How do I uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.2 from Windows 7

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How do I uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.2 from Windows 7

Postby alnorman » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:45 pm

Uninstall not fixed. I have read through the posts and I’m still not able to uninstall Open Office. When I try to uninstall I get the Wizard that says exit open office and the Quickstarter. I see the shortcut in the tool bar and right click but there is no option to exit quick starter. When I open the task manager there are no files called soffice.bin or soffice.exe. These files do appear when the program is running. When I stop them the program shuts down and then I have the same uninstall program. I tried renaming those files then uninstalling but that didn’t work either. I had the 3.2 on Vista and it uninstalled no problem but I just can’t get it off windows 7. Is there a way to uninstall this program?
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Re: How do I uninstall Open office 3.2 from windows 7

Postby thomasjk » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:06 pm

Try the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/02/2 ... n-failure/
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Re: How do I uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.2 from Windows 7

Postby assbutt » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:32 pm

If there's no soffice or swriter process to kill, the installer is just messed up.

Try uninstalling the old version before installing a new one.

When I did Uninstall from Add/Remove Programs, it said OO or the quickstarter was running, but they weren't. There may be a bug in the installer for 64-bit Windows 7.

Instead I did Change and the Repair radio button, then Change and the Remove radio button. This successfully removed OO when the Add/Remove Programs "Remove" button didn't.
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