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This article describes how to completely remove Microsoft Office 97 from your computer.

NOTE: For additional information about how to remove Office 97 on Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), and Microsoft Windows 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254250 OFF97: How to Completely Remove Office 97 on Windows XP, Windows Me, and Windows 2000
NOTE: You must use the Office Removal Wizard to completely remove Office 97 from your computer. To download the Office Removal Wizard, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011401771033.aspx
A utility that automates this process is also available. This utility is designed to be run only after you run the Setup program for Office 97 and click Remove All to remove Office. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176823 OFF97: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office 97 Files
For information about removing Microsoft Office 97 for Windows, Service Release 1 (SR-1), please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
173431 OFF97: How to Completely Remove the SR-1 Patch and Patch Update

MORE INFORMATION

NOTE: After you complete the following steps, it may be necessary to reinstall earlier versions of programs that use the shared components that Microsoft Office 97 uses. For example, to use any of the programs included with Microsoft Office 7.0, it may be necessary to reinstall Microsoft Office 7.0 before you can use the programs.

WARNING: If Microsoft Outlook 98 is installed, you must remove it before you remove Microsoft Office 97 by using the steps in this article.

To remove Microsoft Office 97 from your computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. In the list of installed programs, click Microsoft Office 97, and then click Add/Remove. If you installed Microsoft Office from a CD, you are prompted to insert the first CD.

    If a dialog box displays a message stating that programs are running, quit the programs, and then click OK.
  3. In the Microsoft Office 97 Setup dialog box, click Remove All.
  4. When you are prompted to remove shared components, click Remove All.

    If you are prompted to restart the computer after Setup is completed, restart the computer.

    WARNING: Before proceeding with the next step, if you are running Microsoft Windows 98, do not delete the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo folder.

    NOTES:
    • Before you delete the Microsoft Office folder, make sure that you do not have other programs, such as Microsoft Project or Microsoft Publisher, installed in the Microsoft Office folder. If you delete the Microsoft Office folder, you may need to reinstall these programs.
    • Deleting the Microsoft Office folder also deletes the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\XLStart folder, which may contain personal files. Make sure that you remove all personal files from this folder before you delete it. Also, deleting the Microsoft Office folder deletes the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates folder, which may contain personal templates. Make sure that you remove all personal files, including custom macros, from this folder before you delete it.

      Some of the files located in the folders to be removed may contain macros, templates, or other customizations that you may want to save. You should back up these files, so that you can restore them after you reinstall Office. They are:

      Normal.dot
      Custom.dic
      *.xlb
      Personal.xls
      Blank.pot
      *.pst
      *.pab
      *.acl except Mso97.acl
      Any personal templates you created that might be in the Templates folder.
  5. In Windows Explorer, delete the following folders:
    <x>:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
    <x>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Vba
    <x>:\Program Files\Common Files\ODBC
    <x>:\Windows\Temp\Vbe
    where <x> is the drive letter to which Microsoft Office 97 is installed.
  6. In Windows Explorer, delete the files in the following folders:
        Windows Folder
        --------------
    
        Artgalry.cag   Exchng.ini     Mso97.acl      Odbc.ini
        Odbcinst.ini   Twain.dll      Twain_32.dll   Twunk_16.exe
        Twunk_32.exe   Wininit.ini    <username>.acl <username>.pcb
    						
    NOTE: <username> is the name of the user who is logged on to the computer. If multiple users log on to the computer using different user names, each user has separate .acl and .pcb files. All of these files can be deleted.
        Windows\System Folder
        ---------------------
    
        WARNING:
        If you are running Microsoft Windows 98, do not delete the Mcf40.dll
        file in the Windows\System folder.
        If you are running Microsoft Windows NT, delete the files from the 
        Winnt\System32 folder, NOT the Winnt\System folder.
    
