How to fully uninstall Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

Microsoft Teams may try to reinstall again even after it was uninstalled. If this happens to you, use these steps to remove it permanently.

Microsoft Teams uninstall process
Microsoft Teams uninstall process

Although Microsoft Teams is a great productivity program, there’s one problem. If you decide to uninstall the app from Windows 10, it’ll keep reinstalling automatically after restarting your device.

The behavior is odd, but it has to do with the initial installation design. When you install Teams for the first time, the app may also install the “Teams Machine-Wide Installer,” which won’t be removed if you uninstall the app.

This means that to permanently remove Microsoft Teams, you also have to uninstall the Teams Machine-Wide Installer.

In this guide, you’ll learn the proper steps to uninstall Microsoft Teams from Windows 10.

How to uninstall Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

To permanently remove Microsoft Teams on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Under the “Apps & features” section, select the Microsoft Teams item.

  5. Click the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall Microsoft Teams using Settings
    Uninstall Microsoft Teams using Settings
  6. Click the Uninstall button again.

  7. Under the “Apps & features” section, select the Teams Machine-Wide Installer item.

  8. Click the Uninstall button.

  9. Click the Uninstall button again.

Once you complete the steps, Teams should no longer reinstall automatically.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].