Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

  1. Posts : 3
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    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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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004

    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. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928

    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 -
    Run the command
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    This is taken from Doug Robbins' amendment to the KB-recommended procedure
    Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus configures each time you start - KB2528748
    Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus configures each time - Office 2007 adjustment - MSA forum - this contains Doug's note

    Here are some other threads about the reconfiguration problem - some of them tie the stdole32.tlb problem into it so this ought to be fixed by the same command.
    Office Word 2007 reconfigures every time - MSA forum
    Fall Creators Update Butchered MS Office 2007 - TenForums
    Office 2007 in constant Configuration Progress after Fall CU Update Solved - TenForums

    Last edited by Try3; 19 Jan 2020 at 11:49.
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  4. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,634
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928

    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
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    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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