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tbarnes42
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microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

Hello, 

 

Just bought a Lenovo P1 Thinkpad...

 

Came with Microsoft Office Desptop Apps (MODA) already installed.  I have my own version of Office 365 that I installed.  

 

I uninstalled the factory installed MODA and installed my own apps.  But suddenly that orginal app is back again.. and I now have 2 copies of a bunch of Office apps in the start Menu (Access, Outlook etc...)

 

How to I (once and for all) get rid of these factory instlled Office apps?  

 

Also... i've seen some solutions regarding "Powershell"..  I'm not really sure what that is... and I dont feel comfortable doing this.   Are there other Windows related methods?

 

I DO have administrator rights on my account. 

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Terry

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Re: microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

How did you uninstall the original one?


Rich


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tbarnes42
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Re: microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

I used the uninstall feature in “add/remove programs”

 

is there a better way to do it?

 

the icons still are there... but are not functional.  And in a few minutes, the Microsoft Office Desktop Apps is back 

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Re: microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

Hello,


What happens if you right-click on the icons in the Start Menu and select Uninstall from the Start Menui that pops up?  Does that solve the issue?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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tbarnes42
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Re: microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

I tried that.  Says that it will uninstall.  But nothing happens.  Icons still there. 

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Re: microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

Welcome to the brave new world of wondows 10 persistant applications, I would ,do some web search on regedit settings that get rid of Office 365 and all the other bull**bleep** that is persistantly pushed out of Redmond if you can.

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Re: microsoft office desktop apps will not go away!

Hello,

 

Have you tried opening an elevated PowerShell prompt and issuing a

 

Get-AppxPackage "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub" | Remove-AppxPackage

 

command?  If so, did that have any effect?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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