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How to remove pre-installed MS Office program ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    How to remove pre-installed MS Office program ?


    I have a new 8.1 laptop with MS Office pre-installed but it doesn't seem to actually do anything except offer a trial of 365.

    This is despite the files being over 300 MB ! As listed in Programs & Features.

    I have installed a licenced desktop MS Office 2007 application which I prefer and which is working fine.

    So is it possible, and safe, to uninstall the pre-installed program?

    If so, what is the best way to do it?
    Would Iobit uninstaller be OK ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    I uninstalled the supplied MS Office trial, choosing LibreOffice instead (hardly need anything elaborate when word processing, etc). I just used the Programs and Features in Windows 8.1 to remove it. Worked fine for me.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Great, thanks fo reply, I will uninstall it.

    I'm trying LibreOffice too, seems excellent so far so I'll probably get rid of all the MS stuff.

    Did you uninstall all the ASUS bloatware too ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    Well, I don't own an ASUS, but I removed most of the bloatware on the Dell laptop I'm using right now. The only thing I kept was Dropbox, but that might be going sooner or later.
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  5. #5


    Uninstall Office 365
    From any Windows (O15CTRRemove.diagcab): http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9815935
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    1. Go to Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.
    3. Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall. Note If you have a suite like Microsoft Office 365, search for the suite name.

    Hope it helps.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JoKelly View Post
    1. Go to Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.
    3. Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall. Note If you have a suite like Microsoft Office 365, search for the suite name.

    Hope it helps.
    Thanks, uninstalled it some time ago
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