Thanks to both of you. I did the uninstall and EVERYTHING is much faster. So from here, do I just reinstall it and see how it goes?
Do you mean that by uninstalling Office 2007 the computer is running much faster? If yes, please reinstall and see how it behaves. If it slows down again, and if you have an older version of Office (e.g office 2003) and if you wish, install and use the older version.
I installed Office 2007 a number of times and it ended with a tremendous slow down on older computers. So much so that I advise and warn people not to install it unless they have a powerful computer.