Some users say that they can not use the “Add or Remove Programs” in the Windows XP Control Panel or “Uninstall program” in Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Control Panel to remove the Office 2007 suite or its components, resulting in Office software cannot be properly installed. How do we gonna do?
Stop Office Source Engine service:
Click “Start” -> “Run”, type services.msc, and press Enter. Find the “Office Source Engine” in the Server Manager, if the state is not “stop”, then right-click and select “Stop.” Exit Service Manager.
Remove Office 2007 installer package:
Click “Start” -> “Run”, type installer, press Enter. Right-click on the blank of right side of the window, select “View” -> “Details”; “Sort by” -> “theme.”
(Note: if Vista and Win 7 users do not see this option, go to the “Sort by” -> “More” -> “Subject” ) Click each MSI file, look for more information, if its subject contains related text like “Microsoft Office XXX 2007″ , right-click on the msi file and select “Uninstall.”
Remove the Office 2007 installation folder:
Click “Start” -> “Run”, type% CommonProgramFiles% \ Microsoft Shared, Enter. If the following folders appear: Office12, Source Engine, remove it. Open again “Start” -> “Run”, type% ProgramFiles% \ Microsoft Office, Enter. If Office12 folder appear, delete it. In the address bar, enter “system disk drive: \ MSOCache \ All Users”, delete all the folders name contain “0FF1CE}.
Remove the Office 2007 installation files:
Click “Start” -> “Run”, type% appdata% \ microsoft \ templates, Enter. Delete the following two files: Normal.dotm, Normalemail.dotm. Open again “Start” -> “Run”, type% temp%, Enter. Delete all the files under the Temp folder. Open the “Start” -> “Run”, type% AllUsersprofile% \ Application Data \ Microsoft \ Office \ Data, Enter. Delete only the Opa12.dat file.
Use a fast and easy third-party software to remove Microsoft Office registry sub-key once and for all. Here Office 2007 is uninstalled.