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Uninstalling Microsoft Office 2003


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#1 Wanton86

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

I'm trying to uninstall my old office (Microsoft 2003), but I don't have the CD anymore. It keeps telling me that I need the CD to do anything. I found this program on Microsoft webpage: "Windows Install Cleanup", but that didn't remove it from my computer. All the programs are still there, but I can't even open them anymore. What do I do?

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:27 PM

Hi Wanton86
Did you use the add/remove to uninstall it? If you did that allready,
Try Uninstalling it using the Registry.
Go to Start>Run> type in "regedit"(without the quotes)
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Right click on the the Uninstall key and select Export a box should appear save it somewhere you know. You have just Backed Up your registry by clicking the Export. Rember Before editing ot messing around with the Registry please back it up.
Now find your Microsoft2003 under Uninstall, and right click on it and press delete. I am not sure what is the exact name of the program because I don't use Microsoft 2003, I think tis called Microsoft 2003 Preium ot something like that.
Any help with the Registry please refer to this tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/manually-remove-programs-from-add-remove-programs/

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:55 PM

Hi,

I tried using add/remove, but it still required the CD with the .msi file, which I don't have.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:37 PM

Did you try uninstalling it using the registry I mentioned above?
Did that work?

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:16 AM

Hi,

I was unable to find anything related to MS office 2003 under the tree you had me look under.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:21 AM

Try this, see if it helps;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:45 PM

Adam, I used that already. It didn't do anything but remove the registry settings and values associated with MS Office, which is worse than my situation before. The programs are still there in their respective MS Office folders. They no longer appear in the add/remove programs list as well.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

Hi Wanton86,
This may help or not but its worth a try.
Reboot in safe mode. A tutorial on Safe mode
Once in safe mode navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
I am not sure if that is where all your Microsoft 2003 applications are installed/located, if that is then delete that whole folder and that will uninstall it. Now that all your old Microsoft office is deleted you can install your new one.
Try that and tell me if it woks or not.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:19 PM

Hi,

I did so as you said. However, aren't there other files that were installed that aren't located in this folder? Aren't there other registry values and files that weren't removed completely either?

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