Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
Microsoft Office 2010 does not support upgrading from a pre-release version of Microsoft Office 2010.  You must first uninstall any pre-release versions of Microsoft Office 2010 products and associated technologies.
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup.

 

My Office 2010 Beta wows

I had promised myself that I would never again touch a Microsoft Beta program for anything other than a virtual machine test environment. I promised this after the Internet Explorer 6 darkle (I still find beta versions popping up that cannot be uninstalled).

I promised myself after Vista Beta’s that required a full system install to live.

I promised myself after CRM 4 Beta’s that cost me hundreds of development hours…

And here I am again tackling another Beta stuff up with the RTM version of office 2010 upgrading from Beta public preview.

I just hope they got all of my :( (unhappy faces) from their send a smile tool. Anyway to fix this error…

Before I could install office 2010 RTM I needed to uninstall all previous versions of office. This surprisingly included an RTM version of Visio 2010. This has nothing to do with any beta programs and turned out the be the culprit in throwing the above error.

Once I removed all 2007 and all 2010 versions of office, including other RTM versions, I could proceed with install.

Go figure! 

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