How to obtain and use Offscrub to automate the uninstallation of Office products

  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/Win7. To help with this Microsoft has created Fix it utilities at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179….

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How to perform an uninstall-upgrade to Office 2010

  There are a few upgrade options available when planning to move to Office 2010 from a previous version. Microsoft has a technet article that touches on these various options here: Plan an upgrade to Office 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624354.aspx There are three options for upgrading to Office 2010: In-place upgrade The earlier version of Office, such…

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Office 2010 Activation errors – 0xC004F074 "…No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted" and 0xc004f050 "The Software Licensing service reported that the product key is invalid"

When launching Office 2010 applications, a message appears indicating that Office is not activated. Attempts to activate Office may result in the following error:   “Error 0xC004F074: The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional…


When activating Office 2010 you receive the ERROR CODE: 0x80070005

  While attempting to activate your Office 2010 clients in your environment you find that some of your machines fail to activate against KMS with the following ERROR CODE: 0x80070005. If you run OSPP.VBS to attempt activation and you may receive an error similar to the following: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14>cscript ospp.vbs /act —Processing————————– ————————————— Installed…

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