Uninstall Office from a PC

The following steps describe how to uninstall Office products on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1). For Mac, see Uninstall Office 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 of your version see What version of Office am I using?

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. 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 newer versions of Office, 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.

  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 newer versions of Office, 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.

  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 newer versions of Office, 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 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. Restart your computer and then 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. Restart your computer and then 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. Restart your computer and then try installing Office again.

Install Office

To reinstall newer versions of Office, 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.

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 manually

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

Reinstall Office

To reinstall newer versions of Office, 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 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. 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 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. 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 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:

Install or remove individual Office program components

When you first try to use a feature that is not yet installed, Office usually installs the feature automatically.

If the feature that you want is not installed automatically or if you want to remove individual programs, do the following:

  1. Exit all programs.

  2. In Microsoft Windows, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista     Click Programs, and then click Programs and Features. Click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

      Note: In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features. Click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

    • Microsoft Windows XP    Click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Change or Remove Programs. Click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

      Note: In Classic view, double-click Add or Remove Programs, click the name of the Microsoft Office suite or program you want to change, and then click Change.

  4. In the Office Setup dialog box, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.

  5. Click the custom installation options that you want:

    • Click a plus sign (+) to expand a folder and see more features.

    • The symbol next to each feature indicates how that feature will be installed by default. You can change how the feature will be installed by clicking its symbol, and then selecting another symbol from the list that appears. The symbols and their meanings are as follows:

      Run from my computer  Run from My Computer     The feature will be installed and stored on your hard disk when you complete Setup. Subfeatures won't be installed and stored on your hard disk.

      Run from my computer  Run all from My Computer     The feature and all of its subfeatures will be installed and stored on your hard disk when you complete Setup.

      Installed on first use  Installed on First Use     The feature will be installed on your hard disk when you use the feature for the first time. At that time, you may need access to the CD or network server that you originally installed from. This option may not be available for all features.

      Not Available  Not Available     The feature won't be installed because it is not available.

    • If a feature has sub-features, a symbol with a white background indicates that the feature and all of its sub-features have the same installation method. A symbol with a gray background indicates that the feature and its sub-features have a combination of installation methods.

    • You can also use the keyboard to browse through features and change feature options. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select features. Use the RIGHT ARROW key to expand a feature that contains one or more sub-features. Use the LEFT ARROW key to collapse an expanded feature. When you have selected the feature that you want to change, press SPACEBAR to display the menu of setup choices. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select the setup option that you want, and then press ENTER.

  6. When you are done choosing the custom installation options that you want, do one of the following:

    • Click Upgrade. This button appears if Setup detects an earlier version of the same Office program on your computer.

    • Click Install Now. This button appears if Setup does not detect an earlier version of the same Office program on your computer.

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.

  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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