One possibility that I can think of is that when you originally installed Excel, you may have accepted the default options. Try putting your CD back in, choose Custom (more likely 'Install additional components' or something like that) and make sure all Excel features are set to 'Run from my computer'. This will then install the lot to your hard drive (I'm assuming space is not an issue?). This also means that you will get extra wizards and so on installed, which many of us need anyway. :smile:
I'm a bit stumped - so this is a bit last gasp. Let's try deleting the Registry key - when you re-lauch Excel it will re-register itself.
From the Start menu, click 'Run', then type 'regedit' (without the quotes) in the run box and press Enter. The Registry Editor will now open (looks a bit like Windows Explorer). Navigate to the following folder
Right click on the Excel folder in the left pane and then choose 'Rename'. Call the file OldExcel or something - this will also act as a kind of Registry backup. Close the Registry Editor. Now re-launch Excel. No guarantees I'm afraid but you never know.
Seems strange that there is no Registry key. Perhaps a complete uninstall and re-install will help. I would suggest following my earlier post and ensure that you use Custom setup and install all features to hard disc.
Sorry I can't suggest anything more - hope it works for you.
Hi everybody, good to be here.
The last posting on this thread (only useful one I seemed to find on this subject) is over a year old - hopefully the problem has not occurred any more.
Just in case, here is my experience:
Solved problem using Office SetUp, for XP
- used "Add Remove" feature
- deleted Excel first, by choosing "X Not Available" option, and then turned computer Off (not sure this is necessary)
- after starting computer again, used "Add Remove" to install Excel again by choosing "Run All from My Computer".
- Excel loading time went from about 6-7 sec. (plus the annoying install windows) to about 1 sec.
Repeated for Word - same result.
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