When you try to remove a Microsoft Office 2003 service pack
or a pre-Service Pack 2
2007 Microsoft Office service pack from your computer,
and then you try to revert to your original installation of Office 2003 or your
original installation of 2007 Office, you cannot remove the service
For example, when you click Service Pack 1 for
in the Currently installed programs and
list of the Add or Remove Programs
box, the Remove
button does not appear. This behavior occurs
by design in Office 2003 service packs and 2007 Office service packs. If the
service pack was removed, your Office 2003 installation or 2007 Office
installation may be left in an unstable state.
To remove Office 2003
service packs or 2007 Office service packs from your computer, you must remove
all the Office 2003 programs or all the 2007 Office programs, and then
reinstall all the Office 2003 programs or all the 2007 Office programs from
your original Office 2003 CD-ROM or your original 2007 Office
To remove the Office 2003 programs or the 2007 Office programs
from your computer, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- In the Currently installed programs list,
click the Microsoft Office 2003 edition or the 2007 Microsoft Office suite that
you have installed, and then click Remove.
- Click Yes when you are prompted to remove
Office 2003 or 2007 Office from your computer.
If you have other Office 2003 programs or other 2007 Office
programs installed on your computer as stand-alone programs (not installed as
part of the Office 2003 edition or the 2007 Office suite), you may also have to
remove those programs.
Office service packs cannot be uninstalled. For SP2 for the 2007 Office Desktop
products, a uninstall command line tool lets users uninstall an
Office service pack release from a computer.
For more information, click the following
article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Office 2007 service pack uninstall tool
Although SP2 for the 2007 Office Desktop products
can be uninstalled, you cannot uninstall 2007 Office Servers Service Pack 2 for
Office server products. The main reason for this is that the installation of
2007 Office Server Service Pack 2 makes changes to back-end databases, and
those database changes are currently unable to be reverted. So, generally, the
service pack files themselves cannot be reverted. This keeps users from
getting into a bad state.
information Office 2003 service pack or a 2007 Microsoft Office service pack,
click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft
Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1
Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2
Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1
Description of 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) and of Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007 SP2