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by: DavisMcCarnPosted on 2013-09-21 at 05:48:15ID: 39511546
The Office File Validation Tool is known to cause horrendous performance problems in numerous networking environments. I had spreadsheets taking 20 minutes to load that had been 3 seconds! Because it will be reinstalled as part of the Windows Updates, the correct answer is to disable it.
Either Copy and paste this into a Disable-Office-Validation.reg file or create the key using RegEdit:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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