Uninstall Microsoft® Office 2010
Easy manual and advanced steps for uninstalling Microsoft Office 2010 from your PC.
It has been reported that users are facing issues on removing or uninstalling Microsoft Office 2010 with Add/Remove Programs tab in Control Panel. As per the tech experts, this problem occurs due to missing Setup.xml file.
For fixing this error, there are two methods that can be adopted. The first one being manual is really easy to implement and the user gets guaranteed result once they use this method. The second method is quite advanced and it is advised to create a system restore for being on the safer side.
1. Manual Method to Uninstall Microsoft Office 2010
The users who want to uninstall Microsoft Office 2010 have to copy setup.xml file from the groove folder from the source and paste it in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedOFFICE14Office Setup ControllerGroove.en-us. After this step, they must run the uninstaller again to get smooth results.
2. Advanced Solution
If you are one amongst the users who can’t remove Microsoft Office 2010 manually, apply this method. For applying this method, you need to download and run the Remove Office 2007 application. Users must be confused with the name as it says 'Office 2007', but it has been tested that this method works with Office 2010 as well. Once it had been loaded, press “GO” to begin. Before running this application make sure that all the windows and applications are closed.
Once the uninstallation of Microsoft Office 2010 is done, computer will automatically restart. As soon the PC restarts, it starts looking for fresh traces of Microsoft Office 2010 installation, which are required to be removed. After the traces have been removed, a success dialog box will appear on the screen.
User must note that this method removes Microsoft Office 2010 quite forcefully but there are certain parts that can be removed only by manual process.
To remove these traces, use Window Installer Cleanup Utility. Once you access this tool, select “Microsoft Office 2010” from the list and click on “Remove”. After removing, run cleaner and fix all the registry problems. This will remove all Microsoft Office 2010 registry entries.
Remember that once you are done with the uninstall procedure, you can’t reinstall Microsoft Office 2010 unless you do not remove each and every file and registry key as mentioned by Microsoft.
To add to your knowledge base, we would like to add that this method is primarily for Microsoft Office 2007 (Office 12), but works with Microsoft Office 2010 (Office 14) as well. Just make sure that when you are asked to locate Office 12, go for Office 14 instead. Now your uninstallation is complete.
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