Microsoft 365 / Uninstall from a Windows computer

Objective

  • To provide instruction for removing Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) from a personal Windows computer when:
    • Your Microsoft 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is unlicensed
    • You have purchased a personal copy of Microsoft Office

Scope

  • Effective 02 January 2019, Miami University will remove the Microsoft 365 license for all former Miami University students
    • This action affects all former Miami University students — Miami University does not maintain a license for Microsoft 365 for former Miami University students
  • Within thirty days of license removal, the version of Microsoft 365 you installed through Miami will become unlicensed; and Microsoft 365 will enter into reduced functionality mode

User

  • Former Miami University Student

Environment

  • Software for Personally-owned Computers
  • Microsoft Office
    • 10314: Microsoft 365
  • Windows

Cause

  • If you purchased a personal copy or subscription to Microsoft 365, you must uninstall Microsoft 365 from your computer, then download and reinstall Office from your personal purchase
    • This is necessary because your Miami license for Office contains products that are not included in Microsoft’s personal-use plans

Resolution

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Depending on your view, click the Programs link, or the link for Programs and Features
  3. Select Microsoft Office Professional Plus from the list
  4. Click Uninstall, located at the top of your programs list

 

Notes

 

Details

Article ID: 67525
Created
Wed 11/21/18 8:56 AM
Modified
Tue 1/25/22 8:31 AM
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