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Uninstall Snafu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mardigrasvet, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. mardigrasvet

    mardigrasvet Thread Starter

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    i was cleaning up my computer hard drive and uninstalled some programs that were not used since 2005. at least that is what i thought. now, excel and microsoft word are gone. i went into restore and tried to restore microsoft xp office, but the computer tells me to insert the disk. i do not have the disk. any other options? thanks
     
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    ...or you could use google docs :)
     
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    eugene:

    welcome to tsg. While I presume that your intentions were good in your original post, I've edited it to not include torrent usage, as that is agains the forum rules. May want to browse pass that area.

    Thanks,

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  5. ~Candy~

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    Even if it came preinstalled on your computer, I would think you should have the install disks somewhere.
     
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    Sorry, will be careful next time :)
     
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    no worries.....you'd be surprised at the amount of people that miss those on the way in.....:)
     
  8. mardigrasvet

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    thanks for all the tips. i did find some disks which explain what is on them and none explicitly refer to Microsoft Word or Excel. One disk says its contents include the following: antivius software, support software, multimedia software, internet software. do you think this is the right disk to re-install word and excel? and will the disk prompt me to choose what i want or will it go crazy on me and start erasing my files to install these programs?
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Wrong disk. The disk should be labeled pre-installed software, or Microsoft.

    Did you pay for these programs? Sometimes they put trial versions on computers, and you have 90 days to buy it.
     
  10. mardigrasvet

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    i found a disk that says contents:

    antivirus software
    support software
    multimedia software
    internet software

    perhaps multimedia is the one?

    also found a disk for microsoft office 2000 professional that says it is designed for windows nt and windows 98. i have windows xp. can i install this anyway?

    thanks for all your help.
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    No, it wouldn't be under multimedia.



    Is that the version of Office you had installed? I believe it should work with XP.
     
  12. mardigrasvet

    mardigrasvet Thread Starter

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    thanks for all your help. the 2000 disks were installed without any problems and they work with xp.

    cheers!

    tom
     
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    Good to hear. You can mark the thread solved right above your first post.
     
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