Proper uninstall

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

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.