After installing the suite of Microsoft Office apps on Windows 10, you may have many reasons to uninstall them. Perhaps, you are trying to free up a license of Office from Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Office 2021, Office 2019, or Office 2016 for another device. The apps are not working correctly, and you are trying to reinstall the software to fix problems. You do not like the product and want to permanently downgrade to a previous version or uninstall the suite.
Whatever the reason, there are at least a couple of ways to uninstall Microsoft Office from your computer.
This guide will teach you the steps to uninstall Office from your Windows 10 installation, including Office from Microsoft 365, Office 2021, Office 2019, and Office 2016.
- Uninstall Office from Windows 10 using Settings
- Completely uninstall Office using Recovery Assistant
Uninstall Office from Windows 10 using Settings
To uninstall Microsoft Office from Windows 10 with Settings, use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 10.
Click on Apps & features.
Select the Microsoft Office 365 installation or the name of the suite you purchased, like “Microsoft Office 365 Home,” “Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021,” or “Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019.”
Click the Uninstall button.
Click the Uninstall button again.
Continue with the on-screen directions.
Once you complete the steps, the Office apps will remove from the computer.
Alternatively, and on previous operating system versions, you can open Control Panel and uninstall the suite from the “Programs and Features” page.
Completely uninstall Office using Recovery Assistant
Microsoft provides an easy fix tool to help you quickly uninstall Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Office 2021, 2019, 2016, or 2013 entirely from your computer.
To use the “Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant” tool to remove the suite of apps, use these steps:
Download Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool.
Double-click the file to launch the uninstaller.
Click the Install button.
Click the Agree button to confirm the terms.
Select the version of Office to remove from Windows 10.
Click the Next button.
Check the option to confirm that you have saved your work.
Click the Next button to uninstall Microsoft 365 Office from the computer.
Click the Restart button.
Click the No button.
- Submit the required survey to complete the process.
After you complete the steps, the Office apps available with your Microsoft 365 subscription will no longer be available on the computer.
Microsoft Office should be completely gone from Windows 10, and now you can move on or reinstall Office 365 from your Office online account or manually use the standalone installation for Office 2021.
You cannot uninstall individual apps anymore, such as Word or Excel, using Microsoft 365 (Office 365). However, you can still remove individual apps when you purchase the standalone version of the suite.