Cannot uninstall Office 2010, 2007, 2003 using Control Panel

If you are unable to uninstall Microsoft Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 from Control Panel in Windows 10/8/7, Vista or XP, then this article may interest you!

Cannot uninstall Microsoft Office

This could happen if the installation process did not complete when you tried to install a new program or the uninstall process did not go through as expected.

Or it is quite possible that the previously installed Office program installation files have got corrupted.

To uninstall the Microsoft Office suite automatically, download and run the following Fix It solutions.

Download Fix It to Uninstall:  Office 2003 | Office 2007 | Office 2010.

You can also use this new Troubleshooter from Microsoft that lets you completely uninstall the latest Office version from Windows 10/8/7.

Do note that Microsoft no longer supports the use of Windows Installer Cleanup utility.

RipOutOffice & other ways to uninstall Microsoft Office may also interest you!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. mazhar

    could macros did on office 2003 working on office 2010 on windows 7?

  2. Thank you this FixIt tool to uninstall Microsoft Office 2010 components helped me remove an Outlook 2010 installation that fails to uninstall.

    Everytime I tried to uninstall it from Control Panel it kept giving “This language is not supported on your system” error message.

    This tool helped me remove Outlook 2010 completely from my system!
    Being a Microsoft tool I had to trust it too.

  3. Jgoodwin

    Since I upgraded to Window 8 today, I kept getting a ‘Click-to-run’ error, which I understand is related to Office 2010. I could not uninstall Office 2010 (I use Office 2007). It doesn’t look like any help is available on the Office or Windows sites – I am going to re-install Windows 7 and all my programs, and forget Windows 8 altogether – waste of $$$. First time ever that I have regretted upgrading to a new MS OS. Just glad I didn’t ‘upgrade’ my other computers.

  4. Gitesh Rajput

    it really works….:)

  5. Soory

    it did not remove the microsoft office folder but when i try to install it always error .

  6. madhavan

    Thank you very much!

  7. nadeem

    it was a relief….finally ms office 2007 was un installed,thanks to microsoft fix it

  8. rogenr

    tenx-u man taip lah its zinfomazin

  9. lightningRod

    This tool is junk and did not work for me. Help!!

  10. Mangap

    I hope Windows 10 will be smarter handling this kind of Situation.
    so we can remove it easier without additional / separate tools

  11. Kevin Sandy

    The Microsoft fix it dos not work to remove Office 2010. It ends with the error message: Microsoft fix it failed to process. What should i do to completely remove office 2010?

  12. Kevin Sandy

    The Microsoft fix it dos not work to remove Office 2010. It ends with the error message: Microsoft fix it failed to process. What should i do to completely remove office 2010?

  13. Twin

    Hi This worked and it removed Office 2010, but now the icons on my desktop for Excel are all generic white icons, please help on how to fix this?

  14. NK

    If you have a Windows 64-bit operating system, download and save the Fix it solution to your desktop, and then double-click and run it on your computer. If you try to run the solution directly from the article, you will have problems running it correctly.

    You must restart your computer after you successfully run one of the Fix it solutions.

    This worked for me. Hope it does for you too!

  15. Vikash Patel

    Umm … I’m assuming you would have to “RE-INSTALL” Excel since you successfully removed it. Those files have the .xls extension and since you removed Excel (which is a part of Office) you no longer have a program installed on your computer that recognizes or can open that file…. so …. umm yah.

  16. Drew Enero Palacat

    it didnt work on me., i have win 7 64x., so sad
    really need office in my home., i did the most of my work here., pls help me
    is there another way to un-install my office 2k10??

    this is the worst problem ever i have face..

  17. Anony

    you are a life saver NK 🙂

  18. dheeraj naidu

    if u have this problem then type run in search open it and type %programdata% go to microsoft and delete the office (for safety copy that office folder in any disk)

  19. ken

    Fantastic, I tried many different ways.
    Of uninstalling office 2010 on a windows 7 pc and this is the only one that worked perfectly.
    Thank you very much

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