Visio displays configuration message on opening

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Ref: 201601271048
Last Edited: January 27th, 2016


Every time Visio opens, it displays a 'Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visio...' message.

Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visio


This is characteristic of a missing file association configuration in the Registry.


Ensure these configurations are made in the Registry.

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor.
    Start > Run > type 'regedit' > click OK.
  2. Ensure these settings:
            (Default) = Visio.DrawingMacroEnabled.15
            (Default) = Visio.Drawing.15
These apply to Visio 2013.

Applies to

  • Visio 2013

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