At times you may not be able to uninstall Office 2007 using the Add or Remove Program utility available in Windows. In such cases, you may have to remove the software manually.
In this article, we will discuss how to manually uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 on a Windows XP computer if you cannot uninstall Office 2007 using the Add or Remove Programs utility.
Manual uninstallation of Microsoft Office 2007
Note: You need to be logged in as an administrator to complete the steps listed below.
Task 1 ? Remove Windows Installer packages of Office 2007
Task 2 ? Stop Office services and remove Office 2007 remaining installation folders
Task 3 ? Remove files related to Office 2007
Note: Do not delete the Opa12.bak file.
Task 4 ? Delete Office 2007 registry Keys
Office 2007 is now completely removed from your Windows PC.
If problems occur during the uninstallation of Microsoft Office 2007, the computer can end up leaving behind files, folders and registry data that interfere with other applications on the PC. For example, if you're attempting to upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2013, but the computer thinks the older version of the software suite is still active, it won't complete the installation of Office 2013. Manually remove all Office 2007 data from the Windows Registry to prevent potential conflicts.