Notes on upgrading to Office 2010

Posted 04 June 2010, 17:22 | by | | Perma-link

This is one of those "20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing" posts.

The basic issue is that Visio and Project aren't really part of Office, and should probably be uninstalled before you upgrade the main Office Suite - don't rely on their installers to properly clean them out.

I didn't do this, and had the following symptoms floating around:

Visio 2007 and Project 2007 were both still listed in my All Programs menu, with a tool tip "Installs on first use".

I imagine that at somepoint after upgrading Visio 2007 to 2010, I typed Visio<enter> into my start menu, and Visio 2007 reinstalled itself. I then opened Visio 2010, and that reconfigured itself through an installer. I uninstalled Visio 2007 again from the "Programs and Features" control panel, deleted the links, and the files in C:\Windows\Installers\ that they were pointing at.

I thought I was happy - turns out I was wrong. I was working in SharePoint, and getting these odd javascript library not registered errors:

Message: Library not registered.
Line: 1935
Char: 4
Code: 0
URI: http://server/_layouts/1033/init.js?rev=ck%2BHdHQ8ABQHif7kr%2Bj7iQ%3D%3D

Running the Repair tool (Programs and Features, Office 2010, Change and select "Repair") and restarting my machine seems to have fixed the issue nicely.

I hope this helps somebody else, and saves them the hour or so of confusion it's caused me.

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