After installing the suite of Office apps on your Windows 10 installation, you may have a lot of reasons to uninstall the apps. Perhaps, you’re trying to free up a license of Office 365 (or Office 2019/2016) for another computer, things may not be working correctly and you’re trying to reinstall the software to fix any issues, you just don’t like the product and you want to downgrade to a previous version, or you want to uninstall it forever. For whatever the reason there might be, there are a couple of ways to uninstall Microsoft Office from your computer.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly uninstall Office from your Windows 10 installation, including Office 365, Office 2019, and Office 2016.
- How to uninstall Office from Windows 10 using Settings
- How to completely uninstall Office using the easy fix tool
How to uninstall Office from Windows 10 using Settings
Click on Apps & features.
Select Microsoft Office 365 or the name of the suite you purchased like Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
Click Uninstall again.
Follow the on-screen directions to complete the task.
Alternatively, and on previous version of the operating system, you can open Control Panel and uninstall the suite from Programs and Features.
How to completely uninstall Office using the easy fix tool
Microsoft provides an easy fix tool to help you quickly uninstall Office 365, Office 2016 or 2013 completely from your PC.
Using your web browser, download the Office easy fix tool.
Double-click to launch the tool.
Click the Next button.
Click Yes to completely uninstall the suite of Office apps from your PC.
Office should be completely gone from your Windows 10 PC, and now you can move on or reinstall Office 365 from your Office online account or manually using the standalone installation for Office 2016.
It’s worth pointing out that you can’t uninstall individual apps anymore, such as Word or Excel, using Office 365. However, you can still remove individual apps when you purchase the standalone version of the suite.
Was there a particular reason you needed to uninstall Microsoft Office? Tell us in the comments below.
Update December 17, 2018: This guide was originally published on November 2016, and it’s been updated to reflect the changes since then.