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OFF2000: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office CD1 Files and Registry Entries


The information in this article applies to:
  • Microsoft Office 2000


SUMMARY

A utility that helps you completely remove Microsoft Office 2000 is available from Microsoft. The Office 2000 CD1 File and Registry Eraser Utility removes most of the files and Windows registry settings that remain on the computer after you remove Office. This utility is designed to be used on stand-alone computers or workstations. You should not use this utility to completely clean a working copy of Office from a computer. You should only run this utility after you run the Setup program for Office 2000 and click Remove Office.

When you expand the Eraser2k.exe package, the following four files are extracted:

   Eraser2000.exe
   Oclean9.dll
   Offcln9.exe
   Offcln9a.opc
   Offcln9b.opc
   Readme.txt    
For information about using the utility, read the Readme.txt file. NOTE: The Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser Utility is not recommended for use on Windows 2000 Terminal Server.


MORE INFORMATION

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Click the file name below to download the file:

Eraser2k.exe
For more information about how to download files from the Microsoft Download Center, please visit the Download Center at the following Web address
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp
and then click How to use the Microsoft Download Center.

Microsoft used the most current virus detection software available on the date of posting to scan this file for viruses. Once posted, the file is housed on secure servers that prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.



The Eraser2k.exe file can also be downloaded from the Microsoft FTP Server at the following location:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/softlib/mslfiles

Updates

The following updates have been made to the Office 2000 File and Registry Eraser Utility:
  • Version 2.1 dated March 9, 2000:

    MAPI Repair Tool not removed, including the files and registry keys for the Fixmapi.exe and Mapistub.dll files.

  • Version 2.0 dated February 3, 2000:

    Detection of the operating system for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT, and Microsoft Window 2000. Running Windows 2000, many shared system components are not removed, such as MDAC and the Windows Installer program.

Additional query words: OFF2000 Eraser2000 cleaner erase eraser2k eraser 2000 erace erase2000

Keywords : kbfile kbsetup kbtool kbdta
Version : WINDOWS:2000
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbvcSearch


Last Reviewed: June 13, 2000
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Article ID: Q239938

Last Reviewed:
June 13, 2000

Provided by Microsoft Product Support Services.


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