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Windows 7: How to remove just Outlook from Office 2010

31 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 pro 64bit
How to remove just Outlook from Office 2010

I would appreciate some advice from anyone who has tried -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- to remove a component of Office 2010 WITHOUT uninstalling the whole suite and then reinstalling it excluding that particular component.

Specifically, I want to remove Outlook (I thought I custom installed without Outlook... but there is is!) I have read at several help sites that a single Office 2010 component may be easily removed by going to the "Programs and Features>Install or change a Program" panel, selecting "Office 2010," then selecting the "Change" button and following to a list of components that may be selected or unselected.

BUT, I have also read ( individual components may not be removed without uninstalling the whole suite and then deselecting during a custom reinstall.

Recounts of any related experience with this procedure would be appreciated. I am also not sure what to expect when/if I get to the final "Change" option panel. I am not sure if I am expected to check the box of the component I want to remove... or to UNcheck it.

Thanks much. I will report any results.

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31 May 2013   #2
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Use the Change button in Control Panel>Programs and Features after selecting Office 2010. Deselect Outlook and any other components you don't want, but keep the Tools as they can be needed for maintenance and repairs.
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31 May 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet

I just tried it, I had Outlook and Publisher installed and I don't use them so I went to Control Panel>Programs and Features, selected Office 2010, clicked Change, deselected Outlook and Publisher and they were removed without any fuss or bother.
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31 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 pro 64bit

Thanks to strollin and gregrocker for taking time to respond. The procedure worked well -- even removing the icon from the Start list. Afterweard Ccleaner found a couple minor registry issues to fix.

Just for clarification, the final step is not so much in "deselecting," as it is in selecting the "not available" option made visible after clicking the down-arrow for Outlook.

Here's a good video [ Microsoft® Outlook 2010: How to uninstall Microsoft® Outlook 2010 from Windows® XP? - YouTube
] even though it is for XP the steps are almost identical for Windows 7.

(Still puzzled by the page from "" saying that individual components may not be removed!??)

Thank you.
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