More Microsoft Office Accounting Woes
So, it turns out if you uninstall the express edition and install professional, your professional will still be express….
To avoid the issue, after the uninstall you must manually delete %allusersprofile%Application DataMicrosoftOffice Accountingx.0pa.dat where x is a 3 or 4 depending on your version.
Maybe I should have actually trusted an “upgrade” installation although at this point I’m not certain it was ever an option…
I also deleted a few other things left behind that didn’t seem of any consequence, but I still find it funny that once loading up my company file I was still in report view, (which btw looked funny and broken, somehow) so I’m sure there were plenty of other things I missed in my manual delete hunt.
Imagine that, an app uninstall so half-ass it leaves bits and pieces behind to screw with you in the future. It’s such an old problem you have to wonder if they do it intentionally, but why? I can see a certain usefulness in some situations but mostly it just creates trouble.