Slow Office 2010 Performance

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by musicalfunctions, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. musicalfunctions

    musicalfunctions OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hey all,
    It's been ages since I logged on last... so long in fact that I've had to take on a new username because I have no idea what password i was using back in 2004 under my old username!!

    I've installed office 2010 x64 on my windows 7 machine, and I'm experiencing very slow start up times for word and excel. It's the same issue even though below i'm just talking about word.

    Problem:
    I either open the program directly from the *.exe or I open an existing word document, the splash screen zooms through to the document - and then the program hangs for 10 seconds before I can do anything with it. I've been through the online MS help lists, removing addins from the registry...etc, turning things off, reinstalling office... the performance is replicated when my virus scanner is turned off (Kaspersky).

    If word is already running, then opening files is really fast. super fast. I've got a quad core intel, 6gb of ram... and opening photoshop for example seems faster than opening word.

    Google should be my friend on this issue, but it doesn't seem like anyone else is having this problem - so would very much welcome some ideas!
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I was going to ask if you are running an anti-virus or not. I did some looking into this and found that it is an issue with the program. Hopefully they figure it out soon, as a lot of people are complaining about it.

    Look here -> Word is slow to start, print, or load documents
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    This can happen to me in Office 2007. What I've found is that it's tied to explorer.exe hanging. If it doesn't open right away, I just click on My Computer and it loads right up.
     
  4. musicalfunctions

    musicalfunctions OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thanks guys - i just ended up reinstalling windows 7 and office... problem solved... don't you hate that?!

    at least it's running properly now.
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    sadly, sometimes that's the easiest way of resolving issues..
     
  6. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Reformat is always the last resort.
     
  7. musicalfunctions

    musicalfunctions OSNN One Post Wonder

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    agreed - but it coincided with a new 2tb WD black hdd purchase... so wasn't the end of the world. I'm still holding off on SSD's for the moment.