Microsoft Office 2010 “Configuration Progress” window each time the app starts

There are many “solutions” for this issue online, including an MS article that does not resolve the problem.

As this is my notepad and I always prefer to keep it short as I personally HATE when I see a simple fix wrapped in two pages article.

So, if “Configuration progress” happens to you, let it configure, then close Excel/Word and browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\ folder and rename setup.exe to setupWhatever.exe.

Run office again.

Thats you sorted.