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    Hi,

    Is there any command for uninstalling MS-office xp in an unattended manner. I know i can remove by add/remove programmes but i want uninstall using dos command.I have tried using regsvr32 /u but i did not know which is that dll file which will uninstalls office xp.I hope u will help me to solve my problem.
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    wow - really decriptive topic

    quick hint - you will get more replies and more help if you let people know what your thread is about without them needing to open it. We could have someone on the forums who has attempted the exact same thing bu they could have skipped right past this thread - come on just m that could be anything :

    Mother's against goat throwing
    Mad man sniffs cheese
    My friend thinks you're cute
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    Mind how you go
    M&m's mel in your mouth not in your hand

    Next tiem try something like 'Removing Office XP thro DOS' it might get you more replies (other than my bitchy one )

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    you will get more replies and more help if you let people know what your thread is about without them needing to open it.
    Thats the biggest load of crap I've seen all day. What was the point of all that knowing you yourself have mindlessly clicked on it and suddenly felt an impulse to post that bullcrap.

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    What operating system are you using? in other words do you actually have DOS, or is it command line entry in Win2000/Win XP.

    Remember that you will not be able to access anything that has been created in it afterwards unless you reinstall or go for Office 2003. Earlier versions will not work with them unless you first convert your stuff using Office XP.

    I do not understand why you do not want to use the uninstall programs utility. To attempt to remove something as complicated as the Microsoft Office Suite using DOS is a very bad idea.........for example DOS is blissfully unaware of the Windows Registry............I do hope that the same does not apply to you ..............you would have to remove all that stuff manually

    By "unattended" do you mean it, or do you mean remotely? After all you can use the uninstall utility and walk away.................you would be sat there for quite some time fixing the registry if you do it any other way.


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    I googled, "office comand line remove" and came up with this as the sixth item.

    http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_Q296067.aspx

    Its for office 2000, but the same concept should apply to XP. Just like Nihil, I'm not quite sure why you would want to remove office like this, but none the less this information should lead you in the right direction.

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    Spot on! zENGER ....................that is for a "remote" uninstallation rather than ""unattended" . As nataraj.asture is not a native English speaker, I did wonder if this was the subtle distinction that had been lost.



    Nataraj, please accept appologies for my bad manners I forgot to say "welcome to AO"

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    Hi,
    I am not so strong in English, I use windows xp and i want to uninstall office xp remotely and want to install office 2003.I know how to deploy office 2003 remotely but i dont know how to uninstall already installed officexp. Could anybody help me.
    Nataraj Asture
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    Hi Nataraj, this may help:

    TITLE: OFF: HOWTO manually uninstall Office 2003, 200 [ ] **Problem** Office 2003 [2003 -W_6678 ] ID: SOX040120700036 CRT: Jan 20 2004 MOD: Jan 20 2004 STS:Customer Verified

    *** Problem Description *** This article describes how to manually uninstall Office 2000, 2002 and 2003.

    *** Resolution *** Jan 20 2004 11:14AM v_2jamsa
    1. Quit all running programs.
    2. Click Start menu-> Run, type "regedit" (without the quotation marks) in the Open box and press Enter.
    WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstallyour operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
    3. Back up and Delete the following registry keys if they exist:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Components HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\904###0900063D11C8EF10054038389C HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\904###0900063D11C8EF10054038389C

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Components HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Features\904###0900063D11C8EF10054038 389C HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\904###0900063D11C8EF10054038 389C HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Patches HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Products\904## #0900063D11C8EF10054038389C_
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Components
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\904###0900063D11C8EF100540383 89C
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Patches
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\904###0900063D11C8EF100540383 89C
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Products\904# ##0900063D11C8EF1005 4038389C
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ OFF2000: GUID = {0#0#0409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7} OFF2002: GUID = {9###0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9} OFF2003: GUID = {9###0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}

    4. Quit the Registry Editor.
    5. Delete or rename the following folders: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office9 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Office10 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11

    6. To remove MAPI, delete or rename the following files/folders: C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi mapi*.dll mapi*.exe pstprx32.dll mspst32.dll
    7. Delete contents of %temp%

    Keywords: kbhowto off2000 off2002 off2003 offxp manual uninstall remove off11 kbOffice2003Search kbOfficeSearch kbsetup

    Then after a reinstall of Office 2003 all was cake. Enjoy! JG



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