How do I remove some components from Microsoft Office?

Question

I have Office Pro 95 w/97 Word upgrade. I need more space so I want to remove access/powerpoint/excel. My add/remove will not allow me to do this. How can I delete these 3 apps only. In 4 years I've never used them. To my knowldge they don't have a uninstall feature. Can I reinstall 95 ontop/over again to check and see if I missed how to uninstall is in there. HELP!!!!!!

Sincerely

Dan Dubuque

Answer

This question was answered on August 27, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Run Office 97 Setup and click 'Add/Remove...' Select 'Microsoft Excel' and click 'Change Options...' Select the components you would like to remove and click 'OK' Click 'Continue' to remove the components and click 'OK'

1) Insert the Office 97 installation CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive (The Installation window appears.)

2) (Optional) Right-click the taskbar button for each open application and select 'Close' from the pop-up menu

3) Make sure the Office Shortcut Bar is closed:

a) If the shortcut bar is hidden, run the mouse pointer over all four corners of the monitor screen to display it

b) To close the shortcut bar:

1] Right-click the title bar of the Office Shortcut Bar (A pop-up menu appears.)

2] Select 'Exit' from the pop-up menu

4) Do one of the following:

a) If a window appeared after you performed step 1), double-click the 'Setup.exe' icon (The 'Microsoft Office 97 Setup' dialog box appears.)

b) If a window did not appear after you performed step 1):

1] Click 'Start' on the Windows taskbar (The 'Start' menu appears.)

2] Select 'Run...' (The 'Run' dialog box appears.)

3] Type the following command in the 'Open' drop-down list box and click 'OK':

<CD-ROM drive>:\SETUP.EXE

(The 'Microsoft Office 97 Setup' dialog box appears.)

NOTE: If any applications are still running, a message appears recommending that these applications be closed before continuing, and the Microsoft Office 97 Setup program lists any applications currently running Click the 'Exit Setup' button, close all open applications, and restart with Step 4)

5) Click 'Add/Remove...'

The 'Add/Remove...' button

(The 'Microsoft Office 97 - Maintenance' dialog box appears.)

6) In the 'Options' list box, select 'Microsoft Excel' ('Microsoft Excel' is highlighted.)

7) Click 'Change Option...'

The 'Change Option...' button

(The 'Microsoft Office 97 - Microsoft Excel' dialog box appears.)

8) Do one of the following:

a) In the 'Options' list box, select the check boxes representing the components you would like to remove

b) If the component you would like to remove is a subcomponent:

1] In the 'Options' list box, select the check box next to the component (The option is highlighted.)

2] Click 'Change Option...' (The 'Microsoft Office - <component>' dialog box appears.)

NOTE: If the component does not contain any subcomponents, the 'Change Option...' button appears grayed out

3] In the 'Options' list box, select the check box next to the subcomponents you would like to remove

4] Click 'OK' (The 'Microsoft Office 97 - <component>' dialog box reappears.)

9) Click 'OK' (The 'Microsoft Office 97 - Maintenance' dialog box reappears.)

10) Click 'Continue' to remove the components

11) Click 'OK' to exit the Setup program when the maintenance is complete

12) If a window displaying the Office 97 CD-ROM contents is open, select the 'File' menu and select 'Close'

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 27, 1999