Install of Office 2013 (customised with OCT) x64 uninstall previous Versions x86

the title sais it all...

How to do this? it tells me the x86 version has to be unistalled before, but isn't there a routine in the custom-tool that just does that?

How to catch this in a step within PDQ?






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  • I actually just finished up my package today. Going from Office 2010 x32 to Office 2016 x64. I have a 21-step process that I'm sure can be condensed but haven't had a chance to do it just yet.


    Step 1- Message (Tells users to save progress and close all office applications)

    Step 2-3 - File Copy a silent uninstall XML for Office Suite, Project Std, and Visio:

    <Configuration Product="PRODUCT ID HERE, Office 2010 Pro is ProPlus">
    <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
    <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="NEVER" />

    Steps 5-17 are Kill CMD's to kill off all office products that remain open:

    taskkill /f /im "Process ID".exe (Outlook.exe, winword.exe, etc)

    Steps 18-20 are the uninstalls that target the XML that was copied to the local PC

    IF EXIST "%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" (
    "%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe"/uninstall PROPLUS /dll OSETUP.DLL /config proplus\uninstall.XML
    ) ELSE (
    echo "Office 2010 Not Found"

    Step 21 - Install x64 Office of your choice. Make sure to test the OCT installer outside of PDQ, mine had issues, once I ironed it out PDQ went through no issues.


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