Two versions of Office installed on computer - can I uninstall the older one?

Stuart Gammon 1 Reputation point
2022-11-05T12:11:10.467+00:00

I have recently bought a new PC and transferred my old Office 2016 Professional Plus to it, using PCmover. I then installed a newer version - Office 2021 Professional Plus, so now have 2 Office Apps.

Can I safely uninstall Office 2016 without affecting Office 2021?

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  1. Ceasar Chen_MSFT 4,391 Reputation points
    2022-11-07T02:03:17.277+00:00

    Hi, @Stuart Gammon
    In fact, we don't recommend that you install both versions of Office on the same device.
    You can refer to this link to uninstall office: uninstall-office-from-a-pc


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  2. Stuart Gammon 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-11T09:13:19.653+00:00

    Thanks for the reply. I haven't done anything yet, as the question of whether I can uninstall the older version without affecting the newer one wasn't answered.


  3. Stuart Gammon 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-11T09:27:29.623+00:00

    Thank you