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#1 Carolinajohn63

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:54 AM

I have decided to use Open Office and no longer want Microsoft Office on my computer. How do I completely remove Office from my laptop?
I am using Windows XP professional.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:04 AM

Use Add/Remove Programs...and the Office CD.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:18 AM

It doesnt show up on the add/remove list for some reason, although the program is there and operational. I also do not have the disks available as the software was on the computer wen I got it.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:14 AM

In that case...click on the MS Office program under C:\Program Files and see if there is an uninstall option listed.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:29 AM

I'm out of ideas...I guess that I fail to see how a massive program like Office can be installed and not have an uninstall option.

Have you consulted the documentation that came with your system...for possible clues?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:31 AM

I bought the computer through a company I worked for. Tehir IT guy installed the software. The company went out of business and I casnnot locate the IT guy. So..here I sit....

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:41 AM

Depending on which version of Office you are using (this removal tool is for 2003) this may or may not help...

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/...1401771033.aspx
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:48 AM

I ran this, and it tells me it got rid of the programs...but they are still there....

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:59 AM

Well...you can always manually delete any/all files which might be related to Office...and then delete any/all registry entries that fall into the category.

But...I would not suggest that if you are truly a novice user.

One of the uninstaller tools might be worth a try...I have no experience with any of those programs.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:10 PM

Anyone else that can help??

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:24 PM

When I uninstalled mine I used CCleaner's uninstaller which brought up the ms office uninstaller. After that I manually deleted the folder which had like maybe 2 files left. If you don't know how to use the rest of the program I wouldn't recommend it, but the uninstaller works wonderfully.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:44 PM

I went in to CCleaner uninstall, but the office suite does not show up on the list. However, when I right click on Start and explore, Office is on the tree.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:30 PM

Not to be silly, but...you have verified that you are not just looking at an Office folder...you have tried to open the various Office programs successfully?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

Yes I can open every program..
hehehe

That much at least I know hehehehe




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