Excel 2003 - Installer runs every time I start Excel

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  1. nightowl

    nightowl Golden Member

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    This is really annoying me and I do not know why it does this, but the Windows installer always runs when I start Excel. None of the other Office applications do this when I run them so I am not sure what is up with Excel. I would rather not have to re-install Office. However re-installing Excel might be, but I would rather fix it first.
     
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  3. RVA3

    RVA3 Junior Member

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    There could be several causes to this problem:
    1- Corrupt directory or path in the properties of the shortcut. Make new shortcut from source file:
    Excel.exe in Microsoft Office and rename to desktop name.

    2- Installer is corrupt. Check with regedit following registry entries:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\General\InstallProductID]
    @="{00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\LanguageResources]
    "1033"="On"
    "HelpLanguage"=dword:00000409
    "InstallLanguage"=dword:00000409
    "UILanguage"=dword:00000409
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\LanguageResources]
    "1033"="Off"
    "2057"="On"
    "HelpLanguage"=dword:00000409
    "InstallLanguage"=dword:00000409
    "UILanguage"=dword:00000409

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\UserInfo]
    -"UserInitials"
    -"UserName"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\UserInfo]
    -"UserInitials"
    -"UserName"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Access]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\PowerPoint]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\FrontPage]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\FrontPage]
    "UserData"=dword:00000001

    3- A conflict in settings and application. Open Excel-programme, Tools, Supplements. Uncheck the box of Euro Conversion. Close and re-open.

    Source: a forum at Annoyances.org. Read further on more variants of installer and Office applications conflicts.

    4-Microsoft also says on this topic in:
    Windows Installer Appears Every Time a Program Is Started (Office 2000) - a similar case
     
  4. nightowl

    nightowl Golden Member

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    Thanks for the reply! It looks like it was a corrupt shortcut on the Start Menu that was causing the problem.