Many applications and files run alongside Microsoft office software. The .MSI files are the database of all the settings, files and configuration information for the related application. One of these files is Pro11.MSI which allows you to customize anything associated to office software. This file incorporates security and language settings, installation sources and the setup process. If you do not have the installation DVD for MS Office and unable to update Pro11.MSI file, you can manually create an XLStart file. Open Windows Explorer and locate the folder which contains the installation of Microsoft Office 2000, Office 2003 or Office XP. Select the version of Office that you are running, create a new folder and rename it as XLStart and close Windows Explorer. Restart your system and launch the Excel application.
I don't possess the installation DVD for Microsoft Office and I'm unable to make updates (Pro11.MSI).
Manually create the XLStart file; follow these steps:
- Right-click Start and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer.
- In Windows Explorer, locate the folder that containsthe installation of Microsoft Office 2003, Office XP or Office 2000.
- Office 2003 is installed in the following folder:
drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11
- Office XP is installed in the following folder:
drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10
- Office 2000 is installed in the following folder:
drive: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office
- Depending on the version of Office you are running, select Office11 ,Office1o.... Click File > New > Folder
- Rename it as XLStart and close Windows Explorer.
- Restart your PC and launch Excel.
Thanks to Mico77
for this tip.