I have a second-hand pc that came with Office97 preinstalled. I now want to remove this and replace with either Office 2000 or other. I have tried to uninstall Office using the Control Panel add/remove, but am asked for the installation cd, which I do not have. Can anyone advise how to remove Office with out the CD?
This is the Slow path, Write down the Office name just as it is in Add Remove Case Sensitive, then
To remove follow these step's closely, go to start\find\files or folders type in the box XXXXX click enter key delete all the entry's it finds with XXXXX in it. Next go to start run type regedit and press enter, go to menu under edit click find in the box type XXXXX and press enter it will bring up only one entry at a time, press delete key then click ok to confirm to go to next entry press F3 and delete do this until you get to the end of the registry. DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE IN THE REGISTRY other than XXXXX then reboot your computer
Where XXXXX is the MS OFFICE NAME AS YOU WRITE IT DOWN
I may be wrong as it long time since I did this but I am sure that you just install 2000 over the top. This detects the original and allows install of the newer version over the top keeping all your files and settings etc and the settings for MS outlook with emails if you were using outlook