Uninstall Office from a PC

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.

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.

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.

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

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

  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 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.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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

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. 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.

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

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

    1. 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.diagcab, and then select the folder icon. Double-click the O15CTRRemove.diagcab.

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

Reinstall Office

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

Note: This easy fix won't work if you installed Office from the Windows Store. To uninstall Office in the Windows Store, go to Start > Settings > Apps & Features. Scroll through the list until you find Microsoft Office Desktop Apps. Select Uninstall.

Option 3 - Uninstall Office 2016 manually

If the easy fix tool doesn't completely uninstall Office from your PC, you can manually uninstall Office. See:

Reinstall Office

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

Option 1 - Uninstall Office 2013 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 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 2013, see Download and install or reinstall Office 2013 on a PC.

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

  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 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.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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

Option 2 - Completely uninstall Office 2013 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 how to save and then launch the file.

    1. At the bottom of the browser window, select Save.

      Select Save to open o15-ctrremove.diagcab easy fix
    2. In the next box that indicates o15-ctrremove.diagcab is finished downloading, click Open.

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

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

    1. 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.

    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.

    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.

    1. 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.diagcab, and then select the folder icon. Double-click the O15CTRRemove.diagcab.

    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.

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

Option 3 - Uninstall Office 2013 manually

If the easy fix tool doesn't completely uninstall Office from your PC, you can manually uninstall Office. See:

Reinstall Office

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

Option 1 - Uninstall Office 2010 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 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 2010, see Install Office 2010.

  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 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 2010, see Install Office 2010.

  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 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.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To reinstall Office 2010, see Install Office 2010.

  1. Open Programs and Features from the Control Panel.

  2. Locate the Microsoft Office entry in the list of currently installed programs.

  3. Select it, and then click Uninstall (or Remove in Windows XP).

  4. Repeat if you see multiple Office products in the list.

  5. Restart your computer.

To reinstall Office 2007, see Install Office 2007.

Option 2 - Completely uninstall Office 2010 with the easy fix tool

Note: This easy fix tool only works if you're running Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 10. If you have an older operating system (such as Windows Vista or Windows XP which are no longer supported), uninstall Office from the control panel or uninstall it manually.

  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 how to save and then launch the file.

    1. At the bottom of the browser window, select Save.

      Select Save to open o15-ctrremove.diagcab easy fix
    2. In the next box that indicates o15-ctrremove.diagcab is finished downloading, click Open.

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

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

    1. 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.

    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.

    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.

    1. 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.diagcab, and then select the folder icon. Double-click the O15CTRRemove.diagcab.

    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.

To reinstall Office 2010, see Install Office 2010.

Option 3 - Uninstall Office 2010 manually

If the easy fix tool doesn't completely uninstall Office from your PC, you can manually uninstall Office. See:

Reinstall Office

To reinstall Office 2010, see Install Office 2010.

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 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 2007, see Install Office 2007.

  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 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 2007, see Install Office 2007.

  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 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.

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To reinstall Office 2007, see Install Office 2007.

  1. Open Programs and Features from the Control Panel.

  2. Locate the Microsoft Office entry in the list of currently installed programs.

  3. Select it, and then click Uninstall (or Remove in Windows XP).

  4. Repeat if you see multiple Office products in the list.

  5. Restart your computer.

To reinstall Office 2007, see Install Office 2007.

Option 2 - Uninstall Office 2007 automatically using easy fix tool

Note: This easy fix tool only works if you're running Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 10. If you have an older operating system (such as Windows Vista or Windows XP which are no longer supported), uninstall Office 2007 from the control panel or uninstall it manually.

  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 how to save and then launch the file.

    1. At the bottom of the browser window, select Save.

      Select Save to open o15-ctrremove.diagcab easy fix
    2. In the next box that indicates o15-ctrremove.diagcab is finished downloading, click Open.

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

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

    1. 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.

    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.

    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.

    1. 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.diagcab, and then select the folder icon. Double-click the O15CTRRemove.diagcab.

    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.

Option 3 - Uninstall Office 2007 manually

If the easy fix tool doesn't completely uninstall Office from your PC, you can manually uninstall Office. See:

Reinstall Office 2007

To reinstall Office 2007, see Install Office 2007.

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