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incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems
might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot
guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own
To manually remove these programs, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: On a Windows XP-based computer
Exit all programs.
Click Start, click Run,
type appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and
then click OK.
In the "Add or Remove Programs" window, click
Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, and then click
In the Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 Setup wizard, click
Remove, and then click Next.
Note By default, the Microsoft Office Accounting
2008 check box and the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
(MSSMLBIZ) check box are selected. This indicates that these programs will be removed.
Click Next, and then click
Click to select the Microsoft Office Small Business
Connectivity Components check box, and then click
Note If you use SQL Server 2005 for other programs,
do not perform steps 7
Click to select the Microsoft SQL Server Native
Client check box, and then click Remove.
Click to select the Microsoft SQL Server Setup
Support Files (English) check box, and then click
Click to select the Microsoft SQL Server VSS
Writer check box, and then click Remove.
Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared
Documents directory, and then delete the "Shared Companies" folder.
Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\User_name\My Documents directory, and then delete the
"Small Business Accounting" folder.
Repeat step 11 for each user name.
Note The "Small Business Accounting" folder may not exist.
Locate the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business
directory, and then delete the following folders:
Office Accounting 2008
Office Accounting 2008 Addins
Small Business Loader
Locate the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server directory,
and then locate the MSSQL.x folder. Then, use one of
the following procedures:
If you use SQL Server only for Accounting Professional 2008 or for Accounting Express 2008, right-click the Microsoft SQL Server folder, and then
If other programs use SQL Server, or if you
are not sure whether other programs use SQL Server,
you must delete the appropriate folder. To determine which folder must be
deleted, follow these steps:
Click Start, click
Run, type regedit in the
Open box, and then click OK.