Here’s a look at a simple and easy to use tool from Microsoft that makes uninstalling Office 2013 or Office 365 as easy as just a few clicks.
Microsoft Office 2013, no doubt, is the best version of Office to date. However, if you need to uninstall it for any reason (or repair), the process can turn into an amazing headache. So here’s a look at a simple and easy-to-use tool from Microsoft that makes uninstalling Office 2013 as easy as a few clicks.
Office 2013 Repair or Uninstall Problems
Office 2013 and previous versions of Office really dig themselves deep into the Windows OS – as well as your browsers, apps, and other programs installed.
Uninstalling Office 2013 through the Control Panel > Programs and Features have had varying results in my experience, mostly not good. A lot of times, it’s hobbled with errors or doesn’t work at all. I usually uninstall programs using Revo Uninstaller – but it ends up finding an unbelievable amount of leftovers…well, let’s just say I will never try that again.
You’ll even get a message letting you know that not everything in the Office suite will be uninstalled.
Also times you may experience a situation where Office becomes corrupted, so you try a Repair of Office. If you haven’t repaired it before, check out our article on Repair Office 2007 or Office 2010. The steps for repairing Office 2013 are the same as 2010.
When I worked in IT, years ago I experienced that situation many times on individual workstations. I sure wish Office 365 was available then. But, unfortunately, it was a time we were migrating users from Office 2003 to Office 2007 — yup, a crazy experience, to say the least. Still, I digress…Whatever the reason you need to uninstall office, read on.
Uninstall Office 2013 or 365
To make sure your uninstall goes successfully, Microsoft has made a Fix it tool for everyone. Download this Fix it solution (kb 2739501) and launch it.
Follow along with the onscreen instructions of the wizard. They’re straightforward and easy to use. The first option will be to apply a fix or skip the fix and continue troubleshooting. The tool will run for a few minutes.
After the problem is identified and fixed, you can drill down deeper and get specific details about what caused the problems.
After it’s done, Office 2013 will be completely uninstalled from your computer, and then you can go back and reinstall it if you want.