Frequently on new computers, particularly the standard builds from Dell, windows comes with a Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 trial pre-installed. This is either a fully installed 30-day trial, or an installer that comes in three languages – English, Spanish, and French. Uninstalling them individually from the control panel’s “Add and Remove Programs” window does not always get rid of everything Office related, as when you install another legitimate version, there is often a “Try, Buy, Activate” pop up. 

The solution to uninstall all traces of Microsoft Office 2013/2016 is to use the Microsoft tool, available for download here.

For more troubleshooting steps, check out the full knowledge base article on the office.com website.

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Eric Vlach has over a dacade worth of experience working with internet-based applications. Starting as a web developer and linux administrator, he has amassed a wide range of experience as the IT director for two startup companies, systems administrator at Columbia University, and as a consultant for numerous businesses in a wide range of industries. Eric keeps up with the latest trends and best practices to offer his clients the perfect technology stack, while keeping their data secure with established services and time-tested applications.


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