We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Clean Uninstallation of MS Office 2003 Pro

apklatoz asked
Last Modified: 2009-04-22
After installing Micorsoft Office Outlook Connector, my Outlook 2003 application would not function.  The only way to eliminate it was to go to Add/Remove Programs and delete, then uninstall MS Office 2003 Professional and re-install.  In the uninstall process I used the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.  Now, after installing MS Office Pro 2003, when in Outlook we try to send or receive messages, the MS Office 2003 installation utility trys to install.  I have to cancel to receive each new message.  Is there a good way to cleanly remove MS Office so I can install fresh?
Watch Question

Have you tried to do a repair on Office 2003?  

Well have you tried to let the installer go through, there is an initial installer that will want to run to finialize the installation for that application, some products should do this in the office suite.  If you let it run through it shouldn't run any more after that when you open outlook.


w33mhz - I have tried that and it just runs and never quits.  It basically loops.
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.