I have a MacBook pro that I run exclusively with Windows 7. No boot camp, no OSX etc…
When I went to load Office 2013 today it all installed fine … but failed to load when I tried to open any apps.
I figured out (I cant say how) that its got something to do with Offices new graphics hardware acceleration support.
If you are into fiddling with the registry you can disable this via the following key:
(PS: if it doesn’t exist then create it)
Then create a DWORD value in there called “DisableHardwareAcceleration” and set it to “1” e.g.
Then Office apps would startup correctly:
Like I said above it might be something to do with my graphics driver and the card in the laptop. Here is what I have loaded:
I hope this saves some frustration and pain for anyone else out there having this problem.
Update: @waldekm also tells me this has solved an issue he was having with Office in a Virtual Machine being sluggish or slow and sometimes crashing. Turning off hardware acceleration seems to have fixed this for him also.