Deactivate an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University install

If you run out of Office 365 installs, you can deactivate one so you can install Office on a different PC, Mac, or tablet.

Note   If you’ve shared your Office 365 Home subscription, you can deactivate installs for anyone using your subscription. Deactivating someone’s install isn’t the same as removing that person from your subscription. If you want to completely remove someone from your subscription, you can.

Deactivate an install

On your My Account page, choose Install.

Screen shot of the My Account page with the "Install" button selected.

On the Install page, choose Deactivate Install next to the name of the computer or tablet that has the install you want to remove.

Screen shot of the Install page with the "Deactivate Install" link selected.

After you deactivate an install, Office will run in read-only mode on that computer or tablet. That means you’ll be able to view and print documents but you won’t be able to edit them or create new ones.

If you want to completely remove Office, you can.

Uninstall Office from a PC or Windows tablet

Uninstall Office from a Mac

Applies To: Access 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, Publisher 2013, Word 2013, Office 2013, OneNote 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Word for Mac 2011

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