Uninstall Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 365 from a PC

The following steps describe how to uninstall Office 2016 or 2013 products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). To uninstall Office 2011 or 2016 for Mac, see the section Uninstall Office on a Mac or older versions of Office.

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

Important: 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.

Option 1 - Uninstall Office using the Control Panel

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

  1. Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and choose Control Panel.

    Options and commands list see after pressing Windows logo key + X
  2. Select Programs and Features, then right-click your Microsoft Office product, and choose Uninstall.

    Note: If you bought a suite like Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, search for the suite name. If you bought an individual Office application like Microsoft Word, search for the application name.

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To reinstall Office, see the section Reinstall Office below.

  1. Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and choose Control Panel.

    Options and commands list see after pressing Windows logo key + X
  2. Select Programs and Features, then right-click your Microsoft Office product, and choose Uninstall.

    Note: If you bought a suite like Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, search for the suite name. If you bought an individual Office application like Microsoft Word, search for the application name.

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To reinstall Office, see the section Reinstall Office below.

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.

  2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.

  3. Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

    Note: If you bought a suite like Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, search for the suite name. If you bought an individual Office application like Microsoft Word, search for the application name.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To reinstall Office, see the section Reinstall Office below.

Option 2 - Completely uninstall Office 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. Select your browser from the drop-down list to see the remaining steps.

    At the bottom of the browser window, select Open to open the O15CTRRemove.diagcab file.

    Select Open to open the O15CTRRemove.diagcab easy fix tool

    If the file doesn’t open automatically, choose Save > Open Folder, and then double-click the file (it should start with "O15CTRRemove") to run the easy fix tool.

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

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

    3. After restarting your computer, you can try installing Office again.

    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.

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

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

    3. After restarting your computer, you can try installing Office again.

    Select Save File, and then OK.

    Save O15CTRRemove.diagcab file in Firefox

    In the upper-right browser window, select Show all downloads. In the Library, select Downloads > O15CTRRemove.digicab, and then select the folder icon. Double-click the O15CTRRemove.digicab.

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

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

    3. After restarting your computer, you can try installing Office again.

  3. To reinstall Office, see Install Office on your PC or Mac and follow the steps for your Office plan.

Option 3 - Uninstall Office manually

If the easy fix tool doesn't completely uninstall Office from your PC, you can manually uninstall Office. Select the version you want to uninstall.

Reinstall Office

To reinstall Office, see Install Office on your PC or Mac and follow the steps for your Office plan.

Uninstall Office on a Mac or older versions of Office

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