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Windows 7: Removing all traces of MS Office 2010

17 Apr 2011   #1
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Removing all traces of MS Office 2010

I attempted to install office 2010 and an error occured during the installation process. Long story short, I noticed it left a folder titled MSBuild and I'm sure some other things on my computer. I was wondering what is the best way to ensure that all traces of office 2010 are removed from my computer?


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17 Apr 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post
I attempted to install office 2010 and an error occured during the installation process. Long story short, I noticed it left a folder titled MSBuild and I'm sure some other things on my computer. I was wondering what is the best way to ensure that all traces of office 2010 are removed from my computer?
Hi Miskonduct.
Please <<clean>> ur pc with ccleaner CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Its free and one of the best programs for windows cleaning
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17 Apr 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Reinstall it.

Then use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall it.

Or: do a System Restore to a time prior to when you first installed Office 2010. This should be the quickest way.
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17 Apr 2011   #4
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miskonduct View Post
I attempted to install office 2010 and an error occured during the installation process. Long story short, I noticed it left a folder titled MSBuild and I'm sure some other things on my computer. I was wondering what is the best way to ensure that all traces of office 2010 are removed from my computer?
Hi Miskonduct.
Please <<clean>> ur pc with ccleaner CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Its free and one of the best programs for windows cleaning
I've used it. Still doesn't clear all the Microsoft stuff

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Reinstall it.

Then use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall it.

Or: do a System Restore to a time prior to when you first installed Office 2010. This should be the quickest way.
Office 2010 has never been installed on this hard drive. I also just did a system restore to before i encountered the failed installation but i still noticed the MSBuild folder.
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17 Apr 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd just delete the folder.

If you think that is not enough, go back to CCleaner and run the registry cleaner portion of the application. Back up the registry before you do any cleaning.
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17 Apr 2011   #6
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I could be wrong though, if it failed DURING the installation process would it have left anything on my hard drive? I just had never noticed MSBuild folder before under program files. In the folder it contained a folder titled: Windows Workflow Foundation. Is that related to office 2010?
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17 Apr 2011   #7
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd just delete the folder.

If you think that is not enough, go back to CCleaner and run the registry cleaner portion of the application. Back up the registry before you do any cleaning.
That's what I did - I ran the registry cleaner. It should delete any parts that have no use correct? Also, anytime I attempt to delete the folder it says "You require permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder"
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17 Apr 2011   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have no idea what Windows Workflow Foundation is.

I'm guessing you can't stand to just ignore the situation.

Therefore you have limited options. CCleaner is one. Complete the install and then uninstall is another. Just delete the folder is a third. Live with it is a fourth.
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17 Apr 2011   #9
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have no idea what Windows Workflow Foundation is.

I'm guessing you can't stand to just ignore the situation.

Therefore you have limited options. CCleaner is one. Complete the install and then uninstall is another. Just delete the folder is a third. Live with it is a fourth.
Windows Workflow Foundation
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17 Apr 2011   #10
Miskonduct

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have no idea what Windows Workflow Foundation is.

I'm guessing you can't stand to just ignore the situation.

Therefore you have limited options. CCleaner is one. Complete the install and then uninstall is another. Just delete the folder is a third. Live with it is a fourth.
Yeah, more or less. haha

Like I said, I can't seem to delete it due to that message.
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