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How can I remove Microsoft Works 8?

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#1 sn0zb0z


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

I'm using Windows Vista and attempting to remove Microsoft Works 8. I have gone to Programs and Features (add/remove programs), found the program, clicked uninstall and it comes up with a box asking what source to use. One goes to the C drive and says Office Trial (when I got the computer it had a trial of Office 2007 so I guess it's this it's linking too though I'm not sure why) and the other says to insert the disk.

I do have the disk, it's in the disk drive, but no matter which I try and use (file path to the C drive folder or the CD) it comes up with the message "the feature you are trying to use is on a network source that is unavailable".

If I click cancel is comes up with the message "Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product Microsoft Works. The Windows Installer cannot continue."

I tried looking on the disk for an uninstall option and through the C Drive Microsoft Works folder for an uninstall option, but it doesn't exist on either.

I never use Microsoft Works, it's taking up a lot of space and I need it uninstalled. How can I uninstall Microsoft Works 8?


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:52 AM

Your problem is described and solution for manual removal given in link below.
When uninstalling Microsoft Works 8.x you are prompted for the location of the works8.msi file
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
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