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Should I remove Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #93
United States Rank #78
Reach 4.4209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.22 days
714.47 days >
Average installed length: 375.40 days


12.0.6612.1000 88.87%
12.0.6425.1000 3.03%
12.0.6416.1000 0.00%
12.0.6215.1000 0.78%
12.0.4518.1014 7.32%

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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

What is Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007?

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services. Microsoft Office 2007 (Office 12.0) was released in 2007. Office 2007's new features include a new graphical user interface called the Fluent User Interface, replacing the menus and toolbars that have been the cornerstone of Office since its inception with a tabbed toolbar, known as the Ribbon; new XML-based file formats called Office Open XML. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 only contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.


The most used version is 12.0.6612.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is mspaint.exe. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 251.35 MB (263,564,181 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com
Help link: 12.0.6215.1000
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall HOMESTUDENTR /dll OSETUP.DLL
Estimated size: 251.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

Program executable:mspaint.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\mspaint.exe
Additional files:
  • PROFLWIZ.EXE - Microsoft Office Save My Settings/Profile Wizard
  • Oice.exe - Microsoft Office Isolated Converter Environment
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • ACCICONS.EXE - 2007 Microsoft Office system (2007 Microsoft Office component)
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • EXCEL.EXE - Microsoft Office Excel
  • excelcnv.exe
  • GrooveStdURLLauncher.exe - GrooveStdURLLauncher Utility
  • Moc.exe - Microsoft Open XML Converter
  • MSPUB.EXE - Microsoft Office Publisher
  • MSQRY32.EXE - Microsoft Query
  • ORGCHART.EXE - Organization Chart Add-in for Microsoft Office programs
  • POWERPNT.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • PPCNVCOM.EXE - PowerPoint XML-Binary File Format Converter
  • PPTVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer
  • VPREVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Visio Previewer
  • WINWORD.EXE - Microsoft Office Word
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • INFOPATH.EXE - Microsoft Office InfoPath (Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007)
  • CNFNOT32.EXE - Microsoft Office Outlook (Outlook Conflict Note)
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Object)
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • ONELEV.EXE - Microsoft Office OneNote (Microsoft Office OneNote Privilege Elevation)
  • ONENOTEM.EXE - Microsoft Office OneNote Quick Launcher
  • SCANOST.EXE - Microsoft Office Outlook OST Integrity Check
  • SCANPST.EXE - Microsoft Personal Folders Scan/Repair Utility
  • GROOVE.EXE - Microsoft Office Groove
  • GrooveMigrator.exe - Groove Migrator Utility
  • BCSSync.exe - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • FRONTPG.EXE - Microsoft Office 2003 (Microsoft Office FrontPage)
  • GrooveMonitor.exe - GrooveMonitor Utility
  • MSACCESS.EXE - Microsoft Access
  • MSIMPORT.EXE - Microsoft Office FrontPage Import Wizard
  • MSOSYNC.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Cache
  • MSOUC.EXE - Microsoft Office Upload Center
  • NAMECONTROLSERVER.EXE - Microsoft Office Contact Retriever
  • VTIDB.EXE - Microsoft Office FrontPage Database Interface Wizard
  • VTIDISC.EXE - Microsoft Office FrontPage Discussion Wizard
  • VTIFORM.EXE - Microsoft Office FrontPage Form Wizard
  • VTIPRES.EXE - Microsoft Office FrontPage Corporate Presence Wizard
  • GrooveAuditService.exe - Groove Audit Service
  • DRAT.EXE - Groove DRAT Utility
  • GrooveClean.exe - GrooveClean Utility
  • SELFCERT.EXE - SelfCert (Create a self-signed digital certificate)
  • IEContentService.exe
  • misc.exe
  • MSE7.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINWORD.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{5983F4DC-5421-41A5-B761-3896EAB58128}'.
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D755A752-2736-437A-8856-96F70114AD2C}' (runs on registration).
  • MSACCESS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{2F384E1C-4F43-46F4-9A7E-D1445C505480}'.
  • EXCEL.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{876EE9DB-0F5A-482E-8AC6-22E3105FE09E}' (runs on registration).
  • MSOO.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF4FBCA5-2C7A-4F7C-AB99-30BBAAC901EA}'.
2 Services
  • GrooveAuditService.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service' (Microsoft Office Groove Audit Service).
  • GROOVE.EXE runs as a service named 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Audit Service'.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • MSOSYNC.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'OfficeSyncProcess' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 2010\Office14\MSOSYNC.EXE".
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Microsoft Office Outlook' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT OFFICE\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • GrooveMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GrooveMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 07\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe".
  • BCSSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BCSSync' which loads as "C:\MS Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GROOVE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programe\Office 2007\Office12\GROOVE.EXE'.
  • ONENOTE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Outlook\Office12\ONENOTE.EXE'.
  • OUTLOOK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\12\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002742022%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010717%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016703%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:39.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0024487641%
Kernel CPU:0.00166166%
User CPU:0.00078710%
Memory:29.35 MB
Total CPU:0.2149500942%
Kernel CPU:0.05110667%
User CPU:0.16384343%
CPU cycles/sec:1,398,638
I/O reads/min:3.14 KB
I/O writes/min:1.28 KB

How do I remove Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.57%
Windows Vista 24.54%
Windows 10 17.12%
Windows XP 2.77%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.78%
Windows 10 Home 7.77%
Windows 8.1 4.82%
Windows 7 Professional 4.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.43%
  Germany 8.40%
  United Kingdom 6.58%
  Canada 4.06%
  France 3.91%
  Italy 2.09%
  Australia 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Spain 0.94%
  Poland 0.78%
  Brazil 0.71%
  DK 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.80%
Acer 22.79%
Dell 17.09%
Toshiba 14.28%
ASUS 3.69%
Medion 2.52%
Samsung 1.87%
Lenovo 1.46%
Gateway 0.78%
Intel 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.92%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.21%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.71%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.99%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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