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Uninstalling Office 2000


I have been trying to uninstall my existing Microsoft Office 2000 using the Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs function but have been unsuccessful. I get the following error: "The patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."

Prior to this, I was able to download updates from Microsoft site for Office 2000 but now I can not because of an update error due to possible missing Windows Installer patch files (.MSP files).

Please advise how can I fix this problem.

Thank you.

Harvey Yap


This question was answered on March 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You may want to try and uninstall using the Office CD, it should be able to uninstall the application for you.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 2, 2004