So you want to learn how to uninstall Skype for business? It’s easy. In fact it’s a snap if you know what you’re doing. There are several steps that have to be completed in order to completely uninstall Skype and all of its components. In this article we’ll cover the first step of course and then move on to step 2 and the entire process will be over.
The first thing to do is to remove the software from your machine. To do this, open up the control panel by clicking on Start, then Control Panel. Look for the Skype icon in the system tray or on the taskbar. Right click on it, then click on Uninstall. This will bring up the installation procedure for Skype for business via control panel.
Step 3 is to proceed to the next step. On the Skype for business icon, click on the Uninstall button. If prompted by the control panel, click on the “Delete existing programs” check box. Then click on Yes when prompted to confirm that you really want to uninstall it via the registry editor.
Next, we want to move on to the installation of the Skype application itself. The first thing to do here is to go into the control panel and click on Programs and Features. You’ll see two lists here: Tools and Add-Ons. Highlight both of them and then double click on the Install/Uninstall button. A pop up box will appear and ask you to select the exact path of the folder where Skype exists. Simply follow the prompts and remove the software as desired.
If you want to continue using the Skype service through other means, you can go to the Network and Sharing Center (NSC). Under the section entitled “Programs and Features”, click the Downward Arrow button on the far left. This will take you to a page where you can scroll down to the section where it says “Get Microsoft Office Programs”. The NSC program itself will require you to click the “Remove” button in order to completely remove any reference to the Skype for business system. Once this is complete, you’ll be able to continue to access the Microsoft Office program from your system without having to resort to using Skype for business.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, you may want to try and find how to uninstall Skype for business by using third-party software tools. There are a number of programs available online that offer simple instructions on how to get rid of the software. Some of them have free downloads, while others come with price tags. I personally prefer to purchase these tools because they offer features that will make it easier for me to successfully uninstall the program.
In most cases, these tools work in a similar way as the NSC program does. Once you find the tool you want to use, click the “Download” button. You’ll likely be prompted to enter your username and password in order to activate the download. Once the tool finishes downloading, it’ll begin its job of uninstalling all of the files & settings that it has on your computer. From there, you can easily go about trying to uninstall Skype for business via the same process.
These steps are just a few of the many ways you can go about uninstalling Skype for business. While I recommend using the steps outlined above, I’m not saying that you should never use NSC or similar utilities to remove Skype. However, if you’re at all unsure how to uninstall the program via the safest way, I highly suggest going to a site like ParetoLogic and purchasing one of their uninstall programs.