Turn off Hardware Acceleration

Sometimes it is not clear if the setup has been completed or not. If you see Office 2013 shortcuts on the Start screen in Windows 8/8.1 or under All Programs > Microsoft Office 2013 in Windows 7. Then it is likely that the setup has been completed successfully.

If the problem happens when you try to start one of the Office applications and it is unresponsive or nothing happens – perhaps the screen flashes briefly. There may be a video card compatibility problem. To work around this problem, follow the information to turn off hardware acceleration in the article below.