When I try to upgrade Microsoft office from 2010 to 2013, it doesn’t happen clean upgrade and few of its components are left behind (Microsoft Office tools & Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010). Also I verified and all the upgrade code of Office 2010 is present in Office 2013 installer (Upgrade table).

Using OCT (Office customization tool) I created MSP, selected one of the option to remove pervious version office if present and landed into same issue during upgrade functionality test. I tried Google and couldn’t configure out much about Office 2013 upgrade. 


Do anyone have done office 2013 upgrade? if so can help getting right parameter in config.xml / custom.msp 


following parameters I'm using for installation in config.xml file

<Configuration Product="ProPlus">

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

            <Logging Type="standard" Path="%temp%" Template="ProjectPro2013.txt" />

            <INSTALLLOCATION Value="%programfiles%\Microsoft Office" />

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

            <Setting Id="REBOOT" Value="ReallySuppress"/>





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Did you try uninstalling Office 2010 first then installing Office 2013... Was that working fine?

Why are you creating log file in the name of ProjectPro2013.txt?

Answered 02/03/2013 by: jagadeish
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  • Uninstalling office 2010 and Installing Office 2013 works fine. Only issue the upgrade. Also I just randomly choose some log file name.
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when I install the office 2013 , it gives some choice to keep office 2010, delete office 2010 , So I think delete the office 2010 is upgrade to office 2013 , but  the safer way is keep both office 2010 and office 2013 on your computer, when you install the office 2013 , you can choose to keep the office 2010, so you can keep all your documents in case, and after a while if everything is ok, you can delete the office 2010, and you can also buy a cheap office 2013 key on www.getsoftwarekey.com , it is cheap and working on my laptop , recommend

Answered 04/14/2014 by: neowin88
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Any solution to this?  I have facing the same things using MS OCT:

Dispaly level: None
Suppress modal checked
No Cancel checked

It uninstalls Office 2010 for most part, but leaves Sharepoint WorkSpace.  Now I have 2 folders, MS office 2010 (with Sharepoint WorkSapce 2010) and MS office 2013 (whole suite).  Any solution?

Answered 05/15/2013 by: desingh
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i have done a upgrade install of 2010 to 2013, but i didnt get the issues you are having, although i used the Office 2013 customisation wizzard under setup.exe /admin to create a .msp file for the setup.exe file to execute during install

Answered 02/15/2013 by: sparky86
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  • Same problem here
    Apparantly SharePoint Workspace is installed by default with Office 2010 SP1 (not RTM) means that the default product list for Office 2010 does contain it
    I tried to specify it in the XML :
    <Setting Id="REMOVEPREVIOUS" Value="ACCESSFiles,EXCELFiles,GrooveFiles,OneNoteFiles,OUTLOOKFiles,PPTFiles,PubPrimary,WORDFiles,XDOCSFiles,SHAREDFiles,TOOLSFiles" />

    but apparantly "GrooveFiles" is not enough, & the OCT doesn't show SharePoint Workspace as an option to remove neither
  • I'm having the same problem where Office 2010 does not appear to uninstall. I did use the admin customization tool to create an MSP in the update folder, but after deploying I see the following leftover:

    Microsoft Access MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft DCF MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Excel MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Groove MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft InfoPath MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Lync MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office OSM MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office OSM UX MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2013 - English (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2013 - Español (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2010 (14.0.6029.1000)
    Microsoft OneNote MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Outlook MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft PowerPoint MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Publisher MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
    Microsoft Word MUI (English) 2013 (15.0.4420.1017)
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