How to Disable, Uninstall or re-Install OneDrive in Windows 10/8/7 OS.

Last updated on December 13th, 2018

This tutorial contains instructions on how to disable, uninstall or re-install OneDrive in Windows 10/8/7 OS. As you may know, Microsoft's OneDrive app, allows your to easily store your personal files and photos in the cloud in order to be accessible from any device you 're using.

But many users doesn't need OneDrive or experiencing problems with it.

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If you face problems with OneDrive or you want to uninstall or reinstall OneDrive on Windows 10, follow the instructions below.

Part 1. Disable OneDrive at Windows Startup
Part 2. Uninstall OneDrive from Windows.
Part 3. Reinstall OneDrive.

Part 1. How to Prevent OneDrive from Running at Windows Startup. (Windows 10/8/7)

OneDrive comes preinstalled in Windows 10 and by default it's starting at Windows startup. If you want to disable OneDrive to run in the background:

1. Right click at OneDrive icon image from Taskbar and click Settings.

onedrive settings

2. Then uncheck Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows.

disable onedrive startup

 

 

Part 2. How to Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10/8/7 OS.

To completely remove OneDrive from your system, you can use one of the following two methods:

Method 1. Uninstall OneDrive from Control Panel.

1. In Search box, type control panel
2.
Click at Control Panel.

control panel

3. Click Uninstall a program.

uninstall a program

4. Select the Microsoft OneDrive and click Uninstall.

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Notes:
1. If you want to remove also the OneDrive shortcut from Explorer's Sidebar, read this article: How to Remove OneDrive from Explorer Pane.
2. If you want to reinstall OneDrive in the future then read the instructions below.

 

Method 2. Uninstall OneDrive using Command Prompt.

To uninstall One Drive from command prompt:

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do that:

a. In the Search box type: cmd (or command prompt).
b. Right click on the command prompt (result) and select Run as Administrator.

run command prompt as administrator

2. Inside the command prompt window, type the following command according your Windows version and press Enter:

  • If you are using a 64-bit system, type:
    • %Systemroot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

unisntall onedrive

  • If you are using a 32-bit system type:
    • %Systemroot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall

completely remove onedrive

3. You 're done. If you want to reinstall OneDrive in the future then follow the instructions below.  If you want to remove also the OneDrive shortcut from Explorer's Sidebar, read this article: How to Remove OneDrive from Explorer Pane.

 

Part 3. How to Reinstall OneDrive in Windows 10/8/7 OS.

Method 1. Install OneDrive from Local Source.

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do that:

a. In the Search box type: cmd (or command prompt).
b. Right click on the command prompt (result) and select Run as Administrator.

run command prompt as administrator

2. Inside the command prompt window, type the following command according your Windows version and press Enter:

  • If you are using a 64-bit system, type:
    • %Systemroot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe

setup onedrive

  • If you are using a 32-bit system type:
    • %Systemroot%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe

install onedrive

 
Method 2. Download and Install OneDrive from Microsoft .

1. Download OneDrive (Source: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-hk/download/)

2. Open "OneDriveSetip.exe" and follow the onscreen instructions to install OneDrive on your computer.

download microsoft onedrive

 

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