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Message: "PowerPoint has stopped working" when editing a presentation

Problem

You run PowerPoint on a Macintosh under Boot Camp; whenever you try to edit a presentation, PowerPoint is liable to stop working with an error message telling you that "PowerPoint has stopped working".

Solution

This problem is related to Bootcamp 3.2 and how it treats the keyboard. Some versions of Bootcamp and/or Bootcamp updates disable a keyboard setting in Windows. To fix the problem:

Thanks to Kevin for posting this solution on the PowerPoint answers forum!


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Message: "PowerPoint has stopped working" when editing a presentation
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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