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Windows Installer opens Word so I have a 10 second delay opening a document and Excel opens everytime with a stdole32.tlb error window. Yes, I already tried all the simple stuff, like reinstall Office. No Luck!

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Hi there

better to uninstall first the office on the system before reinstall it again.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • micromaster
    micromaster Mar 03, 2009

    may i know what office version did you have? and also the OS

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Lost excel file


change the folder settings to show hidden files and look in here
C:\ Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp

If you didn't enable autosave in Excel you might be SOL

Nov 30, 2012 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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Windows XP HELP Windows key + R = Run menu cmd = Command Prompt iexplore...


Windows XP HELP
  • Windows key + R = Run menu


  • cmd = Command Prompt
    iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
    compmgmt.msc = Computer Management

  • Windows key + E = Explorer


  • ALT + Tab = Switch between windows
    ALT, Space, X = Maximize window
    CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager
    Windows key + Break = System properties
    Windows key + F = Search
    Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows
    CTRL + C = copy
    CTRL + X = cut
    CTRL + V = paste

  • Keyboard Shortcuts


  • [Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications
    [Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter
    [Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu
    [Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)
    [Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window
    Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word
    Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph
    [F1] Open Help for active application
    Windows+M Minimize all open windows
    Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows
    Windows+F1 Open Windows Help
    Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons
    Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box
    explorer shortcuts
    END....... Display the bottom of the active window.
    HOME....... Display the top of the active window.

  • Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run


  • devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
    msinfo32 = System Information
    cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
    ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
    excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
    msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
    powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
    winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
    frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
    notepad = Notepad
    wordpad = WordPad
    calc = Calculator
    mspaint = Microsoft Paint
    wmplayer = Windows Media Player
    control = Opens the Control Panel


  • Internetbrowser


  • type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
    add www. and .com to word and go to it


  • For Windows XP:

  • Copy. CTRL+C
    Cut. CTRL+X
    Paste. CTRL+V
    Undo. CTRL+Z
    Delete. DELETE
    Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
    Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item
    Rename selected item. F2
    Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP
    Select all. CTRL+A
    Search for a file or folder. F3
    View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
    Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
    Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
    Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
    Refresh the active window. F5
    Cancel the current task. ESC

    on Oct 12, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    How to unlock a forgotten Excel xls password


    Have you ever forgotten your Excel password for a workbook or sheet and then had a sinking face? Or has your workmate left your office and he(she) forgot to unlock an Excel workbook with a password set on it? What’s worse, you could not contact your former colleague. If you’re stuck with an XLS file with a password that you need to unlock or crack. What should you do?
    Indeed, the protection feature of Microsoft Excel that allows users to lock a workbook or sheet with a password. When the Excel workbook/sheet is protected with a password, any user attempt to edit data shows an error message.
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    It was truly very often for us to meet the password problem. So when we forgot our secure excel password. Don’t feel confused. Actually there are a lot of methods available to recover or unlock the Excel password. But most of them are designed for PC experts, not common PC users, those solutions are too complicated to get it work for us. And in this article, I will show you a professional Excel Password Recovery tool which could help you to unlock forgotten Excel password easily.
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    Excel Password Recovery 5.0 is powerful password recovery software to recover forgotten Microsoft Excel passwords, enabling you to easily view the workbooks and sheets for the information. This Excel password recovery tool supports to recover password for Excel documents of all versions through 2007. In addition to the powerful attack modes of brute-force attack, brute-force with mask attack, and smart dictionary attack, this program is super easy to use with the straightforward user interfaces.
    Below is the guide of how to unlock Excel password with this software, only 5 steps are needed to recover Microsoft Excel password:
    Step 1: Download the setup file of Excel Password Recovery 5.0 on the official website: http://www.recoverlostpassword.com and install it.

    Step 2:open the software,Click “Open” to browse the full path of the Excel into the program,Select your file in the Open File window and click “Open“.

    Step 3: On the Recovery tab, select “Brute-force Attack (Trying All Possible Combinations)“.

    Step 4: Click “Start” in the Menu to initial the program.

