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linda 01-25-2009 09:33 PM

Microsoft Office professional 2007 trial version
 
I downloaded trial version of Microsoft Office professional 2007 and after the trial period was up I couldn't get it off my computer. Do I have to buy an uninstaller. It keeps trying to install and then a box comes up and says it can't complete installation every time I get on Microsoft word (which I had already installed on my computer).

lurkswithin 01-26-2009 01:16 AM

How did you try to uninstall it.? You should use the uninstaller that is built into the program and not through add/remove.

squirrelnmoose 01-26-2009 04:33 AM

Some installers have three options when running after initial install.
Install/re-install, Change/modify, uninstall.

Run the uninstall from the Add/remove programs (programs and features in Vista) section in the control panel.

linda 01-27-2009 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by squirrelnmoose (Post 13778)
Some installers have three options when running after initial install.
Install/re-install, Change/modify, uninstall.

Run the uninstall from the Add/remove programs (programs and features in Vista) section in the control panel.

I don't know what you mean by an uninstaller that is built into the program I downloaded. Where do I find this program? This is a trial version I downloaded from the internet and I wasn't given a key because I didn't buy Microsoft professional 2007.
I downloaded a free uninstaller and before it could complete the process I had to give a valid key. Which I did't have.

lurkswithin 01-27-2009 03:12 AM

Linda,
WOW
I hope that you have some computer skills because you are going to need them....

You are going to have to go through a manual process of gettting the Micosoft rogue/ware off your computer. I call it this because it is the same principle that rogueware/scareware uses to install their products. In which they don't want you to be able to just simply remove them. And to have Microsoft use these tactics for trial versions is just unacceptable.

How to uninstall the 2007 Office system if you cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature

Go there and PRINT the page so as to have the information in hardcopy form in case your computer needs to be shut down during the uninstallation process. This is pretty lengthy and I wish you luck on ridding yourself of this program.

linda 01-27-2009 01:11 PM

Thanks so much for your information. I guess I really messed up by downloading Microsoft professional 2007. I tried going to the website you told me about but it redirects me and says page loading error. I tried several times.I'm not sure if I should try another Microsoft website.If so which one?

Sami 01-27-2009 02:34 PM

How to uninstall the 2007 Office system
 
Below are the steps taken directly from the above mentioned Microsoft site.

Quote:

First, verify that you cannot uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features)

To verify that you cannot uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features in Windows Vista), follow these steps.

For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type control appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the 2007 Office system product from the application list, and then click Remove.
For Windows Vista:
  1. Click Start, type prgrams and features in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the product to be uninstalled from the listing of installed products, and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks.
If you were able to uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Add or Remove Programs, you are finished. If you were unable to uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system, you may have issues with the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, or some 2007 Microsoft Office components may not be uninstalled. In these cases, you may be unable to reinstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Go to the next section to uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using an alternative method. If Add or Remove Programs does not uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system, use this alternative method to uninstall

Use this method only if the Add or Remove Programs method did not work for you. Using this method does not completely uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system. After you use this method, you can reinstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Note You must be logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator to complete this method. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If this is a computer that is part of a network, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Help and Support (Help and Support)

To uninstall the existing 2007 Microsoft Office system if you cannot uninstall it by using the Add or Remove Programs feature, follow these steps:

Step 1: Remove any remaining Windows Installer packages of the 2007 Microsoft Office system:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type installer, and then click OK.

    This process opens the %windir%\Installer folder.
  2. On the View menu, click Details.

    Important To use the View menu in Windows Vista, you must press the ALT key first to display the menu bar, and then click the View menu.
  3. On the View menu, click Choose Details.
  4. Click to select the Subject check box, type 340 in the Width of selected column (in pixels) box, and then click OK.

    Note It may take several minutes for the subjects to appear next to each .msi file.
  5. For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, on the View menu, point to Arrange icons by, and then click Subject.

    For Windows Vista, on the View menu, point to Sort By, and then click Subject. In Windows Vista, a User Account Control dialog box may be displayed with the following warning: An unidentified program wants access to your computer


    Click Allow when you see this warning message.
  6. For each .msi file where the subject is "Microsoft Office Product_Name 2007," right-click the .msi file, and then click Uninstall.

    Note Product_Name is a placeholder for the name of the 2007 Microsoft Office product.
Step 2: Stop the Office Source Engine service:
  1. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type services.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
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    , click Start Search, type services.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. In the Services window, determine whether the Office Source Engine service is running. If this service is running, right-click Office Source Engine, and then click Stop.
  3. Close the Services window.
Step 3: Remove any remaining 2007 Microsoft Office installation folders
  1. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared in the Open box, and then click OK.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
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    , click Start Search, type %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared, and then press ENTER.
  2. If the following folders are present, delete them:
    • Office12
    • Source Engine
  3. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office, and then click OK.

