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.

Tip: Uninstalling Office only removes the Office applications from your computer, it doesn't remove any files, documents, or workbooks you created using the apps.

Uninstall Office for 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.

Select the Click-to-Run or MSI or Microsoft Store tab below and follow those uninstall steps for your installation type.

Not sure which type of install you have?

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 uninstall support tool. If you can't uninstall Office using either of those options, try uninstalling Office manually.

Option 1 - Uninstall Office from the Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel.

    Tip: 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. For stand-alone apps search by the app name, such as Project or Visio.

    In most cases you can't uninstall an individual app if it's included in your Office suite. The only way to uninstall an individual app is if you purchased it as a stand-alone app.

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

    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.

    Note: If Office isn't listed in the Control Panel you could have a Microsoft Store installation type. Select the Microsoft Store tab above and follow those uninstall steps instead.

  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 uninstall support tool

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Office uninstall support tool. (This tool won't uninstall stand-alone apps such as Project or Visio. To uninstall a stand-alone app follow the control panel steps in Option 1 above.)

    Easy fix download button indicating an automated fix is available
  2. Follow the steps below to download the uninstall support tool according to your browser.

    Tip: The tool may take a few minutes to download and install. After completing the installation, the Uninstall Office products window will open.

    Edge or Internet Explorer

    At the bottom of the browser window, select Run to launch the SetupProd_OffScrub.exe.

    Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in the Edge or Internet Explorer web browser

    Chrome

    In the lower-lower left corner right-click SetupProd_OffScrub.exe > Open.

    Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in a Chrome web browser

    Firefox

    In the pop-up window, select Save File.

    Next, from the upper-right of the FireFox browser window, select the downloads arrow and then select SetupProd_OffScrub.exe.

    Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in a Chrome web browser
  3. Select the version you want to uninstall, and then select Next.

  4. Follow through the remaining screens and when prompted, restart your computer.

    After you restart your computer, the uninstall tool automatically re-opens to complete the final step of the uninstall process. Follow the remaining prompts.

  5. Select the steps for the version of Office you want to install or reinstall. Close the uninstall tool.

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

Uninstall Office manually

If the Office unistall tool doesn't completely uninstall Office from your PC, you can manually uninstall Office.

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.

Tip: If you can't uninstall your Microsoft Store installation using Settings in Windows 10, then try to uninstall Office manually using PowerShell following the steps below.

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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