How do I uninstall Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?

Sometimes you cannot uninstall the existing 2003, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office suite on your computer by using the Add or Remove Programs feature in Control Panel of Windows XP or the Programs and Features feature in Control Panel of Windows Vista if one of the following conditions is true:

  • The installation process did not complete when you tried to install a new program. Therefore, you are left with a partially installed program. When you try to install the program again, you are unsuccessful.
  • A previously installed program cannot be removed because the installation files are corrupted.

Steps to resolve this problem

Verify that you cannot uninstall the Microsoft Office system by using the Add or Remove Programs feature or Programs and Features feature. To do this, follow these steps:

For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type control appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the Office system product from the application list, and then click Remove.

For Windows Vista

  1. Click Start, type programs and features in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the product to be uninstalled from the listing of installed products, and then click Uninstall/Change from the bar that displays the available tasks.

If you can uninstall the Microsoft Office suite by using Add or Remove Programs, you are finished with this article. If you cannot uninstall the Microsoft Office suite, you may have issues with the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, or some Microsoft Office components can not be uninstalled. In these cases, you cannot reinstall the Microsoft Office suite. Go to the next section to uninstall the appropriate Microsoft Office suite by using an alternative method.

You can uninstall the Microsoft Office system by going to the appropriate “Fix it for me” section that matches your version of Microsoft Office. The Fix It solutions below do not remove any Office program that was installed separately from the Office suite. For example, if you have Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Visio 2007 installed on your computer, the Fix It solution only removes Microsoft Office Professional 2007 from your computer. Visio 2007 will not be removed. Additionally, you must reboot your machine if you use one of the Fix it solutions below.

Notes:

  • The wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Fix it for me

Office 2003 suites

To uninstall the 2003 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50416

Office 2007 suites

To uninstall the 2007 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50154

Office 2010 suites

To uninstall the 2010 Microsoft Office suite automatically, click the Fix this problem button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50450
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Comments
  1. gerhard says:

    thanks , this sorted my problemout fast.

  2. Vivek Anand says:

    FixIt works for me.

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