In the transition between Windows 10 builds, Microsoft seemingly made a small mistake. I’m running the Insider version of Windows 10 with the build 17713 and I don’t see the Get Office app, only My Office. However, a dozen user reports state that they see both My Office and Get Office apps just after the fresh system installation. Since both apps are, basically, there to invite you to download the Office suite, the uninterested users want them gone. And today we’ll show you how to successfully deal with the My Office app.
How to uninstall My Office app from Windows 10
1: Just uninstall it
The My Office app offers a good insight into your current status considering Office apps, including OneDrive. Of course, it comes preinstalled and we can safely say that it’s a significant piece of Microsoft’s aggressive pro-Office marketing. One can even say that this is bloatware, but the same thing is common on different platforms and it’s hard to blame Microsoft for prioritizing their own services. But, by all means, users should be able to uninstall it if they deem it excessive or unnecessary.
And that’s where the problems start. Some users stated that, even after they’ve uninstalled this app, the My Office app kept reappearing. Since we can’t say with certainty that this is the case in general, we suggest trying to uninstall the My Office app first. Before we switch to alternatives.
Here’s how to uninstall My Office on Windows 10:
- Open Start.
- Look for My Office in the Programs list.
- Right-click on My Office and click Uninstall.
- Alternatively, you can open Settings > Apps > Apps and features. Look up for My Office, expand it and click Uninstall.
2: Uninstall My Office with a PowerShell
If the My Office app is still there, don’t worry. We still have one or two ways to deal with this nuisance. Some system apps will reinstall automatically if you try to remove them. The next time an update comes, the said app will spring up like mushrooms after rain. Luckily you can use the PowerShell command-line to remove all pre-installed apps individually. This includes My Office.
Here’s how to remove My Office with PowerShell on Windows 10:
- Right-click on Start and open PowerShell (Admin).
- In the command line, copy-paste the following command and press Enter.
- Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
- After it’s done, restart your PC and look for changes.
This should do it. There’s another way to clear all bloatware from your Windows 10 machine, and we explained it in this article. Make sure to give it a look. Also, be kind to provide us with your feedback in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.
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