Office 2019/2016/2013/365 Complete Uninstallation with License/Product Key

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(Last Updated On: September 5, 2021)

Microsoft office complete clean uninstallation

Remove License/Product Key for Office 2019/2016/2013/365 before installing newer version.
It is very essential to remove previous old Microsoft office license key as it may cause conflict and can create issue with new office installation.

Step by step Microsoft office uninstallation

In this article you will see the step by step clean uninstallation procedure of Microsoft office.
We will start with how you can uninstall office license first and then we will see how you can uninstall the software package as well.

However if you are the Macintosh user then you need to follow This guide: Complete Office Uninstallation for Apple .

Step 1. Press windows button and type cmd and run it as administrator as can be seen below.

STEP 2 Find Office Installation Directory

To check the status of office license you need to find where the office is installed.
The Installation directory depends on the version that you have and the type of operating system that you are using.

For example if you are using Windows 10 and 64 bit version then for you the office will be installed by default inside program files X 86 directory the complete path is as below

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16


C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

The path also may vary, the best way is to go to c drive and check for the office folder inside Program Files and Program Files (x86) as can be seen below.

STEP 3 Copy the Path

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16


C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

STEP 4 Now paste the path in command prompt as shown

STEP 5 Now copy and paste the following commands

“cscript ospp.vbs /status” without quote then press enter.

After that you need to search for the last 5 characters of product key as highlighted above.

Now paste the following cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey: 3RQ6B” without quotes. and hit enter ” Please replace 3RQ6B with the 5 characters of your product key which you found in previous step or check the video.

Congratulations you have successfully removed the product key, now you can uninstall office using setup.

For more info please watch the video.

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