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Windows 7: ERROR 1326 when attempting to uninstall Office Pro 2003

06 Jan 2019   #1
Y0GI

 
 
ERROR 1326 when attempting to uninstall Office Pro 2003

I used MS Office Pro 2003 until it became unusable in 2016, and MS forced me to buy Office 2016.

I was trying to clean up my C: Drive today and noticed that Office 2003 was taking up 1.66 GB of space, which I would like to reclaim. So, I went to Control Panel, Programs and Features, and started cutting out the deadwood.


When I got to Office 2003, I kept getting the 1326 ERROR:

Error Getting File Security: C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\GetLastError:5


Any suggestions for curing this error would be greatly appreciated!


Y0GI






System Specs: MSI Z87-G43 MB//i5 4670K CPU @ 4.6 GHz//Noctua NH D14 SE 2011//Windows 7 Pro X64//CM 430 Elite Case//CM Extreme 2 - 525 Watt PSU//128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD//1 TB Seagate Cuda HDD//LG GH24NS95 DVD-CD//2X4 GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical RAM


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06 Jan 2019   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi YOGI, welcome to the Forum.

Have a look at these websites for a possible solution.

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How To Fix Windows Error 1326

When you installed Office 2016 did you leave Office 2003 on the computer, if so, it's possible that some of the necessary files for Office 2003 have actually been deleted over time. Or you may have changed some passwords in the interim.
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07 Jan 2019   #3
Y0GI

 
 

Thank you Ranger4!


I need to make a good back-up and then I'll try that WinThruster Reg Cleaner.


Yogi
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07 Jan 2019   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I do not know anything about WinThruster Reg Cleaner, so if you use it it would have to be at your own risk. The Reg Cleaner that most members on the Forum use is the Ccleaner one & it can create a back up before running it. You can get the free version here:

Download CCleaner | Clean, optimize & tune up your PC, free!

Just check that it does not come with any extra unwanted software.
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24 Jan 2019   #5
Y0GI

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I do not know anything about WinThruster Reg Cleaner, so if you use it it would have to be at your own risk. The Reg Cleaner that most members on the Forum use is the Ccleaner one & it can create a back up before running it. You can get the free version here:

Download CCleaner | Clean, optimize & tune up your PC, free!

Just check that it does not come with any extra unwanted software.

I'm sorry that It took me so long to respond to your suggestion, Ranger4! Please forgive me!


Since you recommended CCleaner, I guess that I'll give that one a try, when I finally get some spare time.


Thank you so much, Ranger4!


Yogi


EDIT: I never answered your question.

Yes, The Office 2016 was installed by a MS Tech (online) and he did so without uninstalling Office 2003.

I'm sorry for the oversight.



Yogi
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24 Jan 2019   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for the update & will await further developments.
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