Removing Office

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

Here are the easy steps to get rid of Microsoft Office from Windows 10 if you don't like the product or have issues, and you need to reinstall it.

Microsoft Office apps installation

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

Whatever the reason it might be, there are at least a couple of ways to uninstall Microsoft Office from your computer.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to quickly 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
    Uninstall Office using the Settings app on Windows 10
  6. Continue with the on-screen directions to complete the task.

Once you complete the steps, the Office apps will remove from the computer.

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 the suite of apps from your device, 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
    Microsoft app security warning
  4. Click the Agree button to confirm the terms.

  5. Select the version of Office you want to remove.

    Select Microsoft 365 Office to uninstall
    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
    Confirm Microsoft 365 uninstall
  8. Click the Next button to uninstall Microsoft 365 Office from the device.

  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 set of Office apps available with your Microsoft 365 subscription will no longer be available on the computer.

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.