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Is it possible to delete Outlook without also removing Office?

To uninstall Microsoft Outlook, you don’t have to uninstall the whole Microsoft Office software suite. You can select which Office features you want to retain on your PC by using the Change option in the Uninstall or Change a Software section of the Control Panel. If you don’t use Outlook, you can free up disc space by uninstalling it.

How to Remove Microsoft Outlook

Step 1: To open the Control Panel utility in Windows 8.1, press Windows-X or right-click the Windows logo in Desktop mode to view the Power User menu and select Control Panel.
Step 2: To display all programs installed on your device, go to the Programs section of the Control Panel and click the Uninstall a Program connection.
Step 3: To open the Change Your Installation of Microsoft Office Setup window, select the Microsoft Office software from the list and then press the Change button.
Step 4: To display a list of all Office components, make sure the Add or Remove Features option is selected and press the Continue button. You have the option of repairing or removing the Office.
Step 5: To delete Microsoft Outlook from the Office set, press the disc icon next to it and pick Not Accessible from the menu.
Step 6: To begin configuring Microsoft Office and delete Outlook, click Continue. It normally takes less than two minutes to complete the process. While you can reinstall Outlook later, your email accounts and customizations will be lost.

What happens if I delete Outlook from my computer?

Outlook can successfully restore the online files and emails. The OST is stored locally and is exclusive to the username (think of the OSt as being similar but not identical to the user’s personal settings). Uninstalling Office can not remove this unless you delete the user’s profile or re-image the computer.

Author: Olivia Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and a full time blogger with 5 years of experience in the technology industry. She has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for a variety of websites, including office.com/setup.

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