[ Fixed ] Cannot Uninstall Office 2007 – Corrupted Office Setup – Remove Office 2007 Quickly

by Rohit Khurana on August 2, 2009



We have received some mails from reader who are unable to remove or uninstall office 2007 from their computers due to numerous reasons like they cannot uninstall it from programs and features in vista, some of them cannot install due to corrupted office 2007.


Some of them receive the following messages when they try to remove it

Setup cannot continue because a required file is either
corrupted or not available. Run setup again from the original source disc or
download location.’


Error 1402.Setup cannot open the registry key.


In such a case when you cannot uninstall office 2007 from your computer you can follow some methods and tools mentioned below which can help you remove and clean office 2007 installation from your computer.


Read Also: Change the default files save format from .docx to .doc in word 2007

Here are some ways to remove office 2007 from your computer, you can try them at least one of them will work for you.

Manual Way To Remove Office 2007

In the manual methods you would need to remove the files corresponding to office 2007 manually.

Method 1:
1. Log in with administrative privileges, now open windows explorer.
2. click alt to show file menu go to File Menu >> Tools menu, click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab, Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
4. Uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.
5. Open the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\
6. Right-click Opa12.dat, and then click Properties.
7. Click the Security tab.
8. Click Advanced, now click the Permissions tab.
12. Click to select Everyone in the Permission entries list, and then click Edit.
13. Click to select the Full Control.
14. Click OK 3 times.


Method 2:

This method involves removing all the files of office 2007 and registry entries – that means removing office 2007 manually  


Automatic Removal Of Office 2007

In case of automatic methods you can remove the free tools like Remove Office 2007 and Revo Uninstaller to clean office 2007

Method 1: Using the Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from "Windows Add or Remove Programs" control panel applet.

You can read here how to uninstall corrupted office 2007 with revo uninstaller


Method 2: Using The Free Tool To Remove Office 2007

This method involves this free tool called Remove Office 2007 which can strip out Microsoft Office 2007 when the standard uninstall process wont work.


Note: if none of the above methods work then this tool will definitely work as we have tested this tool many times it is best and easy way to remove office 2007 as quickly as possible.

Download Remove Office 2007 Tool 

See Also: Read Office Documents On Mobile Phone

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

IVI November 10, 2009 at 12:44 pm

How about repairing this problem, because in the case that I want to install Office 2007 again from the beginning, from the CD, it appears the same problem.

fradz December 14, 2009 at 3:15 am

uhmm, i’m having the same prob from “Setup cannot continue because a required file is either
corrupted or not available. Run setup again from the original source disc or
download location.”, but it’s not on “Uninstallation” setup…this one automatically appears on “Installation” setup…uhmmmm, any solution for this one? thanks…

Raymond Revilla April 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

Very Helpful! Thanks!

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