27 August, 2012

Your beta software has expired. Use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel to remove the beta software from your computer

Problem Description:
When you try to start a Microsoft Office 2010 application, you receive the following message:
Your beta software has expired. Use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel to remove the beta software from your computer.

Probable cause:
This issue occurs because the beta version of the Office 2010 application that you are using has expired. The beta 1 and beta 2 versions of the Office 2010 applications expire on the following dates:
• 2010 Microsoft Office Beta 1: October 31, 2010 
• 2010 Microsoft Office Beta 2: November 1, 2010 

Resolution:
To resolve this issue, follow these steps to uninstall the beta Office 2010 versions from your computer before installing the release version:

For Windows 7, Windows Vista (with Service Pack 1) and Windows Server 2008:
1.  Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 
2.  Click Programs and select Programs and Features. 
3.  In the Currently installed programs list, select the beta (1 or 2) version of the Office 2010 application installed on the computer, and then click Uninstall. 
4.  When you are prompted, click yes to remove the program. 
5.  Restart the computer if you are prompted. 

For Windows XP (with Service Pack 3) and Windows Server 2003 R2:
1.  Click Start, and then click control panel. 
2.  Double-click Add or Remove Programs. 
3.  In the Currently installed programs list, select the beta (1 or 2) version of the Office 2010 application installed on the computer, and then click Remove. 
4.  When you are prompted, click yes to remove the program. 
5.  Restart the computer if you are prompted. 

When all beta versions are uninstalled, install the release version of Office 2010. For more information, visit the following Microsoft website: http://office.microsoft.com

3 comments:

  1. Great blog! Thanks for sharing this info. very useful!

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    1. Hi amol i got same issue beta software has expired but i do not seee any beta 1 or 2 in programs and features section .. coul dyou please help me out !

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