    Note On a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows XP, type %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office, and then press ENTER.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
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    , click Start Search, type %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the root folder of each hard disk drive, locate and then open the MSOCache folder. If you cannot see the MSOCache folder, follow these steps:
    1. Open Windows Explorer, and then on the Tools menu click Folder Options.
    2. Click the View tab.
    3. In the Advanced settings pane under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
    4. Click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
  5. Open the drive_letter:\MSOCache\All Users folder, and then delete every folder that has the following text in the folder name: 0FF1CE)-
    Note This text contains a zero and a one for the letters "O" and "I."
Step 4: Remove any remaining 2007 Microsoft Office installation files
  1. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type %appdata%\microsoft\templates, and then click OK.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
    http://support.microsoft.com/library...tartButton.jpg
    , click Start Search, type %appdata%\microsoft\templates, and then press ENTER.
  2. Delete the following files:
    • Normal.dotm
    • Normalemail.dotm
  3. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type %appdata%\microsoft\document building blocks\Language_ID, and then click OK.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
    http://support.microsoft.com/library...tartButton.jpg
    , click Start Search, type %appdata%\microsoft\document building blocks\Language ID, and then press ENTER.

    Notes
    • If you cannot open this folder because the folder does not exist, go to step 6.
    • Language_ID is a placeholder for the four-digit number that represents the language of the 2007 Microsoft Office system. For example, if you use the English version of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the Language_ID value is 1033. If the Language_ID is not known, type %appdata%\microsoft\document building blocks, and then open the subfolder in that location.
  4. Delete the Building blocks.dotx file.
  5. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type %temp%, and then click OK.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
    http://support.microsoft.com/library...tartButton.jpg
    , click Start Search, type %temp%, and then press ENTER.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  7. On the File menu, click Delete.
  8. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type %AllUsersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data, and then click OK.

    For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
    http://support.microsoft.com/library...tartButton.jpg
    , click Start Search, type %AllUsersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data, and then press ENTER.
  9. Delete only the Opa12.dat file.
Step 5: Remove the registry subkeys of the 2007 Microsoft Office system

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 (How to back up and restore the registry in Windows ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
  1. Locate and then delete the registry subkeys of the 2007 Microsoft Office system if they are present. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

      For Windows Vista, click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image
      http://support.microsoft.com/library...tartButton.jpg
      , click Start Search, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Click the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0
    3. On the File menu, click Export, type DeletedKey01, and then click Save.
    4. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.
    5. For each registry subkey in the following list, repeat steps 1a through 1d. Change the name of the exported key by one for each subkey.

      For example, type DeletedKey02 for the second key, type DeletedKey03 for the third key, and so on.

      Note In the following registry keys, the asterisk character (*) represents one or more characters in the subkey name.

      32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows:
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Deliv ery\SourceEngine\Downloads\*0FF1CE}-*
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall\*0FF1CE*
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ose
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Win32Assemblies\*Offic e12*
      64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows:
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Office\12.0
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Office\Delivery\SourceEngine\Downloads\*0FF1CE}-*
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*0FF1CE*
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01 FEC
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\ose
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01FEC
      • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Win32Assemblies\*Offic e12*
  2. Locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall
    Note On a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows, locate the following registry subkey instead: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. On the File menu, click Export, type UninstallKey01, and then click Save.
  4. Under the Uninstall subkey that you located in step 1, click each subkey, and then determine whether the subkey has the following value assigned to it:
    • Name: UninstallString
    • Data: file_name path\Office Setup Controller\Setup.exe path

      Note In this example, file_name is a placeholder for the name of an installation program, and path is a placeholder for the file path.
  5. If the subkey contains the name and the data that are described in step 4, click Delete on the Edit menu. Otherwise, go to step 4.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you locate and then delete every subkey that matches the name and the data that are described in step 4.
  7. Close Registry Editor.
Step 6: Restart the computer

Restart the computer. If the uninstall was successful, you are finished and can now reinstall the 2007 Microsoft Office system if you want. If the uninstall was not successful, go to the "Next Steps" section.

Additional registry information

UserInfo subkeys:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Offic e\Common\UserInfo
Shadow subkeys for Windows Server 2003 and for earlier versions of Windows Server:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windo ws NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server\Install\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0
Shadow subkeys for Windows Server 2008:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Server\Install\Software


lurkswithin 01-27-2009 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linda (Post 13789)
Thanks so much for your information. I guess I really messed up by downloading Microsoft professional 2007. I tried going to the website you told me about but it redirects me and says page loading error. I tried several times.I'm not sure if I should try another Microsoft website.If so which one?

Linda,

I can't tell you that you made an error in downloading the trial....

What i can say and will continue to say is that Microsoft made a drastic mistake resorting to this type of installation...They have an opportunity to create the worlds best products but insist on pushing the most poorly designed and useless crap on to the users of windows. They then hide their crapola behind millions of dollars worth of spin to sell it to the public and then spin millions of more dollars trying to excuse themselves for doing it in the first place.

More people need to speak out on this type of product.

chipper 02-23-2009 05:33 AM

Uh..oh. Looks like I'm going to have the same problem when my trial version expires in about a month's time. And I don't think I have the key anymore. I discarded the piece of paper where I copied it, when I managed to install the trial version and I didn't think I needed it again. Besides, I intend to purchase the Office with a disc form one of the shops instead of online.

So if we purchase one form the shops, it doesn't come with an auto uninstaller when we load the disc in?

Problem....Hmmm....


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