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Remove Skype for business from my Windows 8.1 laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to remove Skype for business from my Windows 8.1 laptop.  Please advise.

    Thanks,

    Ruben

    Saturday, August 22, 2015 3:43 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    If you want to stop running Skype for Business client then remove below highlighted check marks.

    So S4B will not open automatically. Try this and let us know....


    Regards Balu Ilag MCSA, MCITP

    • Marked as answer by rubenmadamba Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:09 AM
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi, this is from W7 but basically is the same in order to provide an screenshot guide, you must follow only this process:

    How to uninstall Skype for Business:

    Since Skype for Business/Lync is part of Office, you will need to remove it from your Office installation by executing a "Change":

    From there you would uninstall Skype for Business by making "Microsoft Lync" or "Skype for Business", "Not Available" depending on your version of Office:

    Different versions of Office may still have various different removal or uninstall methods but the concept is the same.  You have to remove the "Skype for Business" / "Lync" component or in the worst-case scenario, uninstall Microsoft Office.  I can see this being possibly necessary in trial/preview editions.

    Source: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Completely-Uninstall-Skype-For-Business/td-p/3961381

    Regards,


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    Saturday, August 22, 2015 7:37 PM
  • Hi Carlos,

    Thanks for the info.  

    When I clicked Change, I only got the options for Quick Repair or Online Repair.  I did not get the second snapshot below where you're given the option to select Lync or Skype for Business.  BTW, I'm now on Windows 10 now but it shouldn't matter, right?

    Thanks,
    Ruben 
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:38 AM
  • Could you paste here an screenshot to get a better understanding?

    Regards,


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    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:19 PM
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    Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:14 AM
  • Hi,

    There is only one way is to uninstall complete MS Office 2013.

    Control Panel> Programs > Program and Features > MS office professional Pilus 2013-en-us.

    Then install office 2013 again and use Customize option and if you can de-select Skype for Business there.

    If you are using O365 then might you don't have to customize this.

    Regards

    Balu Ilag


    Regards Balu Ilag MCSA, MCITP

    Friday, August 28, 2015 4:30 AM
  • I followed these steps in Windows 10 but it can not complete the uninstall because Skype for Business is still running. I want to remove it because its always running and I can stop it. SO, how do i stop Skype for Business from running so that I can uninstall it. Please Help.
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:37 PM
  • Hello,

    If you want to stop running Skype for Business client then remove below highlighted check marks.

    So S4B will not open automatically. Try this and let us know....


    Regards Balu Ilag MCSA, MCITP

    • Marked as answer by rubenmadamba Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:09 AM
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:48 AM
  • I am having the same issue on Windows 10 as this. No option to selective turn off skype for business.

    Anyone found a solution?

    Friday, February 12, 2016 9:40 PM
  • Thank you!!!!

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:12 PM
  • Could you paste here an screenshot to get a better understanding?

    Regards,


    PLEASE REMEMBER, if you see a post that helped you please click "Vote As Helpful" and if it answered your question please click "Mark As Answered"

    There is still another way from completely remove Office 2013 or Office 2016.  When you are on the uninstall site and about to remove Office click on change instead of remove. After that another Window appears. Then click on disable Skype for Business. That is all and done. 

    Friday, January 26, 2018 11:56 AM
  • Yes. To exit Skype for business (so you can uninstall it), what you do is see the Skype for business login window and click "file" then click "exit". There might be a folder in between like "options" - just try them all until you see the "exit" option and click that. 
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:15 PM
  • Exactly the same problem as Ruben but Office 2019 :(

    Why is it so hard to remove the thing!!??


    Steve

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:43 PM