Doing something wrong is what Microsoft is expert of! This time I found Office 2016 has no way you can select what packages you need what you do not. You just have to install everything you have paid for! Even I paid for Office 2016 Professional Plus, I cannot use Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business (actually I also wanted to get rid of Access and OneNote as well). But there is no way you can un-select them during installation.

I was searching for solution and found Office 2016 Deployment Tool. May be you are thinking what I have thought. This is the tool I was looking for! I am very sorry to tell you that you will be very disappointed just like me. That is just a joke Microsoft did with us. I spent more than 12 hours and could not find any way how I can customise my Office 2016 installation from the installer DVD I have. Then I was just thinking why no one on earth felt my pain and found my Russian brothers have developed something I was looking for.

Office 2013-2016 C2R Install Lite v5.1

Now you may be thinking what is this joke! Well, this is something Microsoft should have made at the first place. This is a toll lets you

  • Download office from Microsoft’s sources
  • Customise what components you want to install
  • Chose your architecture (32bit or 64bit)
  • Remove Office and make the computer clean
  • OK, that’s it. Isn’t it enough to ask for free? 🙂

No, I am not going to write a tutorial on how to use this. Please feel free to help yourself by downloading it and then explore it.

Download Link