windows configures Office Edition
    where Office Edition is the edition of Office that you have installed.

    CAUSE
    These messages may appear if any one (or all) of the following DWORD values in the registry is missing from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Co mmon\LanguageResources key:
    UILanguage
    HelpLanguage
    InstallLanguage

    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this problem, use each of the following methods in the order they are listed, until you resolve the problem. After you resolve the problem, do not use the remaining methods.
    read the KB to solve the issue and prevent the annoying popup:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265194
    its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
    Give karma where karma is due...

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    • #3
      Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

      ^^thanks James Haynes, I will follow the steps outlined, really kind of you sir

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      • #4
        Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

        no problem... thats what im here for.

        if it works (which im sure it will) then go ahead and slather some karma all over my post, as you see fit.

        its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
        Give karma where karma is due...

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        • #5
          Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

          ^^I have indeed already added to your rep. I haven't had time to go through the MS Office steps as yet

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          • #6
            Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

            you're so kind, thank you sir.

            im a karma whore. it gives me purpose.
            its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
            Give karma where karma is due...

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            • #7
              Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

              James, the word is spelt kinda and NOT karma. In the meantime, keep up the great work you are doing here. Thanks.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

                Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                James, the word is spelt kinda and NOT karma. In the meantime, keep up the great work you are doing here. Thanks.
                EDITED BY MODERATOR
                You might want to consider uninstalling MS Office and using Open Office instead

                9. Smile - Don't worry, Be Happy
                Last edited by Ossian; 28th December 2007, 08:37.

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                  Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

                  Originally posted by diamondgeo View Post
                  EDITED BY MODERATOR
                  You might want to consider uninstalling MS Office and using Open Office instead

                  9. Smile - Don't worry, Be Happy
                  haha! biggles is right... i am some kinda whore. heehe.

                  what else did i miss? if 9 is smile, what are the 8 steps i missed before 9? huh?

                  yeah, i would install OpenOffice fer sure. OpenOffice was sooo designed for windows. you can download it here.

                  it will get rid of that popup fer sure, and its probably better than running Office 2000 anyways...
                  Last edited by James Haynes; 28th December 2007, 16:13.
                  its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
                  Give karma where karma is due...

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                  • #10
                    Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

                    "EDITED BY MODERATOR
                    You might want to consider uninstalling MS Office and using Open Office instead"

                    Since Open Office isn't always an option it's very refreshing to see people keep suggesting it and not actually assisting with a proper solution to the original problem.

                    I appreciate the free thinking and anti-gates mentality but sometimes I need a valid solution to a real world corporate situation.

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

                      Originally posted by Kevhead View Post
                      I appreciate the free thinking and anti-gates mentality but sometimes I need a valid solution to a real world corporate situation.
                      HUH???

                      If you have a question, please start a new thread and not hijack another members one. Thanks.
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
                      2 2 was 1 2.
                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                      2 2 1 1 2

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                      • #12
                        Re: "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office 2000"

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                        Kevhead, if you have a particular issue (I presume the "please wait" popup?) please post a new thread.
                        Tom Jones
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