When I start Excel I get an message about the installation of VB Express or Visual Studio.Date: August 28, 2006 (last updated on September 21, 2016)
reference id: QA0100
"When I start Excel I get an error message about the installation of Visual Basic "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Basic...."
Browsing to the appropriate folder doesn't solve the problem.
This is a very uncommon problem, but still we want to address this in the FAQ here.
It seems to be caused by a bug in VB Express/Visual Studio or more precise, the Windows Installer.
This can be solved by doing a repair of your MS Office installation.
Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Windows XP and Windows 2000:
In December 2014 we've got the following solution reported from one of our users who got the message "Please wait while Windows configures Visual Studio Professional 2013" whenever he started Excel:
This seem to be a problem particular to 64-bit versions of Windows
And this solution seems to work for more people:
Solution 3 - Excel 2010 and later
During the setup, if asked, choose to install the "32-Bit and 64-Bit Edition".
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