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Old 02-12-2019, 12:59 PM
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Question How to remove unused vestiges of old Office installations?

It appears that I have both Office 2007 and Office 2010 data base engines installed - 2007 installed on 12/16/2018 and 2010 installed today. I'm guessing that they are required by some app other than MS Office.

Ha ha. I've seen so many variations of this question that you would think it would have made it to a sticky post by now.

I'm a long time user of MS Office suites on this [like me, very old] PC. Other than some problem that I vaguely remember with Outlook under Office 2010 everything has always worked just fine.

I just happened to be sitting at the PC today when it applied updates and noticed that I had a couple of updates for both Office 2007 and Office 2010. I was surprised since I am on Office 365 with no other versions being listed in installed apps.

I went into file browser and noticed that while it looks like the only thing actually installed is Office 16 there are vestiges of Office 12, 14 and 15 in various folders under the Program Files and Program Files (x86) directories.



Is there a process, automated or otherwise, that one can use to completely clean the older versions of Office from a PC? I found a couple of old posts that purported to link to "Fixit" routines that would do the job but I just get "Page not found" errors when I click on them.

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer me,

Howard
Redmond, WA
Windows 10 Pro (the OS, not me)
Office 365

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It's not the presence of folders from Office 12 (2007), 14 (2010) and 15 (2013) in your Program Files &Program Files (x86) folders that are responsible for any updates you're now getting, but the presence of various leftovers from those installations in the Windows Control Panel. The various EasyFix tools are available via https://support.office.com/en-us/art...c-2fdf5dbf61d8
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Hi Paul and thanks for your quick and helpful response. I have no chance of ever figuring out what MS item is needed and which is a left-over. I guess I'll just leave it along and assume "no harm no foul".

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Your Windows Update history should give you an idea of what's being updated, though you may need to follow the links from there to determine the applications concerned. If you then look in Programs and Features in the Control Panel, you should be able to identify any vestiges from previous versions that are still being updated.
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