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    How to uninstall Office 2007 Ultimate

    After upgrading from Office 2007 to 2010 I see Office 2007 Ultimate in my list of installed programs. Is it safe to remove this without corrupting my system?

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    It is safe as long as you don't need any Office 2007 program. When making a major change to your system it is always wise to make a backup before starting.

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    The worst that can happen is that you might have to uninstall both 2007 and 2010 (because the 2007 uninstall affects something in 2010). Then you would simply reinstall 2010. I think this is a long shot. Most probably what will happen is an uneventful uninstall of 2007. personally I would consider using Revo Uninstaller to do the uninstall. Revo tends to find some leftovers that the normall Windows uninstaller might leave behind. Just my 2 cents.
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    I use Revo Uninstaller for everything except Microsoft products. I discovered the hard way that Revo Uninstaller does not work well for Microsoft products. I guess it's because Microsoft makes up the rules for installing programs then ignores them. I am not willing to uninstall 2007 AND 2010 due to the clumsy way Outlook works. I'm afraid that if I uninstall both, then install 2010 that all my rules & customizations of Outlook will disappear.

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    You can leave Outlook 2007 and use Office 2010 for everything else if you so desire. You can have both 2007 and 2010 for everything EXCEPT Outlook. You can only have one version of Outlook installed.
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    I would recommend uninstalling it in Control Panel (having done it myself). All the data remains in place and 2010 will find it even if it is on a different drive (mine was).

    There is at least one gotcha. The default locations for certain files, well Outlook, at least, is different for the different versions. In 2007 Outlook.pst is halfway to the North Pole, where in 2010 the default location has a much shorter path through My Documents. That doesn't affect anything at all so far as whether or not it works (it does), but if you run into trouble and start looking at posts or book references to find the location of the file(s) you should realize that they are (probably) still in their 2007 default locations and not the 2010 default location(s).

    If it is a totally new 2010 installation with no legacy files, then everything will or should be where the manuals and posts tell you it should be.

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    I was able to successfully uninstall Office 2007.

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    Glad you got it worked out. Thanks for posting back.

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