Sunday, 9 February 2014
removing the Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility component can be a long scream
"Unable to install because you have Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility component installed"
Really? I wonder what that is?
I hunted through the Uninstall programs part of control panel for the mystical beast.
Maybe a reboot?
Oh, here we go, some technical articles about how to hack the registry to remove a certain key. This doesn't seem like a particularly on-piste method.
Another search and I found the name of the file that contains the "Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility component"
c2rint.msi (How silly of me not to have realised)
Now, do I have it on my computer?
Yes, there it is. Now, not to delete it- I'll have to uninstall it.
Right click it, find the 'Uninstall' option and run it.
Sure, enough, it worked, and the "Office 15 Click-to-Run Extensibility component" uninstalled itself.
Now to try re-installing the new thing and this time it worked.
Then Microsoft Office said it had detected an error. Would I like it fixed automatically?
Huh? Yes, please
So I clicked the little repair button and it whirred away.
Then I noticed the Outlook and Word icons had disappeared from the taskline.
Then I noticed that the 'Repair' had deleted my entire MS Office setup.
That's when I particularly thought of the long scream.
Time to go for a bicycle ride.