How to Uninstall or Disable Lync in Windows 7

I sense a situation where you have Microsoft Office 365 Professional or Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 or 2013 edition and because of that you also have Lync installed in your computer. Now you’re into a situation where you need to join a meeting at home or some place outside, but since you’re not at office network, you cannot join a meeting using Lync Software or you never use it for meeting. And whenever you hit a meeting url, Lync captures it and then you’re unable to join the meeting because of obvious reasons. Since Lync comes in a non-separable package, you cannot get rid of it either. So, let’s find out how to disable or uninstall Lync completely.

Solution 1

First let’s try the way where you may don’t get into the hassle of uninstalling Lync completely from your computer as you might be requiring that at office. So, for stopping Lync for capturing your meeting links, you can force the browser to open the link in browser itself. For doing so, copy your meeting link from the source you have and paste it in address bar of browser and at the end of url, manually add

to it and press enter. Now Lync will not be able to capture the meeting link.

Disable the Lync for Starup

Open Task Manager > Startup Tab

Now Open Lync > Open Lync Options > Personal Page

Solution 3 (Removing Lync Completely)

Still Give you Luck a Try:

Locate Office 365 or the Office Version or Edition you have.

When Office Setup dialog box opens, click Add or Remove Features and click Next.

Click on plus sign (+) to expand all available options with Microsoft office installation.

Click on drop down arrow of Microsoft Lync and select Not Available.

If you’re using Windows 10, then the only option you get is of Uninstall. Hence Solution 4 is for you guys.

If above solution is not applicable for you, as i assume for most of you, it won’t be. Then it’s easy to assume that you installed Microsoft Office 2013 Professional plus using Click2run setup which install the office in background. So you don’t get to choose or customize any option during Office installation.

To download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office 365 offline installer, go to this link at Microsoft office website. Login with your account (that account with which your office license is associated) and you’ll be redirected to “My Office Account” page. (Screenshots given below are from Office 365 Personal account)

Install office 365 Personal
Language and install options

Select Language from drop down menu and then click Additional Install Options.

Now Click Download Offline Installer.

This shall start downloading of an .img file which would be complete offline installer of Office Professional Plus.

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