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

Do you need to remove the Microsoft 365 apps or an older version of Office? Here are two ways to complete this task on Windows 10.

Microsoft Office new apps icons
Microsoft Office new apps icons
  • To uninstall Microsoft 365 (Office) from Windows 10, open Settings > Apps & features, select “Microsoft 365” or the version you have, and click “Uninstall” and “Uninstall” again.
  • Alternatively, you can use the “Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant” tool to remove the Office apps from Windows 10 completely, including any leftover settings and files.

UPDATED 12/7/2023: After installing the Microsoft Office apps on Windows 10, you may have many reasons to uninstall them. Perhaps you have to free up a Microsoft 365 license (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 because you plan to install other apps like LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Or you want to uninstall it permanently.

Regardless of the reason, on Windows 10, you have a couple of ways to uninstall the Microsoft 365 apps or older versions of Office from your computer.

In this guide, I’ll teach you the steps to uninstall Office from your Windows 10 installation, including the Microsoft 365 apps, 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.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. 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.”

  5. Click the Uninstall button.

  6. Click the Uninstall button again.

    Uninstall Office using the Settings app on Windows 10

  7. Continue with the on-screen directions.

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

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

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 or the Microsoft 365 suite 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 the Microsoft 365 (Office) apps.

  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 Microsoft 365 apps or Office 2021, 2019, or 2016 will no longer be available on Windows 10.

If you plan to reinstall the apps, you can download the installation files from your Microsoft account, more specifically from the “Services & subscriptions” page.

Update December 7, 2023: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect that the Office apps are now referred to as Microsoft 365 apps.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].