I have looked on some groups and have not found a solution to this problem. I have a Windows 7 professional 64bit machine. It had Office 2003 professional and Office 2007 Enterprise installed on it in a dual install configuration using the Office 2007 Outlook. The client wanted Office 2003 removed. I went to add/remove programs and removed Office 2003 professional and the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack (this is the update for Office 2003 that allows people to view office 2007 docs). I then restarted the workstation. This is a home computer and in workgroup mode by itself on the network segment (the only computer in the house).
After the uninstall, every time I tried to open an Office 2007 program the install wizard ran and then the program opened. When I opened Excel, It threw a pop-up that stdole32.tlb was having a problem and the install wizard ran and it opened. I thought that Office 2003 may not have completely uninstalled, so I ran the Microsoft Fixit to completely uninstall Office 2003, then a restart. Same problems.
I then ran a repair on the Office 2007 Enterprise edition with a restart and encountered the same symptoms of the Install Wizard Running after multiple tries to open a program, such as Word and the excel error.
I found a group post to change the registry, so I ran: reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d 1
This partially fixed the problem and install wizard no longer runs for all of the Office 2007 programs on open with the exception of Excel.
I Still have the problem with Excel on open a small pop-up opens that says something about stdole32.tlb then runs the install wizard then excel opens.
Any help on this case would be appreciated. Thank you in advance… eric