How to Remove Microsoft Outlook

You don't have to remove the entire Microsoft Office 2013 software suite to remove Microsoft Outlook. By using the Change option in the Uninstall or Change a Program section of the Control Panel, you can choose the Office features you want to keep on your PC.

The Installation Options window.
Save disk space by removing Outlook if you don't need it.
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Step

Press Windows-X or right-click the Windows logo in Desktop mode in Windows 8.1 to display the Power User menu and select Control Panel to open the utility.

Power User menu in Windows 8.1.
The Power User menu contains many useful links.
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Step

Click the Uninstall a Program link in the Programs section of the Control Panel to view all programs installed on your computer.

The Programs link in the Control Panel.
Control Panel
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Step

Select the Microsoft Office 2013 program from the list and then click the Change button to display the Change Your Installation of Microsoft Office window.

The Change and Uninstall buttons.
The version of Office 2013 is irrelevant.
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Step

Ensure the Add or Remove Features option is selected and click the Continue button to view a list of all Office components. Optionally, you can choose to repair or remove Office.

The Add or Remove Features option.
Select the Enter a Product Key option to activate Office.
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Step

Click the disk icon next to Microsoft Outlook and select Not Available from the menu to remove the component from the Office 2013 suite.

The Outlook installation options.
Click Back to abort the process.
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Step

Click Continue to start configuring Microsoft Office 2013 and remove Outlook. The process usually takes less than two minutes. Although you can reinstall Outlook at a later time, you may lose your email accounts and customizations.