If you need to uninstall Office 2010 and want to know how to go about it, then we recommend you take a look at the following frequently asked Questions & Answers on this subject.
Q#1 – How do I uninstall Office 2010 from my Windows 7 computer?
Ans – Windows computers, including Windows 7, come with a feature, called the Add or Remove Programs utility through which you can easily uninstall any installed program.
The following steps show you how to uninstall Office 2010 on a Windows 7 computer via the Add or Remove Programs utility:
- Click the Start button, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate and select Microsoft Office 2010 on the Currently installed programs list.
- Click Uninstall.
- Click Yes, when prompted to confirm your action.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Restart your computer when the uninstallation process is complete.
Q#2 – Why is it important to run a registry scan after uninstalling any software?
Ans – The registry is the backbone of Windows computers, and if it’s corrupt, then your PC is bound to behave erratically. In some severe cases, Windows may stop functioning altogether.
Normally, when you uninstall a program, all its associated registry entries are also automatically deleted. But this does not always happen. In other words, whenever you uninstall a program, there is always a chance that all or some of its entries remain behind in the registry. These unwanted and obsolete entries, over a period of time, cause the registry to grow alarmingly and make it unusable. To ensure that unwanted entries don’t remain in the registry, scan your registry using an advanced registry cleaner, such as RegGenie, after you uninstall a program.
Q#3 – Cannot uninstall Office 2010 via the Add or Remove Programs utility, what should I do?
Ans – It is possible that you may come across a situation where you are unable to uninstall Office 2010 using Add or Remove Programs.
Before we present a solution to this problem, let us first understand why the normal office uninstall process fails to happen in the first place. Generally, this may occur when any of the following conditions hold true:
- Windows registry is corrupt.
- One or more files of Office 2010 are damaged.
- Office 2010 was not correctly installed on your computer.
To fix the problem, you can use any of the following solutions:
- Use Microsoft Fix it solution to uninstall Office 2010
- Use a third-party Windows uninstaller tool to forcefully uninstall Office 2010 from your computer.
Uninstall Office 2010 Using Microsoft Fix it Solution
Download and install Microsoft Fix it solution (Microsoft Fix it 50450) here. Double-click the program to run it. Next, follow the steps in the Fix it wizard to completely uninstall Office 2010 from your computer.
Uninstall Office 2010 Using Third-Party Uninstalled Software
You can also forcefully uninstall Office 2010 using a reliable Windows uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller. Such programs have the Force Uninstall option that allows you to forcefully uninstall those programs that you are unable to otherwise. Besides forcefully uninstalling programs, Perfect Uninstaller allows you to uninstall programs the same way you do using the Add or Remove Programs utility. The difference though is that Perfect Uninstaller is much faster than Add or Remove Programs and ensures that all the registry entries of the uninstalled programs are also permanently deleted from the registry.