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 apps.

Determine your installation type

The steps to uninstall Office depend on the type of installation you have. The most common installation types are Click-to-Run and Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI). The other type is an Office installation from the Microsoft Store app.

Open an Office app to check your installation type

Note: If you can't open an app to check your installation type, try the more common Click-to-Run or MSI uninstall steps first.

  1. Create or open an existing file and select File > Account (or it might say Office Account).

  2. Under Product information, find the About button and check for the following:

    Click-to-Run

    Screenshot showing version and build is Click-to-Run

    Click-to-Run installations have a Version and Build number, and include the phrase Click-to-Run.

    Follow the Click-to-Run or MSI steps below.

    MSI

    Screenshot of About Office button for an MSI installation. It doesn't include a version or build number

    An MSI installation doesn't have a Version or Build number.

    Follow the Click-to-Run or MSI steps below.

    Microsoft Store

    Screenshot showing version and build is Microsoft Store

    Microsoft Store installations have a Version and Build number, and include the phrase Microsoft Store.

    If you have this installation type, select the Microsoft Store tab.

If you have a Click-to-Run or an MSI installation, uninstall Office using the Control Panel or download the Easy Fix tool. If you're not able to uninstall Office using either of those options, then 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.

Option 1 - Uninstall Office from the Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel.

    How you open the Control Panel depends on your version of Windows.

    Note: If you installed the Office apps as part of a suite, such as Office Home and Student or Office 365, search for the suite name. However, if your installation is of an individual Office app only, such as Word or Visio, search by the app name.

    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.

    Windows 8.1 or 8

    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 Office product, and choose Uninstall.

    Windows 7

    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.

  2. Follow the prompts to complete the uninstall.

  3. To reinstall Office select the version you want to reinstall and follow those steps.

    Office 365 | Office 2019 | Office 2016 | Office 2013 | Office 2010 | Office 2007

Option 2 - Completely uninstall Office 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. Follow the steps for your operating system to save and use the easy fix tool.

    Edge or Internet Explorer

    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

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

    Chrome

    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.

    Firefox

    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.

  3. The Uninstall Microsoft 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. Select Next.

  5. To reinstall Office select the version you want to install and follow those steps.

    Office 365 | Office 2019 | Office 2016 | Office 2013 | Office 2010 | Office 2007

Uninstall Office manually

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

If you have a Microsoft Store installation, uninstall Office from Settings. If you can't uninstall your Microsoft Store installation this way, then try uninstalling it manually.

Uninstall Office from Settings in Windows 10

  1. Select Start The Windows 10 Start icon > Settings Settings button on Windows 10 Start menu > Apps.

  2. Under Apps & Features select the version of Office you want to 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. Select Uninstall.

Uninstall Office manually using PowerShell

Remove Office

  1. Right-click Start The Windows 10 Start icon and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

  2. In the Windows PowerShell window, type the following:

    Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.Office.Desktop” | Remove-AppxPackage

  3. Press Enter.

    This takes a few minutes. Once it's done, a new command prompt appears.

Verify Office was removed

  1. In the Windows PowerShell window, type the following:

    Get-AppxPackage -name “Microsoft.Office.Desktop”

  2. Press Enter.

    If only a command prompt appears and no additional information, it means you successfully removed Office and you can close the Windows PowerShell window.

Reinstall Office

To reinstall Office see Install or reinstall Office on a PC. However, if your device is running the Windows 10 S operating system, you'll need to reinstall Office from the Microsoft Store.

Note: If you're not sure what operating system you have, see Which Windows operating system am I running?

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