FIX: Microsoft Office – End User License Agreement Constant Prompt Reviewed by Momizat on . Ever get the problem where whenever you start up ANY Microsoft Office application (Mostly in Microsoft Office 2003) Where you are being prompted to Agree with t Ever get the problem where whenever you start up ANY Microsoft Office application (Mostly in Microsoft Office 2003) Where you are being prompted to Agree with t Rating:
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FIX: Microsoft Office – End User License Agreement Constant Prompt

Ever get the problem where whenever you start up ANY Microsoft Office application (Mostly in Microsoft Office 2003) Where you are being prompted to Agree with the End User License Agreement everytime you start up the application. Even after you have agreed to it? Well if you are facing this issue, please try the following steps… I’ve also included illustrations 🙂

Click on the Start button and the click on Run

Start Menu

In the Open field type in Regedit

Run Menu

Press OK and this will bring up the Registry Editor

Regedit

Now I would like you to go into the following Locations by expanding the folders (Click on the + sign)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Office
– You will come up to a screen that looks like this…

Office Regedit

Right Click on the Office Folder and click on Permissions

Regedit Permissions

Click on Add…

Permissions

Where it says “Enter the object names to select (examples)”, Below that I would like you to type in “Everyone” without the quotes and press OK

Everyone

Now make sure you have Everyone highlighted under the Group or user names then tick the box below under ‘Allow’ which gives you “Full Control”

Full control

Then click on Apply and OK

After you have done these steps, can you please Restart you computer.
Once you computer has completed restarting, test out on of your Microsoft Office applications and you will be prompted to Agree with the End User License Agreement one last time – Agree with it.
Then close down your Microsoft Office application and reopen it. Now it shouldn’t prompt you to agree with the End User License Agreement.

So yea, try that … If it works let me know – If it doesn’t let me know as well 😛

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  • Silvia

    Outstanding, Easy, short & sweet, clear commands & best of all: it works. Microsoft needs YOU…. Thank You so very much, Silvia

  • Mull3895

    Didn’t work on my computer

  • Darrenjamesthomas

    Worked perfectly. Very quick and easy solution; thank you.

    • NavByStars

      Thank you Gale. Your fix worked on my new 64 bit Windows 7 machine after installing MS Office 2003. Unfortunately Leo’s fix did not work for my system.

  • Gayle

    I did exactly has you instructed and it did not work for me. I have operating system Window 7 (64 bit), office 2003.

    One suspicion, when I get to the last expanded folder called office I notice when I click the office + sign only outlook appears (I do not use outlook). Excel nor Word appear here. I want to eliminate the pop up when I open Excel and Word so shouldn’t Excel and Word appear under Office?

    • Gayle

      I found answer. The path depends on which operating system you are using:

      On 32-bit versions of Windows:
      For the 2007 Microsoft Office suites:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0
      For Microsoft Office 2003:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0
      For Microsoft Office 2002:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0
      For Microsoft Office 2000:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0
      On 64-bit versions of Windows:
      For the 2007 Microsoft Office suites:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice12.0
      For Microsoft Office 2003:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice11.0
      For Microsoft Office 2002:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice10.0
      For Microsoft Office 2000:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftOffice9.0
      Click Permissions.
      Click Users (Computer_nameUsers), and then click to select the Allow check box for the Full Control permission.
      Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
      Start an Office program, and then accept the End User License Agreement.
      Repeat steps 2 through 4, and then remove the Full Control permission that you gave to Users (Computer_nameUsers) in step 5. To do this, locate Users (Computer_nameUsers), and then click to clear the Allow check box for the Full Control permission.
      Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.

      • FW

        I had Windows 7 with 64 bits. The way I fixed this Office 2003 problem was follows.

        Right click each of the Office application icon, Click “Run as administrator”. It worked like a charm!

      • This was a little gnat bothering me for sometime, this fix worked perfectly. Thank you Gayle!!!

  • Ang

    This worked perfectly for me! Thank you soo much! Ends a lot of frustration for me.

