Top 5 errors while uninstalling Microsoft® Office 2010 trial version
If you are interested in using the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite, it makes sense if you try the trial version first, just to get a hang of the different applications in the suite. Although you can download the suite, a freeware, from the official website of Microsoft conveniently, a time limitation comes along with it. You can use it for 60 days and on the expiry of this span, you will have to uninstall the trial version and install any of the Microsoft Office 2010 editions. Although it is not a difficult process, there may be times when you may face certain errors while trying to uninstall the Microsoft Office 2010 trial version.
Users encounter different types of errors when they attempt to uninstall Microsoft Office 2010. Here, we have identified top five errors that users complain about mostly. If you face any of these errors, you may use the below tips for your benefit.
Error 1: The first and foremost error that many users face while uninstalling the productivity suite is incomplete un-installation. When this error occurs, you will constantly get warning messages alerting you that the un-installation process was not successful.
Error 2: Another popular error that users encounter while trying to uninstall the trial version of Microsoft Office 2010 can be due to malware present in the computer. Malware can hinder the process of smooth un-installation and thus make the task difficult for you.
Error 3: There is yet another type of error that you might face, when you attempt to uninstall the trial version. This can be due to the limited privileges that you may have as a user of Microsoft Office 2010 trial version.
Error 4: Slow un-installation is another error that is not very common, although it is not entirely unknown. You may also face difficulty if the un-installation wizard was hanging/ freezing constantly while uninstalling.
Error 5: Last but not the least; un-installation may also become a terrible task if you were unable to remove the trial version using the Add/Remove program.
No matter what the error is, the experience is surely time-consuming, confusing, and over and above – frustrating. It is always better to have some technical know-how in order to deal with instances like these. We therefore have for you the top tips that you can put to use if you too were facing errors while uninstalling Microsoft Office 2010 trial version.
[box_tip]Tip 1: Fix Malware issues in your computer[/box_tip]
If the un-installation halts due to malware present in the computer, we highly recommend that you update your antivirus program so that the system can be free of malware. Once you are sure that your computer is clean, re-attempt the un-installation process.
[box_tip]Tip 2: Make use of the Microsoft Office 2010 DVD[/box_tip]
If you were unable to uninstall owing to the loss of files from the hard disk drive associated with Microsoft Office 2010 uninstaller, you may face errors such as slow un-installation or the un-installation wizard freezing. To rectify this error, use the Microsoft Office 2010 DVD to start the set-up. Once it starts, you can select the option where you can command for the Microsoft Office 2010 trial version to be completely removed.
[box_tip]Tip 3: Have the setup.xml file in place[/box_tip]
If you were facing a situation as mentioned in error 5, all you have to do is have the setup.xml file in place. In case this file was missing, you would not be able to have smooth uninstall. To resolve this problem, copy the setup.xml file from the source folder and paste it in the below mentioned path:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\Groove.en-us\
After you have pasted, you can attempt to start the un-installation process and see it complete the task.
Errors are many and may irritate a user. However, with simple tips and solutions, they surely can be overcome. Just in case you were attempting to uninstall the trial version of Microsoft Office 2010, read about the errors mentioned here so that you prepare yourself before you actually start the process of un-installation.
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