Manually Uninstalling Office 2003

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
My office 2003 software is having several issues and I am trying to unintall and reinstall it.

But I am not able to uninstall, perform repair, or re-install. In an attempt to uninstall, I don't get any error message. It doesn't do anything. In attempt to re-installl, I get the following,

"uninstallation of the patch package is not supported"

I can not remove office 2003 sp2 either, or any other updates for that matter. Is there a way I can manually un-install office from my system and then re-install it.

Thank you!

Question by:getpravin
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi getpravin,
    The Add/Remove Programs control panel ought to be able to uninstall Office 2003.

    Make sure you are logged in as an administrator of your computer. You may also want to review the discussion here (applies to Office 2003 where you moved the installation source, or deleted the MSI file):

    If all else fails, and you resort to uninstalling Office, then you may also need to use the Windows cleanup utility to remove the registry entries:



    Author Comment

    Actually I am not able to uninstall from add/remove program and I am logged in as admin. I ended up manually removedm office folder from program files and cleaned up the registry. But windows will still see it as installed.

    This user was in a hurry and was about to go on travel so I ened up reimaging the machine.

    It will certainly interesting to be able to replicate the problem on another machine and go from there.

    Thank you for your input.

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