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Office 2007 refuses to uninstall.

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I have installed Office 2007 on Windows 2000 (works with UURollup installed) and it installed great. Unfortunately, my product key was invalid and after a certain amount of launches, I can't edit files anymore. I now would like to uninstall this and try the office 2007 free trial, because I have a presentation I need to finish and it doesn't reduce functionality after a certain # of launches. Libreoffice has great alternatives to Word and Excel, but some features I require in powerpoint are missing in Libreoffice Impress, like circular/triangular crops and command buttons.

However, when I try to uninstall it from the control panel, it says something like:
"Setup cannot proceed because a required file is either corrupted or not found. Run the program from the original disc or download location." The same thing happens when I try using setup from the real CD. Fix-it won't work because it requires XP+ to be used.

UPDATE: THis is now solved.

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There SHOULD be an "office cleanup" somewhere on the CD. ARG! Nope, not in 2K7 and up.

Did you reference this?

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

You PROBABLY tried the "fix-it" from here -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

Note it also explains Manual Uninstall.

You could also try this (not endorsing it, use at your OWN risk) -

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/uninstall-microsoft-office-2007-in-vista-and-xp/

Next time, don't use a bogus version. Only a Full Enterprise will auto-activate with the correct key. Any others will probably be "used" (pirated) keys with ANY other version. :w00t:

P.S. Don't ask any more about Enterprise. FYI, Legit Home and Student is cheap on the internet about now. :yes:

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I'll try looking at some of these, although I had a real copy. It's just that I unfortunately had an OEM version, which has been used.

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You could try reinstalling then uninstalling, it sometimes work in this kind of situation.

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@Ponch I may have tried that, but I literally just saw your post.

@submix8c I tried the cleaner, but it did not work with windows 2000. I put manual install aside as I was pretty sure it would work, but since it seemed a bit complicated. Then I tried the last link, and it worked.

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Could you maybe Edit the First Post and put something like "Solved" in it?

(AFAICR, I had used that "software" before to remove a gorked-up OEM-Preinstall-supplied Trial install...)

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