How To Uninstall Office 2013 Customer Preview

The next generation of Office suite from Microsoft has been available for testing on Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines. Office 2013, designed for keyboard, pen and touch, packs-in powerful new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, and OneNote programs.

The newest version of Office lets you save documents in your SkyDrive and share your documents with others. All new start screen, read mode, object zoom, automatic bookmark, replay comment, native PDF support, recommended charts, quick analysis lens, chart formatting control, flash fill, pivot table, web app co-authoring, exchange ActiveSync support in Outlook, and people card are some of the new and enhanced features of Office 2013.

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And the best thing is that one can explore the new Office version without removing previous Office installations. That is, Office 2013 works fine alongside your existing Office 2003, Office 2007 and Office 2010 installations. You just need to have a minimum of 3.5 GB of free disk space for the installation.

While most users are quite happy and impressed with the new look and features, a small number of users aren’t exactly happy with the Metro-inspired white user interface. As we all know, Office 2013 is still in pre-release stage and the Office team has been working hard to add new features and improve the user interface. But if you aren’t happy with this build, you can easily uninstall Office 2013 from your PC by following the given below instructions.

How to uninstall Office 2013 Customer Preview:

Step 1: Before you uninstall Office suite from your PC, you need to deactivate Office. If you are using Office 365 Home Premium, visit page and sign in with your account details. On the My Account page, click on Deactivate to deactivate your Office. And if you are running an edition other than Home Premium, visit to deactivate.

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Deactivating Office leaves the Office programs in read-only mode, which means that you can view documents but can’t create and save new documents.

Step 2: After deactivating Office, open Programs and Features by typing appwiz.cpl in Run dialog (press Windows + R hotkey to launch Run dialog) and pressing enter key.

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Step 3: Right-click on Office 365, and then click Uninstall option. A small confirmation dialog will appear. Click Uninstall button to start uninstalling the Office suite. Once done, you will see “Done uninstalling” message.

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  1. Mary says

    I did not deactivate my account but uninstalled my office 2013 from my machine. Noe when i try to install other programs, i get a feedback that due to the previous office 2013 version it cant be done. what should i do

  2. admin says

    Yes, if you have installed Office 2013 alongside Office 2010, then uninstalling Office 2013 won’t remove Office 2010.

  3. Sande Nissen says

    I am currently evaluating and testing Office 2013 through the Office 365 preview. However, I need to uninstall just Outlook 2013, in order to restore compatibility with other programs. How do I remove just Outlook 2013 without removing the rest of the Office 2013 applications?

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