It is a common problem that whenever we try to open an Office application we come across a dialog box with the following message:
Preparing to install…
Please wait while Windows configures Office Edition
These messages may appear if any one (or all) of the following DWORD values in the registry is missing from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\LanguageResources key:
1. The problem has been solved and can be read in detail at the Microsoft Knowledge base.
2. Or just try the following method, it can also remove the problem
• Uninstall the Office application from the computer. Restart the computer and open IE to see if the problem is solved.
• If the message box doesn’t appear again, reinstall the Office.
The problem will be solved.