After you have installed Office 2013 or upgraded Office 2010 to Office 2013. You may see this message when you launch any Office 2013 application. Specifically Word 2013 will keep configuring when you start it up.
This was an issue on Office 2010 and seems to have followed Office 2013. There are two possible ways to fix it. One is to add the registry key below from command line ( copy and paste each line to a command prompt or the run option).
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Excel\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Access\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Powerpoint\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
The other is to disable the Windows Search Service before running the office 2013 application so it can complete its installation, here is how:
- Un-install Windows Search from control panel programs and features then reboot.
- Upon reboot launch an Office 2013 application and let the installation complete, reboot again.
- Once rebooted you can install Windows Search again.