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05-Apr-2007, 04:25 PM #1
Solved: Remove "activation assistant for the 2007 microsoft office suites"
My new laptop originally came with a trial for the 2007... I uninstalled that, and have been trying to uninstall the program listed as "activation assistant for the 2007 microsoft office suites" under the Add/Remove Programs option in Vista. However whenever i select the uninstall button I get an error saying "Microsoft Office 2007 must be installed before Microsoft Activation Assistant can be installed."

Anyone had a similar problem with a solution?
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05-Apr-2007, 05:29 PM #2
Can you restore your trial version, then try uninstalling the activation assistant before uninstalling the main package?
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05-Apr-2007, 06:23 PM #3
I had originally tried doing that, because it was first in the uninstall list.... so then I uninstalled the trial, thinking maybe now it would uninstall. But it still didn't.
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06-Apr-2007, 10:38 AM #4
I have the exact same issue on my new HP laptop, I removed the trial, and get the same error when I go to remove this. I'm going to manually remove it when I get around to it.
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06-Apr-2007, 08:26 PM #5
Well... I spent a lot of time trying to set up a dual boot... and mistakenly formatted the Vista partition... JEEZ>.. good thing I had all my data backed up... anyways, when I reinstalled Vista using the HP System Restore Disk, all the trials and junk came back again. This time, I made it the first thing to get rid of and it WORKED!!!... miraculously it uninstalled, so I guess that's that....
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06-Apr-2007, 11:05 PM #6
Maybe the trick is to uninstall it before it's expired. I have the OEM install cds, as a system builder/reseller, I looked at the disks this afternoon after reading this post and there's nothing on them to uninstall.
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07-Apr-2007, 08:43 PM #7
Well, I'm not about to reformat my Vista laptop to see if that works, got too much time invested in customizing it.
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30-Aug-2008, 03:16 PM #8
Uninstall Activation for MS Office 2007
Found a cure! I download System Mechanic trial version, activated Incinerator (by accident), then uninstalled Activation for MS Office 2007! I don't really like to have Incinerator on my Desktop, so then I deactivated it!
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