1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       09 Apr 2016 #1

    Office 365 home, freeing up an installation

    we have office 365 home. I know you can install it on 5 different machines. Currently we have it on two machines. One of which I am thinking of selling. So if I uninstall office on this machine will that free up a slot or is the fact I installed it forever linked and I won't get that slot back? Hope that makes sense.

    With this his in mind what is the best way to de-register a PC with office 365. Through the add/remove programs uninstaller or is there a better way?

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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Apr 2016 #2

    You can deactivate an install of Office 365 from your 'My Office Account' online and then uninstall it from your PC in the normal way via Control Panel.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       09 Apr 2016 #3

    Fantastic. Thank you
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  4. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,428
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Apr 2016 #4

    Sheltieuk is correct. If you deactivate Office 365 on the computer you free up that slot. If You do sell the computer make sure to securely delete any personal info. I use a program called Eraser. What I would do is remove the HDD and connect it to your other computer. Then I would erase the entire HDD. Be carefull not to erase anything on the HDD with the operating OS. Then I would install the HDD back into the computer and do a clean install of Windows 10 with out activating or accessing your MS account.
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