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Removing Office

How to uninstall Office 365 or Office 2019/2016 on Windows 10

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

After installing the suite of Office apps on Windows 10, you may have a lot of reasons to uninstall them. Perhaps, you’re trying to free up a license of Office from Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Office 2019, or Office 2016 for another device, the apps are not be working correctly and you’re trying to reinstall the software to fix issues, you don’t like the product and you want to downgrade to a previous version, or you want to 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’ll learn the steps to quickly uninstall Office from your Windows 10 installation, including Office from Microsoft 365, 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.

  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,” 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 suite of Office app will be removed from your device.

Alternatively, and on previous version of the OS, you can open Control Panel and uninstall the suite from Programs and Features.

Completely uninstall Office using Recovery Assistant

Microsoft provides an easy fix tool to help you quickly uninstall Office 365, Office 2016 or 2013 completely 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’ve saved your work.

    Confirm Microsoft 365 uninstall
    Confirm Microsoft 365 uninstall
  8. Click the Next button to uninstall Microsoft 365 Office from your computer.

  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 your device.

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 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 Microsoft 365 (Office 365). However, you can still remove individual apps when you purchase the standalone version of the suite.