If 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.The uninstallation may take some time and you may be required to restart your PC afterwards, but there won't be any complications that prevent the removal. 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.
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.
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