Microsoft Team is a place where a group of people can collaborate and communicate. Being said that, it is not that an effective place. There are a few problems with Team like if you want to log in through Edge or Internet Explorer, then it consistently crashes. If anyone changes the setting of their conference ID from dynamic to static, then they will not be able to use Team. 

Due to these, and many other problems, many people prefer to uninstall the Team to clear up space on their computers. However, it is seen that with the regular uninstall process, the Team gets reinstalled after the rebooting of the computer. So, now the question arises how the Microsoft Teams uninstall should be done? As you have gathered by now that you cannot do it by a  regular method. 

Procedure to do Microsoft Teams uninstall successfully

As you cannot do the uninstalling in a regular way, you have to take some different approaches:-

1. With the help of PowerShell script

You have to click on the Windows Icon and write “PowerShell” to perform the search. Then, form the search result, run administrator by right-clicking on PowerShell. After that, you have to write the following command for running the script: “Ser-ExecutionPolicyRemoteSigned”. After that, you have to press Enter. Next, write “A” and then hit Enter. 

Lastly, in PowerShell, you have to copy the given script:

# Removal Machine-Wide Installer – This needs to be done before removing the .exe below!

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object {$_.IdentifyingNumber -eq “{39AF0813-FA7B-4860-ADBE-93B9B214B914}”} | Remove-WmiObject

#Variables

$TeamsUsers = Get-ChildItem -Path “$($ENV:SystemDrive)Users”

$TeamsUsers | ForEach-Object {

Try {

if (Test-Path “$($ENV:SystemDrive)Users$($_.Name)AppDataLocalMicrosoftTeams”) {

Start-Process -FilePath “$($ENV:SystemDrive)Users$($_.Name)AppDataLocalMicrosoftTeamsUpdate.exe” -ArgumentList “-uninstall -s”

}

} Catch {

Out-Null

}

}

# Remove AppData folder for $($_.Name).

$TeamsUsers | ForEach-Object {

Try {

if (Test-Path “$($ENV:SystemDrive)Users$($_.Name)AppDataLocalMicrosoftTeams”) {

Remove-Item –Path “$($ENV:SystemDrive)Users$($_.Name)AppDataLocalMicrosoftTeams” -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction Ignore

}

} Catch {

Out-Null

}

}  

This will solve your problem to uninstall or disable Microsoft Teams.

2. Delete the cache

Deleting the caches of the Teams can also solve your problem. First, you have to open the ‘Task Manager’ by pressing ‘Ctrl + Alt + Delete’ simultaneously. After that, locate Microsoft Teams, and select ‘End Task’ for it. Then, you have to open ‘File Explorer’, and in the location box, you have to write the command “%Microsoftteams”.

Now, you have to delete the files from these folders: tmp folder, Local Storage folder, IndexDB folder, GPUCache folder database folder Cache folder Application Cache. After this, you can now uninstall Microsoft Teams and it will never install on its own. This is one of the best ways of how to uninstall Microsoft Teams.   

3. Uninstall “Microsoft Team” and “Team Machine-Wide Installer”

Uninstalling the  “Microsoft Teams” as well as the “Team Machine-Wide Installer” is the only way you can take to uninstall it permanently. The ‘Machine-Wide installer will make the Teams install each time you reboot your computer if you uninstall only the “Microsoft Teams”. 

So, to start the uninstalling process, you have to go to ‘Settings’. After that, you have to select the option of ‘Apps’. Within this option, click on the ‘Apps & features” option. Now, you have to type ‘Teams’ in the search bar and press enter. After that, select each of the Microsoft Team and Teams Machine-WIde Installer and uninstall them. 

To install both of these, you can use the Control Panel as well. You have to open the Control Panel. Then you have to the ‘Programs’ option, and then ‘Uninstall a Program’. Within ‘Uninstall a Program’, you have to type “Teams” in the search bar. After you see both the items in the search result, uninstall both of them. 

After this process, when you will log in to your computer, you won’t see Team being reinstalled again. It will never install on its own until you install it yourself. 

4. Disable Microsoft Teams

Now, you know how to uninstall Microsoft Teams. But, what if you do not want to uninstall it, but rather just disable Microsoft Teams. Some users, who have subscriptions for Office 365, Microsoft Teams get automatically installed on their computers. Whenever they open their computer, Team automatically starts up. But, this can be prevented by making the Team startup program to disable. 

In Windows 10, you can now disable Microsoft Teams, no matter if you are a user of Teams or not. You have to open the ‘Settings’ option and then go to the ‘Apps’ option. Then in the Apps, you have to select ‘Startup’.

Then, you have to search for “Microsoft Teams”. When you will find Microsoft Teams, you will see a switch beside it. You simply have to turn it off. This will disable Microsoft Teams, and you will never see it launch again unless you turn the switch back On. 

Conclusion

I hope that you understood the process of how to uninstall Microsoft Teams, and also the procedure to disable Microsoft Teams. These are very simple processes and you will be able to do it with ease. Now, it is up to you, whether you want to disable it or uninstall it completely.