I have a Dell Precision PC with SSD and 16GB Ram running Windows 7 SP1. I have Office 2013 Pro installed. Whenever I open Excel for the first time, it takes about 15 seconds to open. It doesn't matter whether I open directly from the Start menu or by double clicking on a file, it’s the same wait time. Once Excel is open, I can then double-click other .XLSX files and additional Excel sessions will load immediately. If I go back through and close all files and re-open Excel again, it takes 15 seconds again.
The same problem is true for Word 2013.
BTW, the files I am opening are local (not on the network). The only suggestion I’ve tried so far is the thing about disabling hardware acceleration. No change there.
Any help would be appreciated.