How to uninstall Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365
f you have installed a trial or full version of Microsoft Office 2013, the company’s latest installment of the suite, on your PC and want to uninstall it again, for instance because it is causing issues on the PC, you do not want to use it anymore, or simply because you want to install it again at a later time, then you can usually use the uninstall a program control panel applet to do so.
Press the Windows key, enter uninstall, select uninstall a program from the results listing and browse to the Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365 listing. Right-click the program and select uninstall from the context menu. This works most of the time and all is good when it does. Sometimes, you may get an error message, or Office may not even be listed in the Control Panel applet.
If it works, you should see the official Office uninstaller:
Are you sure you want to uninstall
Uninstalling will remove all the files and data of this Office product and you will no longer be able to use the related product
We’ve noticed you have other Office products that will remain intalled after you install this product. We recommend you Repair these products from the Programs and Features item in your Control Panel once you’re done uninstalling
If the uninstallation fails, you will get to the following screen which tells you to try the uninstallation again.
Couldn’t uninstall Office
We’re sorry. Office couldn’t be uninstalled. Please try uninstalling Office again. You can go online to find more help.
We’re sorry, but we ran into an error donwloading and installing your Office programs. Please check your network connection, ensure you have enough disk space, and restart your computer. Your installation will continue automatically. If your installation does not complete, or you see any more errors use the Repair option from the Programs and Features item in your Control Panel to repair your installation.
The link leads to a Fix It that tries to resolve the issue. It walks you through the removal process and should be successful if the regular uninstaller can’t uninstall Office 2013 or Office 365 from the PC.
The process may take several minutes to complete and should not be interrupted. Note that you are asked to restart your computer at the end of the process. You can click on cancel on that page to reboot at a later point in time.
Manual removal of Office 365 or 2013
If you prefer full control over the process, you can try and remove Office manually from the PC. There are two ways to uninstall Office manually. Microsoft recommends the first option for Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office 365 Home Premium Preview, or any other Office 365 edition. Office Standard 2013 or Office Professional Plus 2013.
Open C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\integration\
Delete all C2RManifest*.xml files in that folder.
Open an elevated command prompt. Tap on Windows, enter cmd, right-click on the result and select run as administrator from the menu.
Type cd “C:\Program files\Microsoft Office 15\root\integration”.
Type integrator.exe /U.
To remove the Office 2013 preview scheduled tasks run the following commands.
Type schtasks.exe /delete /tn “FF_INTEGRATEDstreamSchedule”
Type schtasks.exe /delete /tn “FF_INTEGRATEDUPDATEDETECTION”
Type schtasks.exe /delete /tn “FF_INTEGRATEDOffice 15 Subscription Heartbeat”
Keep the command prompt open.
Open the Task Manager with Ctrl-Shift-Esc.
Click on the Process tab and kill the following processes: integratedoffice.exe,appvshnotify.exe, firstrun.exe and setup*.exe.
Type sc delete OfficeSvc at the command prompt.
Open Windows Explorer and delete the Microsoft Office 15 folder
Open %ProgramData%\Microsoft and delete the ClickToRun folder
Open %ProgramData%\Microsoft\office and delete the FFPackageLocker file
Press Windows, type regedit and hit enter to open the Registry editor