  • Art

    It didn’t work for me. It comes up on outlook and word still. any other suggestions

  • Jellybean101

    This worked perfectly for me, and the directions were very clear and easy to follow! Thank you so much! Just a comment: in order for this to work, you have to be on the main account of the computer.

  • Bluemax2

    Did what you said but it didn’t work. Tried the Restore Point but that didn’t work either and neither did several other Restore Points.

  • Ray

    Another way to fix it for Vista:

    1. Click Control Panel on your computer.
    2. Click User Accounts.
    3. Click Turn User Account Control on or off.
    4. Uncheck Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer. Click OK.
    5. Restart Computer.
    6. Open Outlook. Click Accept. Close Outlook.
    7. Open Outlook again. UAC will be gone.

  • Kay

    FANTASTIC!!!! worked perfectly. I was a little worried about messing with the registry but it worked perfectly. Thank you soooo much!!

  • Constantino

    Thanks used on Office 2003 with Windows7. Worked perfecty.

  • Merry

    Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me. I walked through the steps, but I still get the license agreement box every time I open a Microsoft program. I use Vista Home Premium (64-bit). Does that make a difference?

  • Josh the Cracker

    Works great!

  • shell

    Worked for me. thanks

  • Andrew

    Works GREAT !! Thank you so very much !!!

  • Alana

    This did NOT work for me, and neither did the help of Microsoft. I am very frusterated and wish I could get rid of this issue!

  • David

    I didn’t fancy messing with THE REGISTRY, but by jove, it worked even in Vista Home Premium. Only needed to go through the agreement once with one programme (excel) and it worked on all of them. many Thanks!!

  • Margaret

    You are a champion – thank you!

  • Tasha

    Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me. I walked through the steps, but I still get the license agreement box every time I open a Microsoft program. I use Vista Home Premium (64-bit). Does that make a difference?

  • Jim

    You’re a dang genius.

  • Raashid

    Thanx Your Resolution Was Great It Worked..Do you Have Any Idea What Make issues To Occur

  • Brian

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I wish to express my many thanks for providing this solution to me. I am a soldier in Iraq where communications in general is not as advanced as back home and this has been just another annoyance. It now works great!!

    Regards,

    Brian

  • Thank you for providing the solution to this annoying problem. Much appreciated! 🙂

  • angelle

    thank you very much

  • lauren

    Thank you so much. This got me out of a very sticky situation. Very much appreciated, thanks.

  • Noel Coburn

    Thank you very much LocalTech and also John with additional tip for Vista users – Start Search regedit. It worked perfectly first time. Well done!

  • Judy

    I tried all the ways Microsoft gave me to get rid of that annoying window many times and nothing!! I tired yours once and wa-la!! Thank you so much!!

  • Dee

    Ahh!! Thanks so much! That’s been bugging the hell out of me since i got vista!
    Thanks again so much!

  • Thand you so much. It worked perfect on my new vista laptop.

  • Ben

    Under Vista it seems that when you start office in your own user space, it is now allowed to write to that bit of the registry.

    I managed to stop this by just running office as the administrator once and accepting the licence.

  • der

    Cool!
    it worked first time, fair play to you

  • rick

    Just tried it on a new laptop with Vista & it worked perfectly.

  • Mike

    Your advice worked great. I had the problem on a new laptop with vista, that I loaded office 2003 on.
    Thanks mike

  • Sirg

    Following the upgrade from Office 2K to Office XP – now whenever any Office XP application is opened, I’m prompted to re-enter the license key for Office XP. Does anyone know a fix for this?

  • Bob Colclough

    Thanks a lot – worked for me!

  • Alan

    Thank you so much. I was starting to pull my hair out. Very easy to understand your instructions too, even for a dummy like me.

  • John

    Thanks also – just used on Office 2003 – under Vista – just type regedit into the “Start Search” box in the Start menu to run regedit. Worked perfecty.

  • Great ! your advice on EULA in microsoft office. Mine was a little different as it was in french and vista but the principle worked fine. Rgds Martin

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