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Completely Uninstall Skype For Business (aka Lync) – Skype Community

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/05

I don’t need Skype (aka Lync) on all my VMs, for enough reasons (obnoxiously getting in the way even when not configured, downloading updates even though not used, taking up space, etc).

Removing it through appwiz.cpl is more than just a single step. The reason is that Skype can be part of Office and – despite the updates being called Skype – can be listed as the Lync component in Office.

So the removal is as follows:

  1. Run appwiz.cpl
  2. Select the Microsoft Office version you have installed
  3. Right click, then choose Change
  4. Choose “Add or Remove features” then “Continue”
  5. Choose the dropdown left of “Microsoft Lync” or “Microsoft Office”, then click “Not Available” and click “Continue”
  6. Wait for the removal to proceed, then click “Close”


via: Solved: Completely Uninstall Skype For Business – Skype Community

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