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Fix: Microsoft Excel 2007 Error stdole32.tlb

Microsoft Office is a software which we use every day. Microsoft Office is available on market since 1990, from version Office 1.0 to Office 365 which is clouding based service. When you need to access Microsoft Word or Excel, all you need is to double click on application icon and start to use it.

Sometimes opening Microsoft Word or Excel can be nightmare, because there are some issues with Microsoft Office package. Every time you start Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, Windows is trying to configure Microsoft Office 2007 which is really boring, and at the end you get error stdole32.tlb.

Problem can occurred because of file corruption or malware infection. Ther are few method which can help you to solve this issue.

Method 1: Repair Microsof Office 2007

First solution you can try is to repair Microsoft Office 2007. In case of file corruption, after repairing Microsoft Office, files will be renewed with new one. You will repair all applications in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excell, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access and others.

  1. Hold Windows logo and press R
  2. Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter. Program and Features applet will open.
  3. Right click on Microsoft Office 2007 and click Change
  4. Click on Repair and then click Continue

  5. After Microsoft Office 2007 finish repair, you need to restart your Windows.
  6. Run Microsoft Word 2007 or Microsoft Excel 2007

 

Method 2: Change permission for registry keys

If first method did not solve your problem, try this method. In this method you will change some permissions in registry database. Before you do any registry configuration, we are recommending you to backup registry database. Why you need to do registry backup? In case of some misconfiguration, you can revert registry database to previous state when everything worked without problems.

  1. Press Windows logo and type regedit
  2. Right click on regedit and at the bottom choose Run as administrator
  3. Click Yes to confirm running regedit as administrator.
  4. Click File and then Export

  5. Type File name, in our example backup09072017, under Export range select All and click Save

  6. Navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Chart.8
  7. Right Click on Chart.8 and select Permissions…

  8. In the Permissionwindows click on Add
  9. Under Enter the object names to select (examples): type Everyone and then click Check Names

  10. Click OK to confirm adding object Everyone
  11. Once this is done, click on the Advanced…tab
  12. Under Ownerclick Change
  13. Under Enter the object names to select (examples): type Everyone and then click Check Names

  14. Click OK to confirm adding object Everyone
  15. After you successfully changed owner of this key, you will see that Owner is changed from System to Everyone. Click Apply and then OK.
  16. Under Permission select Everyone and enable the check box for Full Control and Read
  17. Click on Apply and OK
  18. Refresh registry database by pressing F5, this should create a new Sub key below Chart.8 called Protocol

  19. You need to change permissions of this key by repeating steps, from 8 to 17
  20. Refresh registry database again and follow the same sequence of steps to add permission to the following Sub keys StdFileEditing\Server.
  21. Close the registry editor.
  22. Restart your Windows
  23. Run Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excell

PRO TIP: If the issue is with your computer or a laptop/notebook you should try using the Reimage Plus Software which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. You can download Reimage Plus by Clicking Here

In case this solution did not solve your problem, we are recommending you to restore registry backup file. You can do it by selecting File and then Import. Navigate to registry backup file and then click Open. If you successfully restored registry to previous state, you will get notification: The keys and valued contained in backup file (C:\Users\user\Desktop\backup09072017.reg have been successfully added to the registry.

Restart your Windows.

 

Method 3: Delete Office keys from registry database

Next method is working with registry, too. Before you do any registry change, we are recommending you to backup registry database. As we said in previous method, we will do backup, so we can in case of some registry misconfiguration, revert registry database to previous state when everything worked without problems.

  1. Press Windows logo and type regedit
  2. Right click on regedit and at the bottom choose Run as administrator
  3. Click Yes to confirm running regedit as administrator
  4. Click File and then Export
  5. Type File name, in our example backup08072017, under Export range select All and click
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office.
  7. Delete subkey named Word and Excel. If some keys can not be deleted or found, please skip them, this will not influence the result of the troubleshooting.
  8. Next, You will need to open subfolders 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0 and then delete subkeys Excel or Word. In case you have only problem with Word, you will need to delete subkey Excel. In case you have problem with Word, you will need to delete subkey Word, and if you have problemw ith both of them, you will delete Word and Excel. If some keys can not be deleted or found, please skip them, this will not influence the result of the troubleshooting. In our example, only available version of Microsoft Office is version 12.0.
  9. Right click on Word and select We will delete subkey Word. If you have problem with Microsoft Excel, too, you will need to delete Excel subkey.
  10. Confirm key delete with Yes
  11. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office
  12. Delete subkey named Word and Excell. If some keys can not be deleted or found, please skip them, this will not influence the result of the troubleshooting. In our case, subkeys Word and Excell are missing, so we will move to next step.
  13. You will need to open subfolders 8.0, 11.0 and 12.0 and then delete subkeys Word and Excel. In case you have only problem with Word, you will need to delete subkey Excel. In case you have problem with Word, you will need to delete subkey Word, and if you have problemw ith both of them, you will delete Word and Excel. If some keys can not be deleted or found, please skip them, this will not influence the result of the troubleshooting. In our example, only available version of Microsoft Office is version 8.0, 11.0 and 12.0.
  14. Right click on Word and select We will delete subkey Word. If you have problem with Microsoft Excel, too, you will need to delete Excel subkey.
  15. Close the registry editor.
  16. Restart your Windows
  17. Run Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

PRO TIP: If the issue is with your computer or a laptop/notebook you should try using the Reimage Plus Software which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. You can download Reimage Plus by Clicking Here

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