How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Sometimes Microsoft Office just won’t work after updating your system. It was an issue in Windows 8, and it appears that some users are facing the same problem in Windows 10 Technical Preview and Windows 10 for the general public, too. To solve this problem, you need to completely remove Microsoft Office from your computer, and then install it again.
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How do I uninstall Microsoft Office?

  1. Use Control Panel
  2. Use Fix It
  3. Manually uninstall Office

Solution 1: Uninstall Office from Control Panel

You can always try to uninstall it through Windows’ Programs and Features tool in Control Panel. You can find out how to properly use it in our article about deleting programs in Windows 10. But a lot of users reported that they were unable to uninstall Microsoft Office with this method, so we have to find another solution for this problem.

Solution 2: Uninstall Office with Fix It

Luckily Microsoft is aware of this issue with Microsoft Office, so the company released a Fix It tool which completely removes Microsoft Office from your computer. Here’s what you need to do to download fixer and completely delete Microsoft Office from your system:

  1. Close all Microsoft Office programs
  2. Download Microsoft Fix It from this link  and run it
  3. The Troubleshooting Wizard will ask you if you want to apply the fix, or skip it, click on Apply this fix
  4. Wait a few minutes, and the troubleshooter will completely remove Microsoft Office from your computer

Solution 3: Uninstall Office manually

If the two methods listed above didn’t work, you can try to uninstall Office manually. To do this:

  1. Locate the Microsoft Office installation folder (which should be stored in  C:Program Files).
  2. Now, simply right-click on the Microsoft Office folder > select Delete.

As we said, you can also manually delete Microsoft Office from your computer. But you have to be noted that manual uninstalling Office from your computer is a very long and complex process, which could cause damage to your system if some step is performed incorrectly. You can read how to manually uninstall Microsoft Office in this Microsoft’s article.

That’s all, after performing this troubleshoot, you won’t have Microsoft installed on your computer anymore. And you’ll be able to install it again without any problems, or don’t install it at all, and use some other office software, the choice is yours.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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