Word – Uninstall individual Office 2016 programs

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I installed Office Professional Plus 2016 on my windows 10 system. When I installed it, it didn't give me an option of which office programs to install, like it did in the 2010 version (ex. word, excel etc.). The only program I will use is office word. I don't want all the other programs.

Is there a way, or "hack" to get rid of all the programs besides for office word?

Best Answer

Seems you installed Office in Click-to-Run way, unfortunately it's not possible to select what you want to install by default

But you can try changing installation config to achieve this

As the answer in this post in Office Tech, you can add something like below in xml config to skip applications you don't want

<ExcludeApp ID= "Access" />

If you want only Word, then exclude all but Word in config like

<Configuration>
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" >
    <Product ID="ProPlusRetail">
      <Language ID="en-us"/>
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Access" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Lync" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Outlook" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "OneDrive" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "OneNote" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Groove" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Publisher" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "SharePointDesigner" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "PowerPoint" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Excel" />
      <ExcludeApp ID= "Visio" />
    </Product>
  </Add>
</Configuration>

After editing, save and run installer

Full Office product list from Microsoft TechNet

ID="Access"
ID="Excel"
ID="Groove"
ID="InfoPath"
ID="Lync"
ID="OneDrive"
ID="OneNote"
ID="Outlook"
ID="PowerPoint"
ID="Publisher"
ID="SharePointDesigner"
ID="Visio"
ID="Word"