How to download and install Microsoft Office?

Microsoft Office is available for download at office.com/setup at a premium, which is reasonably priced for the quantity and quality of applications you get. Microsoft Office is arguably the best suite of business software applications that you can acquire for personal or business use.

To make it even better, there are versions for both PC and Mac, enabling you to continue using the same applications regardless of the hardware you use. Setting up this software can be simplified into the following steps:

1. Install Microsoft Office on PC

Office setup for PC slightly differs from the setup process for Mac. The following steps will guide you through a PC setup.

A. Sign in

Before any software installation, you must have the software file on your drive. For a Microsoft Office download, you will need to start by signing in at MS Office Setup using the following steps:

  • On the website www.office.com/setup, click on sign in and use your Microsoft account.
  • Click on create a new account if you do not have one and fill in the details. However, if you use Microsoft services such as Skype, Outlook, One Drive or Xbox live, your associated Microsoft account can be used to sign in at this step.

You have the option of resetting your password if you forgot or if you have any troubles signing in.

B. Enter the Product key

After you successfully sign in, the next step is to activate your MS Office subscription. You will need a 25 characters alphanumeric key that has the following format: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. This Product key can be found on the backside of the Office product you bought or on its receipt.

  • Enter the Product key. This key should not have been used/ redeemed before for it to be accepted. If you have already used it, proceed to www.office.com/myaccount and follow the instruction to manage your account, activate your license then download Office.
  • If the key is accepted, select your country or region.
  • Select your language.

C. Install Office

  • Click the "download now" button.
  • Save the file to a suitable location on your PC.
  • Double-click on the Office icon to begin installation.
  • Enter the same Product key used above again.
  • Follow the on screen instructions to complete installation and begin using any of the office packages.

Installation errors are quite rare but if you encounter them, installation instructions as well as minimum system requirements for MS Office can be found at office.com/setup

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2. Install Microsoft Office on Mac

The Office setup for Mac follows the same steps as in PC setup, beginning with sign in at www.office.com/setup.

A. Sign in

Sign in at the above link with your Microsoft email and password then proceed to the next step. You can still use your Xbox, One Drive, Skype or outlook account to sign in during this step.

B. Enter the Product key

The next step is to enter the unique 25 characters alphanumeric key. This should be the first time you redeem it for it to be accepted. Otherwise, go to www.office.com/myaccount and reactivate your license using the already used Product key.

In case you get overwhelmed, you can get instant live support from our experts. You will get more information as well as support contact numbers for the USA/Canada, UK and Australian regions.

C. Install Office

This is where the setup process slightly differs from the PC one.

  • After you click on the "download now" button, the setup file will be downloaded as a pkg file, instead of an exe file, which is the case in Windows PCs. Save this in a suitable location then proceed to download.
  • After the file is fully downloaded, double-click on the Office icon to begin installation.
  • Enter the Product key used above then follow the on screen instructions to complete the process.

How to check whether your Office product is correctly activated?

You can confirm whether your MS Office suite is activated by following these steps.

  • Open any Office application, for instance MS Excel.
  • Click on the file menu, followed by account on the drop down menu.
  • You should see a "Product Activated" text just below the Office icon. If not, you probably messed up somewhere during installation (most likely when entering the product key).


This whole process is very easy when using either platform. However, if you encounter any errors along the way, it is good to have reliable support such as the one provided in office.com/setup. The Q and A's in this as well as the support websites mentioned above will ensure you have your office software up and running in a very short time.

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