# Why can't the pre-installed Office 97 of Windows Me be uninstalled when I install Office 2000?

Why can't the pre-installed Office 97 of Windows Me be uninstalled when I install Office 2000?

The pre-installed Office 97 of Windows Me cannot be uninstalled when you install Office 2000. This is also the case when you install Office 97 and Office 2000 to different folders.
To resolve the problem, you have to uninstall Office 97 before you install Office 2000.