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11-23-2008 11:55 AM
After running the upgrade installation from an original cd for Office Home & Student 2007, I cannot remove the left-over Office 2003 Standard Edition files.
The error it gives:
"This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."
11-24-2008 12:22 PM
You receive the "This patch package could not be opened" error message in an Office program:
Windows Expert - Consumer
11-26-2008 01:05 PM
Here's what I would do.
Harder way) Uninstall Office 2007 and is possible remove Office 2003 as well from you program list reboot and install a clean Office 2007 only fresh.
Before reinstalling Office 2007 from the disc, go to the Computer/C drive/Program Files/ and deleted the Microsoft Office folder.
If you can't do it in normal mode reboot and try in Safe Mode.
Easier way) Try a free uninstaller such as the folowing the remove Office 2003 from the list:
a) Revo Uninstaller (http://www.freeuninstaller.net/)
b) Microsoft Cleanup Utility(http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80
Be careful not to delete other programs.