Slow Office Starter Edition

  benson68 10:40 AM 24 Jul 11

I've just got a netbook that has M/Soft Office Starter edition, but the opening window is displayed for ages, until the selected file comes up. Is there a way to edit the registry to minimise this initial display?

  chub_tor 19:36 PM 24 Jul 11

This link gives a guide as to what Office Starter is and the surprise to me is that the OEM installer usually adds the Bing Bar option as well as Live Essentials and features advertisements for Microsoft to encourage users to upgrade to a higher spec version. This may be what is slowing down the start up. Try some of the Office options to see if these can be disabled.

  Secret-Squirrel 20:18 PM 24 Jul 11

"but the opening window is displayed for ages,"

That's just the way it is with the Starter edition and I don't think there's anything you can do about it.

The Office Starter files are held in a protected environment and when you want to use it, Microsoft's new-fangled "virtualisation" technology kicks in - that's why you see the splash-screen and that "Processing" message for ages before anything happens.

Even on reasonably powerful PCs there's still an annoying delay and I can imagine your netbook taking a whole lot longer.

If you want your MS Office apps to load quickly then you'll need to switch to the full version that installs itself on your hard drive in the conventional way.

  benson68 15:09 PM 25 Jul 11

Thanks anyway folks. I just thought that there might be a "fix" for it. By the way chub_tor, "This link" didn't work, so I don't know what it would have revealed. I've already got the "bing bar" plus Windows Live Mail. (Didn't want any of the other stuff)


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