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Ecell and Word file load slow

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    Excel and Word file load slow

    Computer running Windows 8 pro and Microsoft office 2007. Files are opening very slow in Excel and Word. This happens when using search and also in file explorer. Small files take about 12 seconds to load. Excel and Word both load in about 1 second. if I open a file while Excel or Word is running, the file takes about 1 second to load. This is a new I7 cpu computer that is very fast. Strange thing is that Microsoft Publisher or Powerpoint files load instantly as do other program files. I have shut down Windows Defender to see if that is the problem but there was no change. Computer was upgraded from Windows 7 and while running Windows 7, files opened very quickly.

    Anyone else experience this problem?
    Last edited by bicycle; 26 Nov 2012 at 10:54.

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    Butuan City
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    Windows 8

    Do you have any plugins installed for either Excel or Word? I sometimes have that issue when there are a lot of plugins installed which office seems to load when starting up.
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    No plugins installed. I just tried a system restore with no change. Files open almost instantly if they are opened through Excel or Word but not file explorer. I don't have the file validation update installed for Office so that is not the cause.
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Ecell and Word file load slow
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