OFF97: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office 97

Summary

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:


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: Dec 15, 2008 - Revision: 1

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