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How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2007 suites

This article provides methods that you can follow to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2007 suites.

Do you want to uninstall a different version of Microsoft Office?

To view information on how to remove or uninstall another version of Microsoft Office, click the link that matches your Office version:

How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office 2010 suites
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How to uninstall or remove Microsoft Office for Mac 2008
We recommend that you follow the provided methods in this article in order. However, if you have previously tried one of the methods to remove Office and it has failed, you can jump to another method quickly from this list:

Method 1: Uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 suites from Control Panel

To remove Microsoft Office 2007 from Control Panel, follow these steps:
  1. Open Programs and Features from Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Microsoft Office entry in the list of currently installed programs.
  3. Select it, and then click Uninstall (or Remove in Windows XP).
  4. Repeat if you see multiple Office products in the list.
  5. Restart your computer.

Method 2: Uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 suites with Easy fix

Note The Easy fix solution does not remove individual Office programs that were installed separately on your computer. For example, if you have Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Visio 2007, the Easy fix solution will only remove Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Visio 2007 will not be removed. 
Additionally, you must reboot your machine if you use one of the Easy fix solutions.

To uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
  • The Easy fix solution for Microsoft Office 2007 suites will remove all Office 2007 editions. This includes all Office 2007 trial editions.
  • If you have a Windows 64-bit operating system, download and save the Easy fix solution to your desktop and double-click and run it on your computer. If you try to run the solution directly from the article you will have problems running it correctly.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
For Windows 8

For Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows XP

Method 3: Remove Microsoft Office 2007 suites manually

Note You'll need to be logged in with an administrator account for this method. If your computer is part of a network, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. If you're not sure if you're logged on with an administrator account, you can look at How to determine your user account type in Windows for help.

First, during this method you'll need to view hidden files and folders. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. In Windows 7 or Vista, press the ALT key to display the menu bar.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced settings pane, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
  5. Clear Hide extensions for known file types.
  6. Click OK, and then close the windows.

Video: How to manually remove Microsoft Office Suite

Here's a video that will show you how to manually uninstall or remove Office 2010 in Windows 7. You may reference this video to follow the manual steps to remove your Office 2007 suite.
Step 1: Remove any remaining Windows Installer packages of the 2007 Microsoft Office system
  1. Open the %windir%\Installer folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %windir%\Installer, and then click OK.
  2. On the View menu, click Choose Details.
  3. Click to select the Subject check box, type 340 in the Width of selected column (in pixels) box, and then click OK.
    Note It may take several minutes for the subjects to appear next to each .MSI file.
  4. On the View menu, point to Sort by in Windows 7 or Vista, or point to Arrange icons by in Windows XP, and then click Subject.
  5. If a User Account Control dialog box appears, click Allow to continue.
  6. Locate each .MSI file where the subject is "Microsoft Office <product name> 2007," right-click the .MSI file, and then click Uninstall.
    Note The <product name> placeholder represents the name of the 2007 Microsoft Office product.
Step 2: Stop the Office Source Engine service
  1. Open the Services window. To do this, click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In the Services window, determine whether the Office Source Engine service is running ("Started" will appear in the Status column). If the service is running, right-clickOffice Source Engine, and then click Stop.
  3. Close the Services window.
Step 3: Remove any remaining 2007 Microsoft Office installation folders.
  1. Open the %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared, and then click OK.
    Note On a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Vista, type %CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Shared, and then click OK.
  2. If the following folders are present, delete them:
    • Office12
    • Source Engine
  3. Open the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office, and then click OK.
    Note On a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Vista, type %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office, and then click OK.
  4. Delete the Office12 folder.
  5. On the root folder of each hard disk drive, locate and then open the MSOCache folder. If you can't see this folder, you'll need to view hidden files and folders.
  6. Open the All Users folder in the MSOCache folder, and then delete every folder that contains 0FF1CE}- text in the folder name.
    Note This text contains a zero and a one for the letters "O" and "I."
    For example, {90140000-001B-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C.
Step 4: Remove any remaining 2007 Microsoft Office installation files
  1. Open the %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %appdata%\microsoft\templates, and then click OK.
  2. Delete the following files:
    • Normal.dotm
    • Normalemail.dotm
  3. Open the %AppData%\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %appdata%\microsoft\document building blocks, and then click OK.
  4. Open the subfolder found in the Document Building Blocks folder.
    Note The subfolder title will be a four-digit number that represent the language of the Microsoft Office suite.
  5. Delete the building blocks.dotx file.
  6. Close all programs before you follow the rest of the steps.
  7. Open the %Temp% folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %temp%, and then click OK.
  8. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  9. On the File menu, click Delete.
  10. Open the %AllUsersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data folder. To do this, click Start, click Run, type %AllUsersprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data, and then click OK.
  11. Delete the opa12.dat file (and ONLY this file).
Step 5: Remove the registry subkeys of the 2007 Microsoft Office system
Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

Locate and then delete the Office 2007 registry subkeys if they are present. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and click the following registry subkey:

  3. On the File menu, click Export, type DeletedKey01, and then click Save.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm.
  5. Repeat these steps (2 through 4) for each registry subkey in the following list. Change the name of the exported key by one for each subkey.
    For example type DeletedKey02 for the second key, type DeletedKey03 for the third key, and so on.

Registry keys to be deleted in 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Delivery\SourceEngine\Downloads\*0FF1CE}-*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*0FF1CE*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Upgrade Codes\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ose
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Win32Assemblies\*Office12*
Registry keys to be deleted in 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\12.0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Delivery\SourceEngine\Downloads\*0FF1CE}-*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*0FF1CE*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ose
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\*F01FEC
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Win32Asemblies\*Office12*
Note The asterisk character (*) in the registry keys represents one or more characters in the subkey name.

Continue to delete the relevant registry keys.
  1. Open Registry Editor, locate the following registry subkey:

    For 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    For 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

  2. On the File menu, click Export, type UninstallKey01, and then click Save.
  3. Under the Uninstall subkey that you located in step 1, click each subkey, and then determine whether the subkey has the following value assigned to it:
    • Name: UninstallString
    • Data: file_namepath\Office Setup Controller\Setup.exe path

      Note The file_name placeholder represents the name of an installation program, and the path placeholder represents the file path.
  4. If the subkey contains the name and the data that are described in step 3, click Delete on the Edit menu. Otherwise, go to step 5.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you locate and then delete every subkey that matches the name and the data that are described in step 3.
  6. Close Registry Editor.
Step 6: Restart the computer.
Restart the computer. If the removal was successful, you are finished and can now reinstall Microsoft Office if you want.
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Article ID: 928218 - Last Review: 09/25/2015 09:04:00 - Revision: 28.0

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