Today I answered a call from a customer about this error that was coming up on their Windows Vista machine. Everytime I open Word, it wants to reconfigure it self. Every time I open Excel, it gives a “stdole2.tlb error” then it wants to reconfigure and it asks for the Install CD.
After some research, I found several options. This is what I did to fix it.
- I went and removed Microsoft Office 2007 from the Programs list.
- Then I went and did this:
Delete “Excel” key from the following location in registry:
(If some keys can’t be deleted or found, please skip them, this will not influence the result of the troubleshooting)
Click on the + sign to expand the registry keys, the keys following the backslash (\) are sub keys, right click on the last sub key and click Delete.
Close the Registry Editor
- After that I went and restarted the computer.
- I then went and Re-installed Office 2007
I got the information from here:
it is easier to do it like the linked tutorial, but since I had already uninstalled office, i just went and did it like that.
good luck 🙂