Monday, September 25, 2006

But Not Forgotten

I have re-booted, Just To Be Safe™, and note with passing interest that the feedback buttons which I installed after the Office2007 installation are still in place.

Now I'm puzzled. Are these part of Office 2007 and should have been disappeared, or are they across-the-board Microsoft devices.?

If the former, why are they still here?

If the latter, how will Microsoft know which version of a product a typical end-user is discussing? I bet 95% of users don not know about Help, About.

Perhaps I should send negative feedback about this issue ……

No wait! There's More!!

The Office12 files are not completely removed. I chose a non-standard folder name for installation, but did not fudge the installation in any way. Tonight while inspecting XLStart locations I noticed the Office12 folder remains in place with a multitude of DLLs, to name but thirty.


Hah! You didn't expect this.

Neither did I.

As I type up this blog entry in Word2000, Add/remove programs is freeing up space on my hard drive. How much space? About as much as is/was occupied by Office2007 Beta Two Technical Refresh and its sluggish re-configuration every other time I try to run one of the products Word, Excel or Access.

Remember that I am continuing to work in 2000 while using 2007, so every time either one of them discovers that the other one has been in the sand pit, they re-configure themselves - a frantic game of King Of The Mountain, on my computer, on my time.

I will spend the rest of the day without Office2007.

Tomorrow I will attempt to reinstall the original Beta from last may. It was not so sluggish in reconfiguring after someone else had been used.


This is strange. Office2007 is now Gone.

I double-click on an Excel file in Windows Explorer, and am prompted for a CD. The Office 2007 Beta TTR un-install seems to have been a tad over-zealous in removing CAB files. No matter, I whip out the Office 2003 CD as requested and we will be up and running in no time at all.

Which we are, but in Excel 2000, rather than Excel 2003, which I had half-expected.

Very strange!