Run multiple Office Versions side by side avoid setup dialog.

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  1. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    #1 WinFLP, May 7, 2010
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    If anyone has tried to run multiple versions of Office on the same machine, they probably know that it will have a dump and load a setup dialog each time you try to change versions.

    Add the following registry entries depending on the versions you have installed.

    At an admin command prompt (if in Vista or Seven)

    Office 2003:
    Code:
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    Office 2007:
    Code:
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    Office 2010:
    Code:
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
     
  2. snowflake

    snowflake MDL Novice

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    #2 snowflake, May 7, 2010
    Last edited: May 7, 2010
    Just two additional comments;
    1. before modifying the registry, be sure to open the Word version you want to set as default when opening files from Explorer.
    2. This also works for Powerpoint and Excel.
     
  3. Rayon

    Rayon MDL Novice

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    #3 Rayon, Oct 9, 2013
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    Does this also apply to XP Pro? Are the regitry add commands the same?

    I have Windows XP Pro installed.

    I am running Office 2007 and Word 2003 side by side.

    Can I use the same Registry commands below for XP? You mentioned Vista & Windows 7. What about XP Pro?

    Do I need to add the entries for both 2007 & 2003?


     
  4. swash

    swash MDL Novice

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    Yes I too would like to know the answer to the above question.
    I tried the above command on Win XP SP3 but getting "Invalid Key Name"....please help.
     
  5. Roscon

    Roscon MDL Novice

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    The versions according to your Office are:

    - Office 97 = Office 7.0
    - Office 98 = Office 8.0
    - Office XP = Office 10.0
    - Office 2003 = Office 11.0
    - Office 2007 = Office 12.0
    - Office 2010 = Office 14.0 (sic!)
    - Office 2013 = Office 15.0
    - Office 2016 = Office 16.0


    Office XP:

    Code:
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\PowerPoint\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1