Cannot uninstall outlook 2007


I am trying to uninstall Microsoft Outlook 2007 from my Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop computer running 64 bit Windows 7 Home.  I got Outlook 2007 from a subscription to the now defunct Microsoft Office Outlook Live service.  My other Office products are conventional Office 2003 versions.

When I try the ordinary uninstall route I get the following message "This product installation has been corrupted. Run setup again from the CD, DVD, or other original installation source."  I get the same when I try and uninstall using CC Cleaner.

When I try and reinstall using the original CD in order to sort things out and then uninstall, I get the following message "Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 encountered an error during setup. Error 2203. An internal error has occurred. (C:\windows`installer\153642b.ipi  -2147287035       )

Hence I am kind of stuck ..

Many thanks
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Brian GeeCommented:
There is an MS KB that addresses just what you're describing... see if this works for you:

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

CronshawAuthor Commented:
Thanks Yobri

I have looked at this page.

I have tried the automatic Fixit wizard without any effect.  

The Fix it Myself option talks about Vista and not Windows 7, hence I do not feel at all comfortable trying to manually edit the registry.

In any event, I tried step one (the removal of installer packages), and the Outlook 2007 msi would not manually uninstall.  


Many thanks

Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
The error 2203 occurs because you need to add the Everyone group with full permissions to the default Temporary folder an also the AppData folder.

AppData folder is located in C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData

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CronshawAuthor Commented:
Very grateul.

As an aside, why don't Microsoft make their error messages so you can copy and paste them .... would make life a lot easier for trouble shooting ...
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