Uninstall Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 With Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Uninstall tool

Written By Sam on 13 May 2009
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If you are facing any issues after installing the Service pack 2 for Office 2007 then you can uninstall/remove office 2007 Service pack 2 without uninstalling Office 2007 totally with the help of Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Uninstall tool. The new command line tool, Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite (or simply called 2007 Office SP Uninstall Tool), which will allow users to remove Service Pack 2 for Office client products without uninstalling the entire Office suite.

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Office 2007 SP2 Uninstall tool will help you to remove the service pack release. This tool will remove all the patches that are given for a specific release. The 2007 Office SP Uninstall Tool removes only the client patches and not the server ones. It does not uninstall hotfixes or public updates. Moreover it cannot uninstall Service Pack 1.

Uninstalling/Removing Office 2007 Service Pack 2

The 2007 Office SP Uninstall Tool is contained in the Office2007SPUninstall.exe package. The tool is a single file named OARPMan.exe. After extracting the tool to a folder in your hard drive(say C:\oarpman_folder), run the tool from the command prompt as an administrator.

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Now navigate to the folder(C:\oarpman_folder in our case) where OARPMan.exe was installed and run the tool with /report option as “OARPMan.exe /report” to get the release designation that needs to be removed(It looks something like O12SP2). Now type “oarpman.exe /remove O12SP2” to remove the release designation O12SP2. You can again type “OARPMan.exe /report” to verify that Office SP2 un-installation is successful.

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