If you are facing problems uninstalling Microsoft Office 2007 from your system using the default Add or Remove programs feature, then follow this manual procedure for removing MS Office.
First of all verify that you cannot uninstall 2007 Microsoft Office system from the control panel itself using the default manner.
How to verify in Win XP
Go to Start> Run and type control appwiz.cpl. Press Enter.
From app list select MS office 2007 and click remove.
For Windows Vista:
Go to control panel> Programs and Features or type programs and features in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
Select Microsoft office and click Uninstall/Change
If you’re able to successfully remove the MS office software from your computer, then you’re done. If any error pops up during the uninstall procedure then follow the below mentioned alternative method. One of the uninstallation error which I’ve come across:
Cannot fine setup.ini file.
Setup cannot continue because a required file is either corrupted or not available. Run setup again from the original source disc or download location.
Setup failed. Rolling back changes.
Alternative method for removing Microsoft Office 2007 from computer.
You have two options for completely removing the office suite from your computer. For manual procedure go to this article from Microsoft which describes step by step procedure for the manual removal method. But as this method is too long and tedious, you use the Microsoft Office removal software mentioned below which automatically uninstalls Microsoft office system.
Other option is by using MS Office 2007 removal tools.
Remove Office 2007 is a small utility which is able to remove MSOffice 2007 version only. It’s only 128KB in size the does the job perfectly. After it uninstalls the software, this tool automatically restarts the computer. After restart, your OS might look for the Office MSI installer again, if it does just cancel the setup which pop ups asking to install Office again. Also this utility doesn’t have a close button, so use task manager to end it if needed.
Note: Run this removal tool as administrator.[right click and select run as administrator]. Also this utility doesn’t remove your already saved documents like MS word, MS excel, MS PowerPoint files.