Systems Management Question

uninstalling office older version and installing new or other versions

01/31/2017 1743 views

is possible to uninstall to 2010 and install 2007 MS office via K1000, we have to do it due to less license we have for MS office 2010
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  • http://i68.tinypic.com/10yqw6h.jpg

    getting /adminfile command line option can be used only during initial instalation of the product
    • You don't use setup.exe to uninstall.
  • i get this error sometimes when installation happens..

    A program might need info from you or your permission to complete a task


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you could also have a quick google and you come across these links that can also be built into your system...

Uninstall Office 2010

Or search for offscrub in google...



Answered 01/31/2017 by: Pressanykey
Red Belt

  • http://i68.tinypic.com/10yqw6h.jpg

    getting /adminfile command line option can be used only during initial instalation of the product
    • yes, but the offscrub can be used to de-install older versions of office before installing the newer version...

Yes, I do it using a script.

In the "verify" section of the script I uninstall office 2010.

Then in the "on success" section I install office 2013.

The single script does it all.

Answered 02/01/2017 by: akmagnum
Red Belt

  • would it allow us to install again without restarting the machine? can you please share your steps, if possible?

    whats the parameter for uninstall without restart?
    is this correct ?

    setup.exe" /uninstall STANDARD /dll OSETUP.DLL no reboot
  • thanks all your inputs have helped me,

    how can i track if installation is successful from K1000, I have created uninstall of 2010 MS office first and then install of MS office 2007 and followed by Message shows installation successfull..

    but as soon as uninstall is completed it goes to 3rd step (installation succeed Message ) even though Step 2(Install of MS office 2007 is in progress)
  • should i tick Wait for completion check box?

    Launch program

    Directory : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller

    File setup.exe

    Parameters /uninstall STANDARD /dll OSETUP.DLL /config \\officetest\office2010\uninstall1.xml

    On Success

    Launch “\\officetest\Office2007\Office_2007\setup.exe” with params “/adminfile msoffice2007N.msp”.

    when i run the script i see both the setup.exe runs at a time sometimes it fails to install 2007 ms office
Yes, this is possible. You will have to create a batch script that will uninstall 2010 and install 2007. Include that batch script with the 2007 installation files in an archive and upload to the K1000 as a managed install.
Answered 01/31/2017 by: chucksteel
Red Belt

  • getting Interactive Desktop pop up window when installation done X86 machines
  • can Managed install access files from shared path.?

    i have placed installation files in network share

I had to removeOffice (2010), then run the O365 setup.exe with a config XML, I don't know if any of the below would help with installing older office versions....



To remove the entire office 2010 x86 suite:

"%~dp0\setup.exe" /config "%~dp0\Uninstall.xml"/Uninstall ProPlus



- <ConfigurationProduct="ProPlus">

  <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="NO" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />

  <Logging Type="standard" Path="%temp%" Template="Microsoft OfficeProfessional Plus Setup(*).txt" />

  <Setting Id="Reboot" Value="Never" />

  <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />

  <OptionState Id="ProductFiles" State="Local" Children="force" />




Command line to install O365ProPlus:

setup /configure DesktopInst3.xml


 XML file:

- <Configuration>

- <AddOfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Deferred">

- <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">

  <LanguageID="en-us" />

  <ExcludeAppID="Access" />



  <UpdatesEnabled="FALSE" />

  <DisplayLevel="None" AcceptEULA="TRUE"/>

  <LoggingLevel="Standard" Path="D:\_Cache\Log"/>

  <PropertyName="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="0" />

  <PropertyName="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="TRUE"/>

  <PropertyName="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="0" />

  <PropertyName="PinIconsToTaskbar" Value="FALSE"/>


Answered 05/10/2017 by: Womain
Senior White Belt

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