Uninstalling Office: Surface Pro Guide

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There are several ways to uninstall Office from a PC, including using the Control Panel, the Easy Fix tool, or the Microsoft 365 uninstall support tool. The Control Panel is the fastest method, but if you want to ensure Office is completely uninstalled, you should use the Easy Fix tool or the Microsoft 365 uninstall support tool. It's important to note that uninstalling Office will only remove the applications from your computer and will not delete any files, documents, or workbooks created using the apps.

Characteristics Values
Number of ways to uninstall 2
First way Uninstall from Control Panel
Second way Use the Easy Fix tool or the uninstall support tool

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Uninstall from Control Panel

To uninstall Office from the Control Panel, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Control Panel

  • Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard or select the search bar on the taskbar.
  • Type "Control Panel" in the search box and select it from the list of results.

Step 2: Navigate to Programs and Features

  • Once you have the Control Panel open, select "Programs".
  • From the Programs menu, choose "Programs and Features".

Step 3: Select the Microsoft Office Product

  • In the Programs and Features section, locate your Microsoft Office product.
  • If you installed the Office apps as part of a suite, such as Office Home and Student or Microsoft 365, search for the suite name.
  • For stand-alone apps, search by the app name, such as Project or Visio.
  • Right-click on your Microsoft Office product.

Step 4: Uninstall the Program

  • After right-clicking on the Microsoft Office product, choose "Uninstall" from the list of options.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation process.

Note: If Microsoft Office isn't listed in the Control Panel, you may have a Microsoft Store installation type. In this case, you would need to follow the uninstall steps for Microsoft Store apps instead.

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Use the Easy Fix tool

If you want to make sure that Office is completely uninstalled from your Surface Pro, the best way to do it is by using the Easy Fix tool. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  • Download the Easy Fix tool. You can find it by clicking the link provided in the video description or by searching for it on the Microsoft Support website.
  • Open the Easy Fix tool and click "Next."
  • Click "Yes." Uninstalling Office may take a while, so make sure your Surface Pro stays on during the process.
  • Once the tool finishes uninstalling Office, click "Next" again and then close the tool.
  • Finally, restart your Surface Pro to ensure that Office is completely uninstalled.

Using the Easy Fix tool is a straightforward method to ensure a complete removal of Office from your device. It is a useful option when you need to be certain that all components of the Office suite are uninstalled.

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Uninstall Microsoft 365

Uninstalling Microsoft 365 will only remove the Microsoft 365 applications from your computer. Any files, documents, or workbooks created using the apps will not be deleted.

The steps to uninstall Microsoft 365 depend on the type of installation you have. The most common installation types are Click-to-Run and Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI). The other type is a Microsoft 365 installation from the Microsoft Store app.

Option 1: Uninstall Microsoft 365 from the Control Panel

  • Press the Windows logo key or select the search bar on the taskbar and type "Control Panel".
  • Select "Control Panel" from the list of results.
  • Select "Programs" > "Programs and Features".
  • Select your Microsoft 365 product and choose "Uninstall".
  • Follow the prompts to complete the uninstall.

Option 2: Completely Uninstall Microsoft 365 with the Uninstall Support Tool

  • Download the Microsoft 365 uninstall support tool.
  • Follow the steps to open the download according to your browser.
  • In the Application Install window, select "Install", then "I agree" for the Microsoft Services Agreement.
  • In the lower-left corner, right-click "SetupProd_OffScrub.exe" and select "Open".
  • At the bottom of the browser window, select "Run" to launch the "SetupProd_OffScrub.exe".
  • In the pop-up window, select "Save File".
  • From the upper-right browser window, select the downloads arrow, then "SetupProd_OffScrub.exe".
  • From the "Uninstall Office Products" window, select the version of Microsoft 365 you want to uninstall, then select "Next".
  • Follow the prompts on the remaining screens and restart your computer when prompted.
  • After restarting, the uninstall tool will automatically reopen to complete the final step of the uninstall process. Follow the remaining prompts.

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Uninstall Microsoft Office 2016/2019

There are a few methods to uninstall Microsoft Office 2016/2019 from your computer, depending on your installation type and your Windows version.

Uninstall from the Control Panel

  • Open the Control Panel. This can be done by opening the Start menu, selecting the search bar on the taskbar, typing "Control Panel", and selecting it from the list of results.
  • Select "Programs", then "Programs and Features".
  • Right-click on your Microsoft Office product ("Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016" or "Microsoft Office Professional 2019"), and choose "Uninstall".
  • Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation.

Uninstall from Settings

  • Open Settings on Windows 10.
  • Click on "Apps & features".
  • Select the Microsoft Office installation or the name of the suite you purchased, such as "Microsoft Office 365 Home" or "Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019".
  • Click the "Uninstall" button, then click it again.
  • Continue with any on-screen directions.

Uninstall using the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool

  • Download the Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant tool.
  • Double-click the file to launch the uninstaller.
  • Click the "Install" button, then the "Agree" button to confirm the terms.
  • Select the version of Office or the Microsoft 365 suite you want to remove.
  • Click "Next".
  • Check the option to confirm that you have saved your work.
  • Click "Next" again to begin the uninstallation.
  • Once the uninstallation is complete, click "Restart".
  • After restarting your computer, submit the required survey to complete the process.

Uninstall using PowerShell

  • Start and select Windows PowerShell (Run as Administrator).
  • In the Windows PowerShell window, type the following:

> Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Office.Desktop" | Remove-AppxPackage

  • Wait for the command to finish executing.
  • Verify that Microsoft 365 was removed by typing the following into the PowerShell window:

> Get-AppxPackage -name "Microsoft.Office.Desktop"

If only a command prompt appears with no additional information, you have successfully removed Microsoft 365.

Note: Uninstalling Microsoft Office will only remove the Office applications from your computer. Any files, documents, or workbooks created using the apps will not be removed.

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Reinstall Office

To reinstall Office on your Surface Pro, you will need to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription, you can sign in at www.office.com and select "Install apps" or "Install Office" from the homepage. For Microsoft 365 operated by 21Vianet, sign in at login.partner.microsoftonline.cn/account, and for Microsoft 365 Germany, sign in at portal.office.de/account.

If you are reinstalling a version of Office that came with a product key, you will need to redeem your product key first. Go to office.com/setup and sign in with an existing or new Microsoft account, then enter your product key to redeem it.

Once you have signed in, follow the prompts to complete the installation. If you are reinstalling on the same device, you should already have a Microsoft account associated with your copy of Office.

If you are installing Office on a PC, you will need to be an administrator on the computer.

Frequently asked questions

You can uninstall Office from your Surface Pro by using the Control Panel or by downloading the Easy Fix tool.

No, uninstalling Office will only remove the Office applications from your computer. Your files, documents, or workbooks will not be deleted.

Open the Control Panel and select "Programs" or "Programs and Features." Then, right-click on the Microsoft Office product you want to uninstall and choose "Uninstall."

Download the Easy Fix tool and open it. Click "Next," then click "Yes." The tool will take some time to uninstall Office, so make sure your PC stays on. Once it's done, click "Next" again, close the tool, and restart your PC.

Search for "Add or remove programs" on your computer and open it. This will open Apps & Features. From the list, select the specific version of Microsoft Office you want to uninstall, such as "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016" or "Microsoft Office Professional 2019." Click "Yes" when prompted, and then restart your computer after the uninstall is complete.

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