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This article describes how to completely remove Microsoft Office 2000 from a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000. This article includes files installed from CD1 and does not apply to other CDs included with your edition of Microsoft Office 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 that are 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 is not recommended for use on Windows 2000 Terminal Server.
Note After you complete the following steps, you may have 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, you may need 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 Remove. If you installed Microsoft Office from a CD-ROM, you are prompted to insert CD1.
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 you delete 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.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Using Windows Explorer, delete the files in the following folders.
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 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.
Note Removing the following files from the C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\OLE Db directory will result in loss of connectivity to Microsoft OLAP Server 7.0:
Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition, Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Tools, Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition