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Uninstall Office

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by ChrisK, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. ChrisK

    ChrisK Flightless Bird

    Question: How can I uninstall MS Office Enterprise on a desktop I will be
    getting rid of so I can re-install it on the new computer I plan on buying?

    Background: I have MS Office Enterprise 2007 on currently installed on four
    machines but had to re-install it on two of those machines for a total of 6
    installs. On the six install I had problems activating because it had gone
    over the 5 license limit and had to contact MS to get a non-commercial
    product key.
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "ChrisK" <ChrisK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D7E28C69-EB72-409E-AAB5-E1AD1BEAD5D1@microsoft.com...
    > Question: How can I uninstall MS Office Enterprise on a desktop I will be
    > getting rid of so I can re-install it on the new computer I plan on
    > buying?


    As any normal application. Control Panel-Uninstall.....
    Why would you think it to be any different?

    >
    > Background: I have MS Office Enterprise 2007 on currently installed on
    > four
    > machines but had to re-install it on two of those machines for a total of
    > 6
    > installs.


    Re-installing on the same machine is NOT an "additional" install and does
    NOT "use up" an additional licence.

    > On the six install I had problems activating because it had gone
    > over the 5 license limit


    see above. I suspect the "problem" you had was trying to re-activate too
    soon after the initial activation. Telephone activation would have (usually)
    solved the problem...

    > and had to contact MS to get a non-commercial
    > product key.


    Eh?
     
  3. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

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    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
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    "ChrisK" <ChrisK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D7E28C69-EB72-409E-AAB5-E1AD1BEAD5D1@microsoft.com...
    > Question: How can I uninstall MS Office Enterprise on a desktop I will be
    > getting rid of so I can re-install it on the new computer I plan on buying?
    >
    > Background: I have MS Office Enterprise 2007 on currently installed on four
    > machines but had to re-install it on two of those machines for a total of 6
    > installs. On the six install I had problems activating because it had gone
    > over the 5 license limit and had to contact MS to get a non-commercial
    > product key.
     
  4. ChrisK

    ChrisK Flightless Bird

    I understand that using the control panel is the normal way to uninstall any
    application. That is only part of what the question asked. I also need to
    somehow release the license when I uninstall.

    I had to re-install on the same two machines for various reason's but indeed
    it is a new install / activation. Each activation has come several months
    apart, but it does seem to keep track of how many activations you have
    accomplished.

    Telephone activation is what was accomplished on the sixth install and they
    gave me a key that when any Office product is launched, the title bar
    displays "non-commercial use".
     
  5. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Is there a question in here somewhere?

    "ChrisK" <ChrisK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5B3463F1-8668-44A0-AC69-F0DA3BC4E52D@microsoft.com...
    :I understand that using the control panel is the normal way to uninstall
    any
    : application. That is only part of what the question asked. I also need
    to
    : somehow release the license when I uninstall.
    :
    : I had to re-install on the same two machines for various reason's but
    indeed
    : it is a new install / activation. Each activation has come several months
    : apart, but it does seem to keep track of how many activations you have
    : accomplished.
    :
    : Telephone activation is what was accomplished on the sixth install and
    they
    : gave me a key that when any Office product is launched, the title bar
    : displays "non-commercial use".
     
  6. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <5B3463F1-8668-44A0-AC69-F0DA3BC4E52D@microsoft.com>, ChrisK wrote:
    > I understand that using the control panel is the normal way to uninstall any
    > application. That is only part of what the question asked. I also need to
    > somehow release the license when I uninstall.


    There's no provision for this; you simply uninstall on one PC, install on
    another and call in to get a key if the online activation fails.

    > I had to re-install on the same two machines for various reason's but indeed
    > it is a new install / activation. Each activation has come several months
    > apart, but it does seem to keep track of how many activations you have
    > accomplished.
    >
    > Telephone activation is what was accomplished on the sixth install and they
    > gave me a key that when any Office product is launched, the title bar
    > displays "non-commercial use".


    Might you have had a trial or home/student edition installed?
     

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