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Use Microsoft Office Removal Tool to Completely Uninstall Office

Use Microsoft Office Removal Tool to Completely Uninstall Office

Sam ChenFebruary 28, 2019

Chances are, you probably don’t want to remove Microsoft Office, but sometimes Microsoft Office decides to be a buggy mess and you may need to remove it for diagnostic purposes.

Normally, you’d remove Microsoft Office by simply using the un-installation utility. If removing Microsoft Office this way doesn’t work or you simply want a super clean un-installation, Microsoft also offers a less advertised Office Removal Tool that works much, much better. Here’s how to use it.


Using Microsoft Office Removal Tool

Step 1

Download the Microsoft Office Removal Tool. The Office Removal Tool should work for any version of Microsoft Office (Office 2007, Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 365) on any modern version of Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10)


Step 2

Open the Microsoft Office Removal Tool and follow the instructions as prompted. Once the process is completed, go ahead and restart your system. Microsoft Office should be completely removed.

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Sam Chen
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  • Braden
    September 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    This helped a lot! Thank you!

  • Neil Bingham
    March 12, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Tool does not work.
    Despite using this tool to remove all, on reinstalling Office 2019 all apps still opened up as Office 365 (which I have never installed on my laptop PC – I can only assume it was preloaded trial on this new laptop with Win10) Upgrading to Office 2019 from earlier version (2010 – but NOT 365) on desktop PC has not had this problem.

    • David Perhacs
      June 7, 2019 at 6:53 am


      I have found there are multiple office installations, specifically Dells, that will greatly affect any full Office version that is installed.If you are running Windows 10, under start>settings>apps remove anything office related. It may be called different things such as “My Office”, “Office”, “Office Desktop Apps”, or something like this. If you remove all of these and then try YOUR office install it may help.

  • Mcleod Valencia Leonen
    March 25, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Thank you! Big help.

  • GarthGanx
    June 20, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Did not clean out registry

  • himanshu
    September 23, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Thanks a lot. saved my time

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