When I was on Windows 7 to customise elements that are installed with Office 2010 / 2013 I had to:

  • open "Add/Remove programs", find correct item and hit "Modify" button or
  • run installation program again

and change components list.

Now, I'm forced to use Windows 10 and I'm a little bit lost, because:

  • when I hit "Modify" I can only see "Repair" and "Repair Online" and no components list,
  • when I run installation program again, it installs Office again and again shows no elements list.

What am I missing? I don't want to reinstall or repair my Office 2013, because it is fine. I just want to customise list of installed elements (actually get rid of one of the components).

How to approach this problem.


If there is a "Repair Online" option, it seems that you are using click-to-run version of Office 2013.

The "Add/Remove programs" option is available in volume licensed MSI Office version. For click-to-run Office end-user, there is no option to add/remove apps for specific Office program.

If you are using Office 365 ProPlus, maybe you can consider to use Office Deployment Tool to customize the configuration.xml file before Office deployment. The ExcludeApp element can help you to block one specific app installation.

  • Thanks for trying to help. I am not 100% sure, if I'm not using click-to-run version (is there a way to check this?), but assuming that I installed it by executing regular setup program found on original DVD / ISO image, I assume that this is original, full-featured version of Office 2013. I'm not using (and cannot use) Office 365 (any version), because usage of it is prohibited in my company. – trejder Aug 20 '18 at 15:24
  • To check if you are using click-to-run version of Office, you can open Word 2013, go to File > Account, under Product Information, confirm if there is an Update Options. If there is, it indicates that you are using click-to-run version. – WinniL Aug 21 '18 at 1:43
  • Thank you. Confirmed. This is a click-to-run version, unfortunately. This, it seems that I'm unable to get rid of anything. Sad, but Microsoft. Thank you. – trejder Aug 21 '18 at 12:39

The only way to customise elements of Office 2013 under Windows 10, that I found so far, yet a little bit weird, was to install some missing language pack (Polish in my case).

On contrary to "regular" Office's installer, this language pack's installer offered me a normal "Install now" / "Customise" set of buttons and selecting the second one I managed to uninstall every Office 2013 component that I wanted to get rid off.

Solution as weird as Microsoft itself, but at least works fine.

  • As you can see from Winnil's answer above answer will work only for full-featured version of Microsoft Office. If you have a click-to-run version you're not able to uninstall anything and changes described in my own answer above are most likely ignored / fake. – trejder Aug 21 '18 at 12:40

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