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February 21, 2010 6:21:34 PM

I have been trying to uninstall Microsoft office XP professional but keep getting an error message about missing files one of which is the proret. MSI
a b \ Driver
February 21, 2010 7:21:57 PM

How are you trying to uninstall it?
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February 21, 2010 7:56:53 PM

Try the Revo Portable Uninstaller or get the Office XP CD and do a Repair install.
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February 21, 2010 9:35:46 PM

aford10 said:
How are you trying to uninstall it?

yes I am. It is really annoying to have the window pop up asking me to insert a CD that I have never had. My version of office was a trial version when I bought my computer. I never renewed it but the program is still in my computer and for some reason it keeps asking for the disc
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February 21, 2010 10:01:17 PM

So you are trying to uninstall the trial version of Office, not XP?

If yes, go to the control panel-->add/remove programs-->you can uninstall office trial version there.
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February 22, 2010 11:57:53 AM

aford10 said:
So you are trying to uninstall the trial version of Office, not XP?

If yes, go to the control panel-->add/remove programs-->you can uninstall office trial version there.



I have tried that and about three quarters of the way through the process I get an error message. error 1316 and am told to go toC:\program files\microsoft office\office 10\1033\set up help. When I do this I get "improper file path check for spelling and try again. This continues to repeat.
I have noticed that the pop up message I get asking me to insert the windows office XP professional disc only occurs when I attempt to access an internet site. Local program on my computer do not prompt the message?
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February 22, 2010 12:49:10 PM

Try Grumpys suggestion of Revo Uninstaller. It's free and I can confirm that it does remove trial versions MS Office. They're stubborn and like to stick around, funnily enough they will even prevent the install of the full versions of the program.

I have provided the link for Revo Uninstaller below:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_do...

The Professional version is fully functional and free for a thirty day period if you want all the bells and whistles.
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a b \ Driver
February 22, 2010 1:28:04 PM

Revo uninstaller is a good program. Give it a shot.
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February 22, 2010 8:13:55 PM

If it works, my post better be selected as best answer since it was first. :D 
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February 22, 2010 8:20:09 PM

:lol: 
btk1w1 doens't have his badge yet....no love for the underdog?
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February 22, 2010 10:15:48 PM

Doesn't appear that way... (sobs) what a grump :( 

lol ;) 

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February 22, 2010 10:54:04 PM

I want one of those little hammers. How many Best Answers do I need for that?
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February 23, 2010 12:45:45 AM

I believe it takes 5 bronze badges.
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February 23, 2010 11:15:58 AM

Good link dEAne, certainly looks like a barrel of fun.

Maybe MS can take and offer up Grumpy's advice and recommend Revo too... lol

It would be much much easier.
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February 23, 2010 3:36:13 PM

:lol:  Sure, it's a great idea to have people playing around in the registry unnecessarily.
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March 5, 2010 11:19:14 AM

Best answer selected by freddyg.
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