Microsoft Teams has become one of the best collaboration tools for millions worldwide. Microsoft Teams was introduced as a part of the Microsoft 365 product family, which is available for everyone as a free product.
Microsoft introduced Teams as a direct competition tool for Slack. Without a doubt, Microsoft Teams look similar to Slack in terms of all its features and functionality.
In the beginning, Microsoft Teams needed to be installed as a separate product; still, when Microsoft retired Skype for Business and replaced it with Teams, later Microsoft automatically installed a service called Teams Machine-Wide installer on all Microsoft 365 users after Microsoft Teams kept reinstalling on all the Microsoft 365 users even if they chose to uninstall it.
Now Microsoft does not install the Teams Machine-Wide install to all the user’s PC because Microsoft Teams is now included in most of the Microsoft 365 subscriptions and installed through click to run package.
As a Microsoft Teams user from the launch, I have to say Microsoft Teams wasn’t great when it was launched. Step by step, Microsoft improved the functionality and added the required features and some of them through user requests.
So, we had a lot of errors and fixes, but now I have to say Microsoft Teams is in stable condition.
How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Reinstalling
You uninstalled the Microsoft Teams app from your PC by going to the program and features from the control panel. But after the restart, Microsoft Teams keeps reinstalling automatically on your PC. You will be like, what happened! How did Microsoft Teams keep reinstalling automatically when you uninstalled it properly?
If you are a Microsoft 365 user, Microsoft was forcing them to use Microsoft Teams instead of Skype for Business and automatically installing Microsoft Teams on their PC through a service called Teams Machine-Wide Installer. If your PC doesn’t have Teams installed, this service will automatically install Teams even if you have uninstalled Teams thousands of times.
So, our first solution will be to check and uninstall the Teams Machine-Wide Installer service from the PC. To do this, follow the below steps.
Uninstall Teams Machine-Wide Installer
- Press Winkey + R on your Keyboard and Type Appwiz.cpl, press Enter
- In the program and feature windows, check Teams Machine-Wide Installer is installed on your PC
- If available, select the Teams Machine-Wide Installer service
- Click Uninstall to remove Teams Machine-Wide Installer service from your PC
That is it; now Microsoft Teams will not install automatically without your intention unless you installed it. The Teams Machine-Wide Installer is why Microsoft Teams keeps installing on your PC automatically without your intention.
How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically
Are you annoyed with Microsoft Teams from Opening automatically at every startup? Then you are not alone.
Microsoft Teams has now become a part of Microsoft 365 products which means it is included in most Microsoft 365 subscriptions and installed along with the other Microsoft 365 products.
Check out the detailed blog for How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically.
Uninstall Teams Machine Wide Installer using PowerShell
Suppose you are managing multiple computers on your network. In that case, you can use the PowerShell script below to remove the Teams Machine Wide installer service from multiple computers; however, you must run the script in elevated mode (with administrator permission).
Is it Safe to Uninstall Teams Machine-Wide Installer
Yes, Uninstalling the Teams Machine Wide installer will not harm your PC. When you install Microsoft Teams on your PC, Microsoft will automatically install the Teams Machine Wide installer again.
Uninstall Microsoft Teams Completely
Following this article, you can uninstall Microsoft Teams entirely from your device in just 5 minutes. You may want to uninstall Microsoft Teams from your device for many reasons.
Uninstalling Teams is not the same compared to other software introduced by Microsoft.
Check out the detailed blog here How to uninstall Microsoft Teams Completely.
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