Cyn Mackley

Tech Whisperer & Mystery Writer

Computer Terms, MS Office Help

Remove A Device From Office 365

This week we’ve been looking at how to manage your Office 365 subscription. The $99 a year Home subscription gives you access to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, and Access on up to 5 computers.

Click here to read about how to add additional PCs or Macs.

Click here to learn how to share your office subscription with another user.

Today we’ll learn how to remove devices from the subscription.  Perhaps that device has died or you’ve maxed out your number of installations and have a new device. You can remove it from a laptop you don’t really use for office work and put it on another device so your son can do homework.  First, go to and log in using the email address you registered Office 365 with.


You’ll be taken to this page. Scroll to the bottom of the page.


Choose My Account.


Then choose Install.


Scroll down and you’ll see a list of devices where Office 365 is installed.

Click Deactivate Install to deactivate Office on that device.

This won’t remove Office from that device.  You’ll still be able to read documents created in Office, but you won’t be able to edit or create new ones with Office 365.  You can, however, open those docs with Office Online or another office program to edit.

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