How to Fix Error: Please Wait While Windows Configures

Windows 10

Whenever you want to open a program, a configuration screen may launch occasionally. Several Microsoft Office users face issues with the configuration dialog. When they wish to open suite’s application, the error code appears on their screen saying, “Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office.” If you still open the app, and the configuration window does not appear on your screen when you launch it,  the app may not open quickly. Read on and learn how to fix the Please Wait While Windows Configures errors. .

Steps to Fix Error Please Wait While Windows Configures

Repair Microsoft Office through Control Panel

Repairing corrupted Microsoft Office installation may fix the configuration issue.

To repair Microsoft Office follows the steps given below:

  1. Tap the Windows + R button to open Program features.
  2. In the Run search field, type “appwiz.cpl” and then hit “OK” to launch the window.
  3. Click listed Microsoft Office suite.
  4. Tap the “Change” option and click the “Yes” button to confirm.
  5. If you are using Microsoft Office 2016, click the “Online Repair” button and then select “Repair.”
  6. Now restart your PC and then check for improvements.

Launch Microsoft’s Easy Fix 50780 Tool

Microsoft’s Easy Fix 50780 tool is one of the perfect tools to fix configuration errors. This tool is best for the most recent Microsoft Office Version, but it may help you if you have Microsoft Office 2010. To use this tool first, you need to download it on your device. Then launch the tools to resolve the configuration issue.

Select Windows Search Option

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Run accessory in your Windows.
  2. In the Run search field, type “appwiz.cpl” and then hit the “OK” button.
  3. Select “Turn Windows features on or off” to launch the window directory on your screen.
  4. Now click the “Windows Search” button when not selected, and then tap “OK.”
  5. Now restart your operating system.

Disable Microsoft Office Add Ons

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Office application on your device.
  2. Select “File” and then click “Option” to launch the settings features.
  3. Click the Add-ins button.
  4. Click “COM Add-ins” in the dropdown menu.
  5. After that, click on “Go.”
  6. Wait for the launch of the COM Add-ins screen.
  7. Then deselect entire selected add-ins.
  8. Click on the “OK” option located in COM Add-ins.
  9. Now close and then reopen MS Office.
  10. Your issue should be solved.


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