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Windows 7: Removing microsoft office 2010 starter


22 Jan 2012   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Removing microsoft office 2010 starter

Hi,Just bought my wife a new windows 7 laptop last week she had an xp before.Its a nice little machine.On it has microsoft office 2010 starter pack and every time she opens office it has that right hand pane which we cant seemed to get shot of.She had open office on the old xp and she found it working well.
Now the question in hand,Would it be feasible to uninstall the microsoft office 2010,Then we can re install open office?.
Would it be a major job to achieve this task.
Thanks in advance.


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22 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Trendy,

Microsoft Office Starter 2010 should be listed in Programs and Features in the Control Panel where you can click on it to uninstall it.

Programs and Features - Uninstall or Change a Program

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jan 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sure, that is simple. I would recommend the Revo uninstaller Once it is launched, select the 'Advanced Option". That will give you a chance to delete all the registry entries and files that the office uninstaller left behind.
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22 Jan 2012   #4

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks for that,I do have 'Revo uninstaller' installed.Will give it a go within the next few days.
Thanks very much.
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22 Jan 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My MS Office 2007 is installed in the x86 library. I hope that is the same on your system for Office 2010.

Reason I mention that is that free Revo can only uninstall from the x86 library. To uninstall from the x64 library, they want you to buy their Pro version. Nothing is ever simple.

Should your Office be in the x64 library, you have to use what Brink posted. But check that first by opening your C: partition. The x64 library is just called 'Program Files' versus 'Program Files x86' for the one that works. Look for 'Microsoft Office".
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22 Jan 2012   #6

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks all I forgot about ' Brink's reply ''Sorry''
Many thanks all will look deep into all aspects.
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22 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Trendy. Please let us know how it went.
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26 Jan 2012   #8

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I just replaced the treasurers laptop and it had `10 starter.
While I wouldn't consider that, part of the HP infamous bloatware package it was easily removed as Brink indicated.

Office, without Access, might as well just be Word.
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27 Jan 2012   #9

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Brink & All,Went and had a go at uninstall microsoft office 2010 yesterday and planned on installing open office.
Just to keep you updated as promised,All went like a dream,Open office working well and office 2010 now in the trash can.

Thanks all for your support.
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27 Jan 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Trendy. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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