Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Get Rid of the Office Live Workspaces Pop Up

If you use Microsoft Update you probably get these annoying popup every time you open Word / PowerPoint / other Office 2007 applications.

The Office Live Workspaces feature comes with some feature installed by Microsoft Update. I tried logging but the popup is still there every time I open an Office 2007 application.

So here's what to do if you don't want this popup:
  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft
  3. Create a new key named "OfficeLive"
  4. Close the Registry Editor
Now the the "Do not show me this message again" actually works!

(source: Link)


  1. That worked on my Office 2003 in Vista.
    Many many many many thanks. Really!
    [It was really peeing me off!!]
    Interestingly, although I have five user accounts on this PC, the popup only happened on one. Of course it was the most used one.

  2. Re-post after further reading:-
    it affects any non-installer user account. read the source link above. Many many thanks (again!)