    Step 5: The program is recovering the password. Once the password is found, it’ll be displayed in the File Opening Password Box. Click “Remove All Passwords from the File” to remove both the Password to Open and Password to Edit. Click “OK“. Use the password provided to open the Excel file and view the information.

    Tips:
    If you have any questions of the procedure and the settings, you could visit the website: http://www.recoverlostpassword.com
    If you need to crack an Windows or Office suit password, you should check out Windows Password Recovery 6.0 and Office Password Recovery 5.0 from the same company. It supports all office products including Word, Excel, Access, .etc .It also supports multilingual passwords.

    on Jun 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Windows Installer issues with Desktop Maestro


    Your issue is a permission error in your registry with the files associations trying to be written at install. I had the EXACT same issue with Acrobat. Search the internet for "Acrobat Installer Issues". There is a link at the abode fourms site to Download a program to reset the entire registry permissions. As you will NOT be able to do this, Windows will tell you, "you do not have permission to view the permissions. Although you do NOT have Acrobat problems the issue is IDENTICAL.

    Mar 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    I can not install OfficeSuite. I have Windows Vista home Premium. I had downloaded updates all afternoon and it still shows error 1719 Window installer not correctly installed. Help!


    Download:Windows Vista Service Pack 1

    I tried personally in WIN-XP worked same applies to Vista.

    Error Message:
    Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. You may be running in safe mode or Windows Installer may not be correctly installed. Translation:
    This message might appear when you’re trying to add or remove a program that installs via a Windows Installer MSI (Microsoft Software Installation) package file. The Windows Installer Service is the standard method for installing and uninstalling software on Windows XP. It keeps track of all of the components that need to be installed for a particular program to run and ensures that any files that are shared by programs are not removed when one of those programs is uninstalled. The Error 1719 is an indication that some Windows Installer Service files are missing or have become damaged. Solution:
    The first thing to try is re-registering Windows Installer in the Windows registry. Make sure that no other programs are running and then click Start, Run, type msiexec /unregister in the Open field, and click OK. Next, click Start, Run, type misexec /regserver in the Open field, and click OK. Restart your computer and try installing or uninstalling again.

    If you’re still getting the error message, the next step is to try reinstalling the Windows Installer files. In order to do this, you’ll first need to rename the existing files.

    First, click Start, Run, and type msiexec /unregister in the Open field, and click OK.

    In My Computer, click Search and locate the following three files: msi.dll, msiexec.exe, and msihnd.dll. They are hidden files so you’ll need to select Search Hidden Files And Folders under More Advanced Options. When you’ve found the files, rename them, by removing the .dll and .exe extensions and replacing them with an .old extension(for example msi.dll becomes msi.old).

    Once you’ve renamed the files, WinXP will automatically replace them with a new copy from the dllcache (a hidden folder where copies of important system files are kept in case you mistakenly delete or rename critical system files). Restart your computer and try to install or uninstall the program again.

    Finally, if neither of the above processes corrects the problem, boot into Safe Mode, and go through the above steps again, first re-registering and then reinstalling.

    or

    Go through the following links:

    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/45784-windows-vista-error-1719-help-3.html

    Hope this will be helpfull

    Please rate me...

    Thanks & Regards.
    Nandu

    Sep 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    Some Keyboard Shortcuts



    Keyboard Shortcuts

    [Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

    [Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

    [Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

    [Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

    [Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

    [Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

    Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

    Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

    [F1] Open Help for active application

    Windows+M Minimize all open windows

    Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows

    Windows+F1 Open Windows Help

    Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

    Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box



    Accessibility Shortcuts

    Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ Switch FilterKeys on and off.

    Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN....... Switch High Contrast on and off.

    Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK....... Switch MouseKeys on and off.

    SHIFT....... five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.

    NUM LOCK...... for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

    explorer shortcuts

    END....... Display the bottom of the active window.

    HOME....... Display the top of the active window.

    NUM LOCK+ASTERISK....... on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

    NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.

    NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.

    LEFT ARROW...... Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.

    RIGHT ARROW....... Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.




    Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

    devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
    msinfo32 = System Information
    cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
    ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
    mmc = Microsoft Management Console
    excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
    msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
    powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
    winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
    frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
    notepad = Notepad
    wordpad = WordPad
    calc = Calculator
    msmsgs = Windows Messenger
    mspaint = Microsoft Paint
    wmplayer = Windows Media Player
    rstrui = System Restore
    netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
    netscp = Netscape 7.x
    netscape = Netscape 4.x
    waol = America Online
    control = Opens the Control Panel
    control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog

    Miscellaneous

    cmd = Command Prompt
    iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
    compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
    dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
    dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
    services.msc = Services
    eventvwr = Event Viewer
    dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
    dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services
    Windows key + E = Explorer

    on Dec 30, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Microsoft Excel tips


    Auto sum shortcut key
    Quickly create a Microsoft Excel formula to get the sum of all cells by highlighting the cells you wish to know the value of and pressing ALT and = .
    Create hyper links in Excel
    Quickly create hyper links in your Microsoft Word, Excel, or Front Page document by highlighting text and pressing "CTRL + K".
    Close all open files at once
    Close all open Microsoft Word and/or Excel files by holding down the shift key and clicking "File" and then "Close All".
    Quickly open recently opened files
    Quickly open the recent files by first pressing "ALT + F" to open the file Menu and press 1, 2, 3, or 4.
    Create underlines without any text
    This tip works with the majority of Microsoft Office applications. Easily create an underlined space by pressing CTRL + U to start the underline, then press SHIFT + Space for each underlined space you wish to create. An example of how this could be used is for printable forms, for example: Name: .
    Print only sections of a document
    Save on your printer ink by selectively printing in Windows programs such as Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, WordPad, Outlook, etc. To do this highlight portions of text you wish to print and click print. In the printer dialog window under Page Range choose the option Selection. It is important to realize that not all programs or printer drivers support this feature.
    Repeat recent action
    Using the F4 key in Microsoft Office 2000 and above allows the user to repeat the last used action. For example, if you have changed the font of a selected text and wish to change another portion of text to the same font, pressing F4 will do this for you automatically.
    Quickly undo
    Quickly undo mistakes in the majority of most PC Windows program by pressing CTRL + Z.
    Quickly above cell contents
    In Microsoft Excel press CTRL + SHIFT + " to copy the above cells contents.
    Using the Microsoft Excel Auto filter
    Organize cells quickly by using Microsoft Auto filter. Columns that contains long listing of data can be easily sorted by using the Auto filter option, to use this option select the top rows of the columns you want to be used and select Data / Filter and Auto Filter. Once successfully completed you can use drop down arrows to filter the data automatically.

    on Dec 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    I have installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 but, each time I try to open Word or Excel, I get the Windows Installer window which asks me to wait while it configures Office. The Word 2007 Window...


    Is the account you use an administrator account? The reason I ask is I have seen similar bahavior on office 2000 where the user account does not have the rights to set up Word properly. If it is limited user, temporarily make the account administrator, load word, and then close it. then put the account back limited user if you wish, it should not need admin again. Microsoft never test their products on limited user accounts....

    Aug 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    How to protect MS Excel file using password?


    In Microsoft Excel, you can protect a single cell, group of cells on a worksheet or an entire workbook by applying password so that unauthorized person can not display as well as modify your document. You can apply two types of password.
    Password to open the document:
    If it is applied then you have to give the correct password to open the workbook. Otherwise you cannot open the workbook.
    Password to modify the document:
    If it is applied then you have to give the correct password to modify the workbook. Otherwise your workbook is opened but you cannot modify the workbook. It means that your workbook becomes read-only.
    To apply a password to MS Excel document, follow the given steps:
    First click on "Tools" menu and select the "Option" from drop down menu.
    A windows dialog box will appear, here select the "Security" tab.
    Enter first password in "Password to open" text box under "File encryption settings for this workbook" section and second password in "Password to modify" text box (if required) under" File sharing settings for the workbook" section then click "Ok" button of dialog box.
    Microsoft Excel will open "Confirm Password" dialog box for the confirmation of passwords. The maximum length of password is 15 characters.
    Re-enter the password to open and password to modify and click "Ok" button of Confirm Password dialog boxes one by one.
    Now close the file and then reopen to test the password.

    on Dec 03, 2009 | PC Desktops

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