Upgrade Microsoft® Office 2010 from Beta to RTM
What are the various tips to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010 from Beta version to RTM(final)?
There are numerous scenarios where you may run into trouble uninstalling the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta and trying to install the RTM (final) release. You can fix these problems that you ran into easily. You would assume that upgrading from the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta to the RTM (final) release would be an easy procedure. But, it is not always that easy. In fact, there are generally three different scenarios where the install will not be smooth. If you presently have the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta installed, you will have to remove it before you install the RTM. But before proceeding with any of these steps ahead, make sure that you have taken a backup of your Microsoft Outlook .pst files.
Issues while upgrading Microsoft Office 2010 Beta to RTM and tips to fix the issues:
- Unable to uninstall
- Install Microsoft Office 2010
First try to uninstall the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta in Control Panel by selecting Programs and Features. Then scroll down to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 and right click it and select Uninstall. Then click yes when the confirmation dialog box comes up and wait while Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is being uninstalled. To complete the uninstall process, a reboot of your PC is required. Then the problem occurs when you start the installation of the 2010 RTM. You need a utility like Windows Installer Clean Up Utility that will clean up the leftover Microsoft Office apps. Remove everything that is related to Microsoft Office and reboot your machine.
Unable to uninstall
If you run into this problem, download and install the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility and manually uninstall the Beta in your PC. When you launch it, scroll down to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (Beta), and click Remove. Then click OK to the Warning Dialog box. If there are any Office 2010, 2007, or 2003 entries you can hold the 'Shift' key click Remove and click OK to the dialog box. Now you will have to delete some Registry settings. For this, click on Start and type regedit and click enter and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Office and delete the folder. Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Office and delete those keys as well. If you find Microsoft Office, OfficeUpdate, or OfficeUpdate14, rename the folders with '_OLD' at the end. Then go into C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalMicrosoft and delete any MS Office folders if present and then delete the temporary folders also. When you get back from the restart, launch the Office 2010 RTM installer and you will be able to install.
Install Microsoft Office 2010
To resolve this, go to Programs and Settings and uninstall Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Then click yes to the dialog box if it asks whether you want to uninstall. Then a restart of your PC is required. Again you need to call upon the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility to clean up. Then go through and delete any leftover Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010 entries. Click OK to dialog box. After it”™s complete, go to the registry entries to follow the steps as done in above scenario. Delete the temporary files also. Then empty recycle bin and restart your PC.
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