I have Word 2010 and Word 2013 installed on the same computer under Windows 8.1.1 The reason I have both installed is that the font rendering engine in Word 2013 will not render Type 1 fonts, of which I have many. Almost all of my personal templates use Type 1 fonts.
If I open either Word 2013 or Word 2010 for the first time, Office goes through the configuration process. Once open, both versions of Word operate normally.
Is there any way to avoid the configuration process so that Word opens directly? I realize this may not be possibe.