ARCHIVED: In Windows, how do I uninstall Microsoft Office?

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Windows 7

To completely remove Office and all corresponding program components from your computer:

  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, select Programs and Features.
  3. Double-click the entry for the Office installation.
  4. You should get a dialog box asking if you want to uninstall or modify the selected application. Choose the appropriate selection and follow the prompts.

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Windows Vista

Note: If this doesn't match what you see, refer to Get around in Windows.

To completely remove Office and all corresponding program components from your computer:

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Programs and Features.
  3. From the list of programs, click to select the Microsoft Office version that you want to remove, and then, near the top, click Uninstall.
  4. Verify that you want to uninstall and continue.

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Windows XP

Note: If this doesn't match what you see, refer to Get around in Windows.

To completely remove Office and all corresponding program components from your computer:

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. From the list of programs, click to select the Microsoft Office version that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. You will see a dialog box asking "Are you sure you want to remove Microsoft Office (version) from your computer?" Click Yes. The uninstaller will launch and complete with no further prompts.

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If the above instructions do not work

Microsoft provides an automated removal tool for Office 2010, 2007, and 2003. Search Microsoft Help and Support for article 290301.

For your version of Office, select Fix it and follow the instructions on your screen. When the tool completes, restart your computer before attempting to install a new version of Office.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 12:55:01.

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