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Standard User koru
(experienced) Sat 10-Sep-11 15:17:58
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About six months ago I decided to install Office 2011 and cease using Office 2004. I just noticed that Office 2004 is still installed, so I wanted to uninstall it, as I no longer use it and it won't even work when I eventually get round to upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion. I tried using the uninstall program, but this tells me that I cannot uninstall as this can only be done by the same user who originally installed. This is puzzling, because I am virtually certain that I'm using the same user as when I originally installed Office 2004.

I realise that I could try to manually uninstall by deleting all the relevant files scattered over my hard drive, but this is pretty messy and I am worried about missing something or inadvertently deleting a file that is still needed by Office 2011. I am therefore wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to persuade the Microsoft uninstaller that I do have relevant privileges.

If I do Get Info for the Microsoft office 2004 folder in applications, the Sharing & Permissions section says that I have custom access and it says that I have Read & Write privileges. I normally log in as a user that does not have admin rights, but I also tried logging in as the admin user, but this is also not permitted to uninstall.
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(Unregistered)Sat 10-Sep-11 15:23:14
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About six months ago I decided to install Office 2011 and cease using Office 2004. I just noticed that Office 2004 is still installed, so I wanted to uninstall it, as I no longer use it and it won't even work when I eventually get round to upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion. I tried using the uninstall program, but this tells me that I cannot uninstall as this can only be done by the same user who originally installed. This is puzzling, because I am virtually certain that I'm using the same user as when I originally installed Office 2004.

I would not try uninstalling it that way. Go to the CONTROL panel and select PROGRAMS and Find Office 2004 and try deleting it from there
I realise that I could try to manually uninstall by deleting all the relevant files scattered over my hard drive, but this is pretty messy and I am worried about missing something or inadvertently deleting a file that is still needed by Office 2011. I am therefore wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to persuade the Microsoft uninstaller that I do have relevant privileges.

If I do Get Info for the Microsoft office 2004 folder in applications, the Sharing & Permissions section says that I have custom access and it says that I have Read & Write privileges. I normally log in as a user that does not have admin rights, but I also tried logging in as the admin user, but this is also not permitted to uninstall.
Standard User koru
(experienced) Sat 10-Sep-11 15:50:38
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Thanks, but Apple Macs don't have control panel.

However, I have worked out the solution to my problem. I originally installed the software on my old iMac, and even though I transferred this and the user to my new iMac, the user obviously doesn't count as being the same user. So, I connected my new iMac to my old iMac, then used the uninstaller from the old iMac to uninstall the software on my new Mac.


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Standard User stniuk
(committed) Sat 10-Sep-11 17:24:37
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Neat smile
Standard User lenaspell
(committed) Sat 10-Sep-11 19:20:35
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Thanks, but Apple Macs don't have control panel.

However, I have worked out the solution to my problem. I originally installed the software on my old iMac, and even though I transferred this and the user to my new iMac, the user obviously doesn't count as being the same user. So, I connected my new iMac to my old iMac, then used the uninstaller from the old iMac to uninstall the software on my new Mac.


Blimey - what a pain. I will bear in mind if I need to uninstall on my iMac as I think I originally loaded mine onto my old iBookG4 and it has been migrated twice. But until I decide to move to Lion I will leave well alone. smile

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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Sat 10-Sep-11 23:32:55
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Now this is the sort of thing that makes me worry about moving to Lion - the MBP I use most is about 2 months younger than my first one BUT everything on MBP #1 was brought over to MBP #2 so , in fact MS Office 2008 was installed on MBP #1.

It's the importing of MS Office that concerns me - I need to carry on using it [ and Quicken which is no longer available for Macs , but I still use it ]

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 11-Sep-11 10:24:38
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It's the importing of MS Office that concerns me - I need to carry on using it [ and Quicken which is no longer available for Macs , but I still use it ]


I think Quicken is Intel, but I'm not sure - but I'm certain Office 2008 is PPC, so you'll need to upgrade to Office 2011 before you go to Lion.

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Standard User DRW
(committed) Sun 11-Sep-11 11:24:40
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MS Office 2008 runs under Lion on my machines
Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Sun 11-Sep-11 12:04:15
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Have you tried AppCleaner?

IIRC it is freeware... (I rarely pay for anything I don't have to!)

When I delete an App... it tells me that there are x amount of other files associated with the App and asks if I want to remove those too... (which I usually do)

Seems to work fine... but I can't guarantee that it will find files the M$ has hidden in dark recesses!?!

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 11-Sep-11 12:29:57
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In reply to a post by DRW:
MS Office 2008 runs under Lion on my machines


Ahh. it was 2004 that was PPC only, and 2008 is both PPC & Intel and 2011 is Intel only.

Apologies.

Useful info:
http://www.officeformachelp.com/2011/07/microsoft-an...

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