Trying to uninstall MS Office97 "setup initialization error" occurs

Hello,
Here is the error msg:
"The setup configuration file 'C:\Program Files (x86) Microsoft Office\Office\Off97Std.stf.' is missing or corrupted. Try running Setup again from where you origianally ran it."
What the heck does this mean in Non-tech language and how do I fix it so that I may uninstall Office 97 because I installed Office 2010 about 6 months ago.
I have a Sony VAIO laptop Windows Vista SP2
I am very non-tech so please advise for a novice.
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  1. eacross said:
    Hello,
    Here is the error msg:
    "The setup configuration file 'C:\Program Files (x86) Microsoft Office\Office\Off97Std.stf.' is missing or corrupted. Try running Setup again from where you origianally ran it."
    What the heck does this mean in Non-tech language and how do I fix it so that I may uninstall Office 97 because I installed Office 2010 about 6 months ago.
    I have a Sony VAIO laptop Windows Vista SP2
    I am very non-tech so please advise for a novice.

    Run Ms Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

    1. - click on windows.
    2. - what you are trying to do - click install, then click nstall or remove l choices
    3. - Click Run now
  2. Office 97 is not compatible with or supported in Vista. Any problems you have with it will not be fixed.

    List of compatible Office versions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087/en-us
  3. ex_bubblehead said:
    Office 97 is not compatible with or supported in Vista. Any problems you have with it will not be fixed.

    List of compatible Office versions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932087/en-us

    he wants to uninstall it, not use it
  4. In a situation like this its best to use 'Windows Installer Cleanup Utility' because you cannot progress or digress from this error using the installation package.
    Your solution here: http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4459
  5. herboren said:
    In a situation like this its best to use 'Windows Installer Cleanup Utility' because you cannot progress or digress from this error using the installation package.
    Your solution here: http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4459


    You should re-visit the link.
    Project has been abandoned. You can now use Microsoft FixIt for this problem.
    (As I previously posted
    Read more at http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4459#8J5xj2TaPU8JV5tM.99
  6. ksiemb said:
    You should re-visit the link.
    Project has been abandoned. You can now use Microsoft FixIt for this problem.
    (As I previously posted
    Read more at http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4459#8J5xj2TaPU8JV5tM.99



    The project may have been abandoned and the software may be obsolete, but the software still works as intended. It wouldn't hurt to run it.
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