Office Uninstall from a PC for Office 365 products

Office Uninstall from a PC for Office 365 products

Uninstall Office from a PC  More Info

The following steps describe how to uninstall Office products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). To uninstall Office 2011 or 2016 for Mac, see Uninstall Office 2016 for Mac or Uninstall Office 2011 for Mac.

Uninstalling Office only removes the Office applications from your computer, it doesn't remove any files, documents, or workbooks you created using the Office apps.

Try uninstalling Office using the Control Panel first. If that doesn't work use the easy fix tool or try uninstalling Office manually.

Note: You can't uninstall an individual app such as Word or Publisher that's included as part of your Office Suite installation. The only way to uninstall an individual app is if you purchased it as a stand-alone version.

If you have an Office 365 subscription, you probably have the latest version of Office installed. However, if you're not sure if you have Office 2016 or Office 2013 installed as part of your subscription, see What version of Office am I using?

Option 1 - Uninstall Office 2016 using the Control Panel

Choose your operating system below to see the steps for uninstalling Office from the Control Panel.

Windows 10

  1. On the Start Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 menu, enter Control Panel in the search box and select Control Panel from the results.

  2. Select Programs > Programs and Features, then right-click your Microsoft Office product, and choose Uninstall.

    Note: If you installed an Office suite such as Office Home and Student or you have an Office subscription, search for the suite name. If you bought an individual Office application, such as Word or Visio, search for the application name.

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To reinstall Office 365 or Office 2016, follow the steps in Download and install or reinstall Office on your PC or Mac.

To reinstall Office 2013, see Download and install or reinstall Office 2013 on a PC.

Option 2 - Completely uninstall Office 2016 with the easy fix tool

  1. Click this easy fix button to uninstall Office.

    Easy fix download button indicating an automated fix is available

  2. For the remaining steps showing how to save and use the easy fix, select your browser from the drop-down list below:


    1. In the lower-lower left corner select the o15CTRRemove file and from the drop down, select Show in folder.

      From the dropdown, select Show in folder

      Double-click the download, o15CTRRemove to run the easy fix tool.

    2. The Uninstall Microsoft Office wizard launches. Select Next and follow the prompts.

    3. When you see the Uninstallation successful screen, follow the prompt to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Select Next.

    4. Restart your computer and then try installing Office again.

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