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    Home Forums AskWoody support Microsoft Office by version Questions: Microsoft Office Two versions of Office installed – Can I delete one?

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        My daughter’s college apparently gave her MS Home & Office 2016, which she installed in her laptop (2.39 GB, acc. to Iobit).  I later shared with her one of my 5 licences for Office 365 so that she could have the 1GB cloud storage (889.2 MB).  They both show up as installed.  Can I delete the Home & Office without messing up the 365 (just to free up space)?  If so, can I do a standard uninstall (Iobit), or is there a step-by-step somewhere that I need to follow?  TIA

      • #1978326 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Not sure; hope you find the answer. Also, not sure if you could legally share 365 ProPlus with her. I see 2016 Professional Plus adds Outlook, Publisher, Access, & Skype for Business. Does she need Publisher & Access?

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      • #1978341 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        You can share one of your Office 365 installs with her. You should be able to just uninstall Home & Office 2016 without effect. Just to be safe, I’d make sure there is an image backup of the system before the uninstall. That way you can always get back to a known point when all was working.

        BTW, I’d use the standard Control Panel uninstall.


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      • #1978344 Reply
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        I don’t see why not. If 365 has any issues after uninstalling Home and Student 2016, simply re-run the 365 installer.

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        Thanks to everyone — appreciate your experience and support.

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