Office 2007 Configuration wizard runs every time you start any Application (word, excel, etc)? Here is the solution!
There are many methods you can try for the above problem, but I have outlined three here:
Locate the setup file involved in this mess: go to the following location (for x86 computers): C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller
Or, (for x64 computers): C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller
Next, simply rename SETUP.EXE. I made it NOSETUP.exe
Exit Word 2007.
Start Registry Editor. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
In Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or clickContinue .
In Windows XP, click Start , click Run , type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
After you select the subkey that is specified in step 2, point to New on theEdit menu, and then click DWORD Value .
Type NoReReg , and then press ENTER.
Right-click NoReReg , and then click Modify .
In the Value data box, type 1 , and then click OK .
On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
Credit for Post Goes To - Vince Wirkman
Most new external hard drives available in the market are designed to be plug and play. By plug and play, what I mean is that you can just plug in the hard drive and start using it right away. This is because the manufacturers send the disk initialised and ready to work with the most common operating systems.
The internal hard disks available in the market, on the other hand, require to be prepared before use. By preparing a hard drive, I mean that the hard drive needs to be formatted.
So, how do you format a new internal hard drive and make the hard drive usable by your operating system? The answer depends on which operating system you are using. Today we looking at Windows XP and I will be explaining the steps needed to format new disks under this operating system.
Of course, I’m assuming that you have already attached your disk to your computer and the computer is able to boot up with the older hard disk.
So, once you’ve logged into the administrator account under Windows XP, what you need to do is right click on the “My computer” icon and click on Manage.
This should open the Computer Management tool. Now to view the newly attached disk go to the Disk Management service.
As soon as you click on disk management, a wizard should pop up which will help you to initialize your new disk. At this point, you can just let the wizard do its job and when its done, you should be able to see your new disk in an unallocated state.This does not mean that the disk is bad, but it means that you have successfuly completed the first part of the process and can proceed to the second part.
This is where you need to create a partition, and give your new disk a drive name, like c:, d: etc, so that you can use it under Windows.
The new partition wizard will take you through a series of steps and let you specify the size of the partition (if you don’t want the whole disk to be allocated to a single drive), the drive letter and the file system type. In almost all cases, you can simply chose the default options and let the wizard work its magic.
In the end, you should have a shiny new drive available for storing your MP3 collectionimportant documents.
Some users reported that after updating their tablet to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the screen of their device becomes insensitive. Others even say the screen becomes totally unresponsive. In that case, there’s nothing more you can do even if the tablet is powered on. What you have to do is check whether this problem also happens even in safe mode. Thus, the first you’d have to do is boot your device to safe mode, here’s how:
Disable the IP Helper service:
1. Go to Start and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
5. Click OK to exit the dialog
1. Go to Start and type in "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)"
4. Click OK to exit the dialog
NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.
Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:
1. Go to Start and type in "regedit" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey that corresponds to the network adapter that is connected to the network.
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
4. In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnDisableBcastFlagToggle, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click DhcpConnDisableBcastFlagToggle, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
7. Close Registry Editor.
NOTE: You should do this for each and every GUID subkey.
Please Note:Windows Meeting Space relies on IPv6. The first two mentioned changes with cause this to cease functioning but will leave yor internet connection operational.
If however it causes problems that you can't overcome, simply revert back to the original settings.
Open the registry by clicking on Start --> Run --> Then type Regedit and click OK. Navigate to the following key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\ You will create a new key of DWORD Type specified as "REG_DWORD" below. Name the new entry the username you would like to Hide. Then Set the value to 0 which is the default. Below in the example you can see the ASPNET user is already set to 0 which is why it's not visible when you login to your computer. This process can be used to either turn on or turn off hidden accounts.
Lock Down Your Passwords
If someone gets into your accounts whether it's your email or bank account they could steal information, contacts, account numbers, make purchases, sell your information, your contacts, or hijack your email.
Here are some basic guidelines for a more secure password:
Education plays a major role in the human firewall, but you still need a hardware or software firewall. First, don't open suspicious emails, emails with subject lines that contain misspelled words, emails from someone you don't know, even some emails from those you do know. You need to be cautious because your friends could have been infected and their computer might have sent you an email, not them. For example: emails from the IRS. The Government doesn't generally send emails or even have your email address. You should just delete emails from people you do not know, because even just viewing them can cause Malware to run on your computer.
Don't visit websites that your unfamiliar with. You could use a website like www.virustotal.com to submit the URL of the website prior to visiting it.
Why Do I Need Antivirus Software?
Running your computer without antivirus is just asking for trouble. It's a necessity. Yes it may slow things down slightly, but you could potentially get hit with a virus within days of letting it expire or not having one installed. Keep your software up to date, both the program and the definitions. If you've been running the same version for several years its time to download the latest version. For example: don't run the 2009 version because the software companies have improved pieces of the program that can detect viruses that are not in the virus definitions that are released daily.
Security Updates, No Thanks
This is a common response, but it should not be overlooked. Updates play a role on how effective your antivirus software is too. You may have the latest version & still get infected because a security hole wasn't patched. We recommend installing these updates as soon as possible. Microsoft is not the only company, so be sure to install updates from the following as well: Adobe, Java, Firefox, Chrome and Safari etc. Software Manufacturers are constantly providing updates to their software. If you are in an environment with multiple PCs you may consider testing the updates first before installing them. Always have a good backup and/or create a system restore point prior to installing the updates just in case your system has a problem or something stops working after the updates.
If you have a Windows-based computer, you may have noticed a decline in your computer's performance since you bought it. It may freeze up suddenly, or it just could be acting a bit sluggish. Instead of buying a new system, first try these quick fixes. If these don't work, then it may be time for a new PC.
Solution #1: Run anti-virus and anti-spyware software
Solution #2: Buy more memory This is one of the quickest ways to instantly improve the performance of your computer. If you are on the fence of buying a new one, this is one of the last steps to try before the upgrade. Not sure what type of memory you need? This is a important step. You can determine the amount of memory by right clicking on your "Computer" or "My Computer" icon and then going to properties. Under the computer section you will see the memory/RAM listed. If you are running with 512MB or less then it's probably time to upgrade. Before you run out to purchase memory be sure to talk to your PCTechs to find out what type you need.
Solution #3: Clean up your hard drive This can be completed in several ways. The most overlooked is your Temp folder. Not your temporary Internet files although they should be deleted too. The Temp folder can be located by clicking on Start then clicking Run. Type in the following command %temp% and then click OK. Delete all of the files in this folder. Some will mention they are locked or are in use by the operating system, so you can sort them by date and deselect the ones from the last few days then try to delete the rest. Don't forget to empty your Recycle Bin when finished.
Solution #4: Defragment your hard drive This step is a common answer you may receive to improve performance but since the improvements of the NTFS file system provided in Windows XP you don't have to run the defragmentation tool nearly as often. Because of this, you won't see the improvement you may be expecting like in Windows 98. Generally solutions 1 through 3 provided above will allow you to maximize your PC to it's fullest before having to purchase a new one.
Open the Control Panel and Double Click on User Accounts.
Then click on Turn User Account Control on or off?
Approve it one last time.
Uncheck the box and click ok.
Click Restart Now or Later.
Those annoying pop-ups will be gone after a reboot/restart.
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