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Introduction

This article explains how to uninstall 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office suite by using Fix it, if you cannot uninstall it by using the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features feature in Control Panel.
View the Uninstall by using Fix it section on how to uninstall 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office suites.
Refer to the following sections, if you would like to find out the conditions under which you cannot uninstall by using the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features feature in Control Panel, or if you would like to try again to uninstall Office from Control Panel.

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Uninstall Office by using Fix it

Note The Fix it solutions below do not remove any Office program that was installed separately from the Office suite. For example, if you have Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Visio 2007 installed on your computer, the Fix it solution only removes Microsoft Office Professional 2007 from your computer. Visio 2007 will not be removed. Additionally, you must reboot your machine if you use one of the Fix it solutions below.

Office 2010 suites

To uninstall the 2010 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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Office 2007 suites

To uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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Office 2003 suites

To uninstall the 2003 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

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Conditions under which you cannot uninstall Office from Control Panel

You may not be able to uninstall the existing 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office suite on your computer by using the Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features feature in Control Panel 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.

How to uninstall Office from Control Panel

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  1. Click Start, type programs and features in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the product to be uninstalled from the listing of installed products, and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks.

For Windows Vista


  1. Click Start, type programs and features in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the product to be uninstalled from the listing of installed products, and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks.

For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003


  1. Click Start, click Run, type control appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the Office system product from the application list, and then click Remove.
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Properties

Article ID: 971179 - Last Review: February 12, 2013 - Revision: 8.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
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