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This article describes how to completely remove Microsoft Office 97 fromyour 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 isdesigned to be run only after you run the Setup program for Office 97 andclick 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, ServiceRelease 1 (SR-1), please see the following article in the MicrosoftKnowledge Base:
173431 OFF97: How to Completely Remove the SR-1 Patch and Patch Update
NOTE: After you complete the following steps, it may be necessary toreinstall earlier versions of programs that use the shared components thatMicrosoft Office 97 uses. For example, to use any of the programs includedwith Microsoft Office 7.0, it may be necessary to reinstall MicrosoftOffice 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:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
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.
In the Microsoft Office 97 Setup dialog box, click Remove All.
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.
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.
In Windows Explorer, delete the following folders:
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
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.
Select the following key in the registry:
With the key selected, click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to delete this key, click Yes.
Repeat step 8 and delete the following registry keys:
and then select and delete each value that refers to the CD-ROM driveletter and the Office or OS folders. For example, if your CD-ROM drive isdrive D, delete any value that refers to D:\Office or D:\OS.