How to uninstall Microsoft 365 or Office 2021, 2019 on Windows 10

Whatever the reason, here are the easy steps to remove Microsoft Office from Windows 10.

Microsoft Office new apps icons
Microsoft Office new apps icons

After installing the Microsoft Office apps on Windows 10, you may have many reasons to uninstall them. Perhaps, you have to free up a license of Office from Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Office 2021, Office 2019, or Office 2016 for another computer. The apps are not working correctly, and you want to reinstall the software to fix the problem. You do not want to use the product anymore and prefer to downgrade to a previous version or permanently uninstall it.

Regardless of the reason, on Windows 10, you have a couple of ways to uninstall Microsoft Office from your device.

This guide will teach you the steps to uninstall Office from your Windows 10 installation, including Office from Microsoft 365, Office 2021, Office 2019, and Office 2016.

Uninstall Office from Windows 10 using Settings

To uninstall Microsoft Office from Windows 10 with Settings, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Apps & features.

  3. Select the Microsoft Office 365 installation or the name of the suite you purchased, like “Microsoft Office 365 Home,” “Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021,” or “Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019.”

  4. Click the Uninstall button.

  5. Click the Uninstall button again.

    Uninstall Office using the Settings app on Windows 10

  6. Continue with the on-screen directions.

Once you complete the steps, the Office apps will remove from your Windows 10 installation.

Alternatively, and on previous versions of the operating system, you can open Control Panel and uninstall the suite from the “Programs and Features” page.

Completely uninstall Office using Recovery Assistant

Microsoft provides an easy fix tool to help you quickly uninstall Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Office 2021, 2019, 2016, or 2013 entirely from your computer.

To use the “Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant” tool to remove Office from Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Download Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool

  2. Double-click the file to launch the uninstaller.

  3. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft app security warning

  4. Click the Agree button to confirm the terms.

  5. Select the version of Office to remove from Windows 10.

    Select Microsoft 365 Office to uninstall

  6. Click the Next button.

  7. Check the option to confirm that you have saved your work.

    Confirm Microsoft 365 uninstall

  8. Click the Next button to uninstall Microsoft 365 Office.

  9. Click the Restart button.

  10. Click the No button.

  11. Submit the required survey to complete the process.

After you complete the steps, the Office apps available with your Microsoft 365 subscription will no longer be available on Windows 10.

Microsoft Office should be completely gone from Windows 10, and now you can move on or reinstall Office 365 from your Office online account or manually use the standalone installation for Office 2021.

You cannot uninstall individual apps anymore, such as Word or Excel, using Microsoft 365 (Office 365). However, you can still remove individual apps when you purchase the standalone version of the suite.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.