How to Install MS Office Setup
Now that you know exactly what MS Office and its setup are all about, it’s time to focus on how to get it running on your computer. The installation is quite straightforward and involves the following steps:
Step 1: MS Account Sign in The MS Office setup program is on their official website. Go to office.com/setup and do sign in with your MS account. It can be your personal account or that belonging to your school or business. If you don’t have one, you can easily create an account.
Step 2: Select Install to Start Downloading Once you are signed in, select Install Office. The 64-bit version is the default version which after selecting a language, will start downloading. If your computer has a 32bit system, you can select the 32bit version. For Office 365, simply sign in, select Install MS Office Apps and then select Office.
Step 3: Run the Downloaded MS Office Setup file once the download is complete, open the file and run the setup program. Your computer will request permission for the installation to be done and once you select yes’ the program will be installed. Install MS Office
Follow the prompts during the installation. Once the installation is complete, you can close the installer by clicking on the close’ button that pops up after a successful installation. You can access the office applications from your apps list by going to the MS Office group or by searching for the apps in your Start Menu.
Note: Although there are countless websites online offering free versions, cracked versions and other alternatives to the official download site, ensure you get your copy from the official website office.com/setup. It protects you from violation of legal terms, vulnerability to malware and viruses and lets you enjoy support from the dedicated MS team.
How to Activate MS Office Setup
Now you are all set up to enjoy the many features and all you need to do is to activate MS Office. Depending on how you obtained your copy of MS Office, you can activate it as follows:
Sign In to Activate If you installed your copy using the steps listed above, the activation is quite straightforward. Purchasing MS office in the online store prior to installation only requires
signing in to activate. Start the application you need to use and when asked to sign in to activate, sign in with your MS account and it will be activated.
Sometimes, there may be a one-time activation wizard that pops up when you start your app for the first time. Simply follow the prompts in the wizard and you will be up and running in no time. You can also enjoy a one month free trial on some versions of Office but be sure to activate before it expires.
Online Store Purchase You can purchase the license from office.com/setup where you receive the activation key upon payment. Follow the on-screen prompts which will activate your copy through your account and once you sign in when using your Office applications, they will be activated.
Product Key on Installation Disc For the users who purchase the MS Office product on installation discs, the product key comes within the package. Check to ensure the activation key is not already scratched/revealed during the purchase. Some versions may need typing in the activation key before installation begins while some will be activated upon completion of the installation.
Pre-Installed MS Office If you purchased your computer that has Office pre-installed, activation is slightly different. The devices are mostly those running the Windows 10 operating system.
Open one of the Office apps and go to activation. You will be directed to a Buy Office screen whose instructions you can easily follow to get your copy activated. If you have bought the product key from the official website, simply select the option on the activation wizard that needs the product key and you will be done.
One common feature with newer versions of MS Office is the central role played by the MS account. The account not only allows you to access and use a wide array of MS products but also makes it easier to manage them. For instance, to easily activate the product, just head on to www.office.com/setup and after signing in, go for the buy office option. After you install MS Office, sign in with your account and it’s activated right away. All the best as you join the great many Office users.