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….


How to automate the uninstallation of Office 2007 products via command line

  When automating the removal of Office 2007, we need to call setup.exe to perform the work. Because Office 2007 is a multi-msi based product we cannot use msiexec for the installation, nor the uninstallation of Office 2007. To run Setup.exe to remove a specified Office product from the user’s computer, use the /uninstall…


How to automate the uninstallation of Office 2003 products

  When automating the uninstallation of Office 2003, we can call msiexec to perform the work from a command line. Example syntax: msiexec /x {GUID} /qb *note* You could use /qb for an automated uninstall with a progress bar, or use /qn for a totally silent uninstall. You could also use a /norestart switch to…


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 There are three options for upgrading to Office 2010: In-place upgrade The earlier version of Office, such…


How to uninstall Office 2007 SP2 using the 2007 Office SP Uninstall Tool

SP2 for Office 2007 is the first service pack for Office client that can be uninstalled. We have a great technical reference available on the Office 2007 Resource Kit (ORK) website that covers SP2 uninstall in detail here: This blurb from the ORK article above is worth mentioning here before we start the uninstall…