How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?

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Sometimes you cannot uninstall the existing 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office...

Sometimes you cannot uninstall the existing 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office suite on your computer by using the Add or Remove Programs feature in Control Panel of Windows XP or the Programs and Features feature in Control Panel of Windows Vista if one of the following conditions is true:

  • The installation process did not complete when you tried to install a new program. Therefore, you are left with a partially installed program. When you try to install the program again, you are unsuccessful.
  • A previously installed program cannot be removed because the installation files are corrupted.
  • If you had problems installing Office 2010 from a previous attempt.
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  1. janet dotson says:

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    You: i have purchased ms office home and student 2010 and it wont install because i have previously downloaded a beta of ms office 2010. the beta version wont uninstall, i keep getting a click 2 run error. fix it or refund me on the purchase.  the fix-it app failed to remove the program as well.

  2. Garrett Grim says:

    I have not been able to uninstall or reinstall MS Office 2010 Home and Student on my Acer Netbook running Windows-7 starter.

  3. JUSTICE says:

    hello, okay so i was trying to install microsoft office 2007, but when i typed in the product key it said it has been used a maximum # of times, so now i want to know how to get back to the page that says to enter in a product key…

    can you tell me how to?

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