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    Default Uninstalling Microsoft Office which came free with my Tablet

    Fairly soon my option to activate and use Office, which came free with my Tablet, runs out. I have not used Office for years and now that I am retired (also for some years) I will not be using it again so I do not want it. (I can use the online Office if needed.) As my Tablet has only a small HDD I would like to recover the considerable storage space, if this is possible. Is this realistic? ----- without doing any damage to Windows 8.1 itself, and in particular the one part of Office I do use, which is OneNote and its addons such as QuickNote and SendTo, which I installed from Office 2013 when it was released as a free standalone utility not long ago.

    I would be grateful for advice on this, even if it is only 'to leave it alone.' My tech knowhow/competence is very limited. If necessary it might be worth paying my local technician to do it for me, if it is a realistic thing to do.

    Clayto

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    Right click on the Start icon (bottom left). Click on Control Panel. Under Programs click on 'Uninstall a Program (see picture - click on the picture icon below). That gets you to a list of all programs that are installed on your system. There you double click on Office and the wizard will guide you.



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    Hello,

    You can use this official Office uninstall tool from Microsoft to uninstall Office without leaving any traces:

    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9815935

    Hope this helps, Good luck

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    Both these methods have already been suggested above.

    You can uninstall Office via Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall applet.

    An easier option would be to use the Office Uninstaller from Microsoft.

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    Thanks very much!

    Clayto

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    I have uninstalled Office using MS's Uninstaller. It seemed to go OK and was easy and automatic. I am glad to have the extra room on my HDD.

    clayto

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    Glad we could help

    Good day!

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