In many cases, Brian, our suggestion of re-installing and then
un-installing, i by far the safest method; it i something I regularly
recommend when people are having problems uninstalling software.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Brian" <Brian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Do you still have the Office 97 installation media? One thing I have done
> when I improperly removed a program, by deleting files or editing registry
> accident was to re-install it and then uninstall the program.
> "Glawster2002" wrote:
>> I'm trying to install Office 2003 on a friends laptop, running vista Home
>> Premium, unfortunately office 97 has been inadvertently installed and is
>> proving very difficult to remove!
>> If I look in Programs and Features, Office 97 doesn't appear to be
>> installed, however all of the Office 97 applications are on the laptop
>> work correctly, apart from Outlook.
>> If I run Office 2003 setup, the installation hangs on the Installation
>> Window no matter how I set the installation paremeters; even if I do a
>> install and only install one application, say Word, it till hangs.
>> Anyone any idea on how i can either uninstall Office 97 or to fool Vista
>> to thinking it is no longer on the laptop to allow the Office 2003
>> installation to complete?