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Launching PowerPoint 2010 keeps giving "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio 2010" message and Progress bar

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Hi Experts,

Every time I launch PowerPoint 2010, a message ("Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio 2010") appears, along with a Progress Bar.

This "configuring" Progress Bar loops a number of times, then PowerPoint opens.

But sadly, this "configuring" is repeated every time I start PowerPoint.

Just by hitting the Esc key, the message will disappear, but overall it's very annoying.

By the way, I can use Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 without any problem.

How can I fix this?

Regards,
Leigh
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First thing I'd suspect is a rogue PowerPoint (or Office, maybe) add-in. If you open PPT and go to File | Options | Add-ins, what's listed? Check the list, then also at the bottom of the screen select COM add-ins from the dropdown then GO, Then check PPT add-ins from the dropdown and GO and so-on.
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Thanks, Echo_S.

I had a bunch of PPT Add-ins that I never use.
I disabled them - the problem is fixed!  :)

Regards,
Leigh
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Great, glad to hear it!
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