How to uninstall Office 2010 during Office 2013 64 bit install
I have seen all these posts but none seem to work. One user sent me the recommendations from Kace to try the "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall PROPLUS /dll OSETUP.DLL" but who are we kidding...That doesnt work. Office 2013 gives error of "Office 2010 components were found and cant be removed, install closes. The other option I tried and fails is using the OCT tool and under "add Installation and run program but that gives the same error as above. Can some help me get Office 2010 Pro plus 32 bit removed so i can install Office 2013 64 bit. Could use some help.....the company purchased 2013 64bit before i came on board, it was not my choice, now im stuck with it. Specific instructions + screenshots would be great instead of a cryptic anwsers
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I recently had to uninstall 64bit office 2010 pro to install the standard version. In the 2010 pro plus installation directory there is a setup.exe. Also, there should be a folder in the same directory called updates. Inside updates should be a silentuninstall.xml.
The command I ran was
"\\pathofoffice\setup.exe /uninstall ProPlus /config \\pathofoffice\updates\silentuninstall.xml"
Replace pathofoffice with the path of your office 2010 pro installation.
If you can not find the silentuninstall.xml try creating your own xml file with the following in it.
<Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />