Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

    I have a new Windows 10 i5 laptop (home, version 1909, build 18363.535). I loaded the Enterprise 2007 software, which is a licensed copy on disk, on my previous HP laptop and it worked fine. I loaded it on my new laptop. At first, it worked fine. Then, when Windows did a recent update, Office 2007 also updated: Office Compatibility Pack SP3 and security updates for all other software. The laptop restarted and the s/w worked fine for a day. When I started the Outlook client, it said 'either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request." I hit OK and the email came up just fine. When I run Word, it reconfigures the Office Enterprise and then works. When I run Excel, I get the error message stdole32.tlb, I hit OK, and then it configures Office Enterprise and then works. This is very annoying and time consuming. The first time this happened, I uninstalled and reinstalled the software and it worked just fine. Then, the updates downloaded and reinstalled and I've got the same problem. I've seen pieces of this problem but not the entire problem I have. Any suggestions?
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    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2

    Re-install again.

    Before you do that go into Windows updates and disable updates for other microsoft products.

    Once reinstalled go into office, File > Office Account > setup Office updates to disable.

    I'm on newest it might be File > Accounts instaed of Office Account.

    May have to google but goal is not to take updates.

    Office 2007 is out of support. Might be tricky finding real answer.
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  3. Posts : 16,927
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Prevent continual Office 2007 application reconfiguration

    [Updated 18th July 2021]

    I use Office 2007 Pro without any problems.

    My Office 2007 has been fully updated. I would urge you to check that there are no more updates outstanding for it when WU runs - Office 2007 updates can be a bit annoying in that you have to complete the currently required ones then run WU again & you'll find that more have appeared.

    About the reconfiguration problem

    Solution 1 - Run the relevant line of the command for each affected Office 2007 application to tell that application not to re-Register its configuration.
    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\Outlook\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
    - I have not seen any reports of Access 2007 being afflicted with the problem. Its command might well be this but I have not had any means of testing my suggestion
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Access\Settings /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    - These commands were taken from Doug Robbins' amendment to the KB-suggested Method 1, Manual solution

    Solution 2 - An alternative approach is to prevent re-Registering by renaming the file that is called upon to do it. This solution benefits from affecting all Office applications with a single change.
    Run one of these commands in an elevated PowerShell or Command prompt window
    For 64 bit Windows 10
    Ren "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office12\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" "Setup-Old.exe"
    For 32 bit Windows 10
    Ren "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office12\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" "Setup-Old.exe"
    - These commands were taken from a post by WarwickFulfillment in Office Word 2007 reconfigures every time - MSA forum that was itself taken from a YouTube video posted by usmanalitoo at How to fix Microsoft Office Configuration Progress Every time When it starts - YouTube

    Here are some other threads about the reconfiguration problem - some of them also mention the appearance of a stdole32.tlb error message.
    Fall Creators Update Butchered MS Office 2007 - TenForums
    Office 2007 in constant Configuration Progress after Fall CU Update Solved - TenForums

    Last edited by Try3; 18 Jul 2021 at 01:56.
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  4. Posts : 16,927
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    About Office 2007 updates

    This is my list of installed Office 2007 updates [Control panel, Programs & features, View installed updates]
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007-all-installed-office-updates.png
    - I have installed Office 2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access.
    - If you have installed other Office 2007 components you will find others shown in your own list of installed updates [once you are fully up to date].

    I suggest saving copies of each one now in case they are ever removed from the MS update catalog downloads lists.
    - Just download the updates shown in your own list of installed updates rather than the whole list provided by the MS update catalog because the catalog includes ones that were subsequently superceded by others.
    - SP3, which was a major update that established a new beginning for Office 2007 and upon which all further updates were based, is also described in and the article also provides a download link for it
    - If I reinstall Office, I work through the updates list in KB numerical order starting with SP3

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  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much, Denis, for your help. I was finally able to get through all of the updates and suggestions. I needed to make 2 changes in order to get the software working correctly. I ran the reg add command and also needed to uninstall KB2767916, restart, and rerun the updates. Thanks again for your help!
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  6. Posts : 73
    win 10

    started yesterday,
    win 10, office 2007

    worked fine until yesterday, open excel, word, etc...
    messages shows "configuring office 2007" or a message about " installing (?) hybrid 2007"

    asked MS today (chat), they don't have a clue
    most posts I see, show "did not resolve issue"

    office will open but, "stdole32.ilb" and wants to configure each time

    posting because, some time since last discussion and

    the solution, is over my current experience level
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170


    Please state exactly what you cannot do from post #3 so that help can be provided.

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  8. Posts : 73
    win 10

    from post three, first
    Solution 1 - Run the relevant line of the command for each affected Office 2007 application to tell that application not to re-Register its configuration.

    I don't know how to find the commands and what is meant by "run the relevant"

    my problem is with excel
    best solution buying a newer version?
    I don't want to do 365, too many I know talk of the perpetual problems with 365

    too far out of my knowledge level to handle this?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Open a command prompt***, paste this command into it and press the return key
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1

    *** One method of doing so is:-
    Start menu,
    Windows system,
    Command prompt.

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