This article was previously published under Q219423
For a Microsoft Office 97 version of this article, see 158658.
For additional information about backing up Microsoft Windows 98 registry files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
183887 Description of the Windows Registry Checker Tool (Scanreg.exe)
For additional information about backing up Microsoft Windows 95 registry files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
132332 How to Back Up the Registry in Microsoft Windows 95
This article describes how to completely remove Microsoft Office 2000 from your computer. This article includes files installed from CD1 and does not apply to other compact discs included with your edition of Microsoft Office 2000.
IMPORTANT: Do not use this article if you are running Microsoft Windows 2000 as your computer's operating system. Please see the following Knowledge Base article, which describes how to completely remove Microsoft Office 2000 CD1 running on Windows 2000:
252566 OFF2000: How to Completely Remove Office CD1 on Windows 2000
For additional information about how to remove CD2, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
247684 OFF2000: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office CD2
For additional information about how to remove PhotoDraw 2000 (CD3 and CD4), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
237542 PhD1.0: How to Remove the Full or Trial Version of PhotoDraw 2000
CD1 includes the following Office programs.
Standard Small Business Professional Premium -------- -------------- ------------ ------- Excel Excel Access Access Outlook Outlook Excel Excel PowerPoint Word Outlook FrontPage Word PowerPoint Outlook Word PowerPoint Word
Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser Utility
A utility that automates this process is also available. The Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser Utility is designed to be run only after you run the Setup program for Office 2000 and click Remove Office. This utility also removes all of the remaining registry entries installed by Office.
For additional information and download instructions about Eraser 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
239938 OFF2000: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office 2000 CD1 Files and Registry Entries
NOTE: The Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser Utility has not been tested with Microsoft Windows XP.
Microsoft Windows Installer
Removing Office removes the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI), which may be required by other programs. If, after you remove Office, you need to reinstall the Windows Installer, do either of the following:
On the Office CD1, open the Msi folder and run either Instmsi (Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me> or Instmsiw (Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000).
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 uses. For example, to use any of the programs included with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 or Microsoft Publisher, it may be necessary to reinstall these programs before you can use them again.
To remove Microsoft Office from your computer, follow these steps:
On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs. In the list of installed programs, click Microsoft Office 2000, and then click Add/Remove. If you installed Microsoft Office from a CD-ROM, you are prompted to insert CD1.
In the Microsoft Office 2000 Maintenance Mode dialog box, click Remove Office. If you are prompted to restart the computer after Setup is completed, restart the computer.
Using Windows Explorer, delete the following folders and their subfolders.
NOTE: 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.
NOTE: Deleting the Microsoft Office folder also deletes the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\XLStart folder, which may contain personal files. Ensure that all personal files are removed from this folder before deleting it. Also, deleting the Microsoft Office folder deletes the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates folder, which may contain personal templates. Ensure that all personal files, including custom macros, are removed from this folder before you delete it.
Click Start and then click Run. In the Open box, type regedit and then click OK.
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
Select the following keys in the registry:
With the keys selected, click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to delete the key, click Yes.