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Startup program entry details:

Office Startup (OSA.EXE)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


On older versions of MS Office this launches common Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. On slower machines it can be a resource hog and some users claim there's no difference with or without it - but it usually isn't required. This must be left enabled if you use the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar (MSOFFICE.EXE) and have set it to load at startup. Available via Start → All Programs

Startup information:

Common/User Startup (Start → All Programs → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:/Programmer/Microsoft Office/Office/OSA.EXE

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