    
        12520437.cpx   12520850.cpx   accwiz.dll     
        cnfnot32.exe   comdlg16.ocx   commtb32.dll
        convdsn.exe    ctl3dv2.dll    dbnmpntw.dll   docobj.dll
        drvssrvr.hlp   ds16gt.dll     ds32gt.dll     emsabp32.dll
        emsmdb32.dll   emsui32.dll    emsuix32.dll   etexch32.dll
        fm20.dll       fm20enu.dll    hlink.dll      hlinkprx.dll
        iso88591.trn   jetdef35.hlp   jeterr35.cnt   jeterr35.hlp
        jetsql35.cnt   jetsql35.hlp   mapiform.vbx   mapifvbx.tlb
        mapisvc.cnt    minet32.dll    misc2.srg
        mlctrl.dll     mscal.cnt      mscal.dep      mscal.hlp
        mscal.ocx      mscpxl32.dll   msexcl35.dll   msforms.twd
        msfs32.dll     msjet35.dll    msjint35.dll   msjter35.dll
        msothunk.dll   msrd2x35.dll   msrepl35.dll   msriched.vbx
        msstkprp.dll   mstext35.dll   odbc16gt.dll   msxbse35.dll
        norweg.trn     oc25.dll       odbccp32.cpl   odbc32.dll
        odbc32gt.dll   odbcad32.exe   odbcinst.hlp   odbccp32.dll
        odbccr32.dll   odbcinst.cnt   odbcint.dll    odbcjt32.dll
        odbcjet.cnt    odbcjet.hlp    odbcji32.dll   odbctrac.dll
        odbcjtnw.cnt   odbcjtnw.hlp   odbctl32.dll   odtext32.dll
        oddbse32.dll   odexl32.dll    odfox32.dll    riched.dll
        pcdlib32.dll   picstore.dll   pubdlg.dll     swedish.trn
        sqlsrv32.dll   stdole2.tlb    vaen2.dll
        system.mdw     threed16.ocx   usascii.trn    vbajet32.dll
        vaen21.olb     vb40016.dll    vb4en16.dll    wmsui.dll
        vbscript.dll   ven2232.olb    winsspi.dll
    
        Windows\Fonts Folder (optional)
        -------------------------------
    
        Arialn.ttf     Arialnb.ttf    Arialnbi.ttf   Arialni.ttf
        Ariblk.ttf     Bookos.ttf     Bookosb.ttf    Bookosbi.ttf
        Bookosi.ttf    Bssym1.ttf     Bssym2.ttf     Bssym3.ttf
        Comic.ttf      Comicbd.ttf    Gara.ttf       Garabd.ttf
        Garait.ttf     Hatten.ttf     Impact.ttf     Mapsym.ttf
        Mtextra.ttf    Mtsorts.ttf    Outlook.ttf    Tahoma.ttf
        Tahomabd.ttf
    
        Other Folders
        -------------
    
           File                      Folder
           ---------------------------------------------------
    
           Boot.ini.lnk              Windows\Recent (optional)
           Off97pro.stf.lnk          Windows\Recent (optional)
           Valupk8.hlp.lnk           Windows\Recent (optional)
           Readme.txt.lnk            Windows\Recent (optional)
           Wcleanos.ini.lnk          Windows\Recent (optional)
           My Documents.lnk          Windows\Favorites
           Mscreate.dir              Windows\Odbc
           Mscreate.dir              Windows\Odbc\Data
           Valupk8.gid               Windows\Help
           Rec21c1.mdb               Windows\Temp
    						
  7. Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Click Start and then click Run. If you are using Windows 95, in the Open box, type regedit and then click OK. If you are using Windows NT, in the Open box, type regedt32 and then click OK.
  8. Select the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0

    With the key selected, click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to delete this key, click Yes.
  9. Repeat step 8 and delete the following registry keys:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Mso97.dll

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{000C0114-0000-0000-C000- 000000000046}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{53230322-172B-11D0-AD40- 00A0C90DC8D9}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{53230327-172B-11D0-AD40- 00A0C90DC8D9}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{812034D2-760F-11CF-9370- 00AA00B8BF00}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Office.Actor

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Office.ActorPreview

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{5B87B6F0-17C8-11D0- AD41-00A0C90DC8D9}\8.0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{812034D0-760F-11CF- 9370-00AA00B8BF00}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{000204EF-0000-0000- C000-000000000046}\3.0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{2DF8D04C-5BFA-101B- BDE5-00AA0044DE52}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MOS\Mail\Inbox

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MOS\Mail\SendNote

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\AutoCorrect\8.0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MRT7ENU

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Msoc.dll

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Vba332.dll

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Vbe.dll
    NOTE: On the following registry key, delete only the values that point to Mso97.dll, Vbe.dll, and Vba332.dll.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ SharedDLLs\
    NOTE: On the following registry keys, delete only the value that points to Mso97.dll. Do not delete any other values.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Help

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VBA\VbeDllPath

    HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0

Additional Information for Removing a Run From CD Installation

Select the following key in the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools
and then select and delete each value that refers to the CD-ROM drive letter. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive D, delete any value that refers to D:\Office or D:\OS.

Select the following key in the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs
and then select and delete each value that refers to the CD-ROM drive letter and the Office or OS folders. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive D, delete any value that refers to D:\Office or D:\OS.

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Article ID: 158658 - Last Review: January 27, 2005 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    • Microsoft Windows 95
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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