These days, you do not get a CD to install your microsoft office, instead, you just get box that looks like the image above with a product code inside which can be redeemed at office.com/setup and you can get your copy of the software downloaded and installed directly from the internet! The process is very easy and can be completed quickly if the right steps are followed.
When it comes to creating documents or files for work, Microsoft Office is the one-stop solution and has been for a long time. Originally created in 1988, Office has grown to be one of the most used software packages in the world, with over a billion people using it by 2012.
It is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft. The most popular software in the family includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, all of which are used for different reasons.
In this article, we take a look at how to install Microsoft Office using a product key.
Step 1 – Find your Office Product Key
These days when you buy Microsoft Office, you’ll receive a product key from Microsoft. This product key is an alphanumeric consisting of several digits. Find the product key of your Microsoft Office and keep it in a safe place as it is going to be used later.
If you bought your Microsoft office from e-commerce store such as Amazon or a retail store you would have received a box which contains your Micosoft Product Key.
However If have you bought Microsoft Office online, then it might be possible that you’ll receive the key in your email and you should procure it from there. To do that, log in to your email id and check the inbox. Once you find the apt email, copy the product key and be ready.
Keep the product key safe as it is very important and make sure you do not share it with anyone as it might risk the license of your software.
Step 2 – Go to office.com/setup
Now once you’re ready with the key, you might be wondering how you’ll install the program. It is very simple. Instead of relying on sending CDs or DVDs, Microsoft Office can be installed right from the internet.
You need to click on the very first link that appears in the search results. The one which is marked in green. Avoid clicking on any other websites, else you might end up with a phishing scam. (You can notice some of the sites at the bottom of the image that appears shady)
You can also visit the official website by clicking on this link office.com/setup. ( This link will open in a new tab so that you can comeback to this guide and follow rest of the steps.
Step 3 – Sign in or Create a new Microsoft Account
If you, however, do not have a Microsoft Account, you’ll have to create one. It is an easy process, just click on create an account and go through the instructions provided. Once you have an Microsoft account, your office license would be linked to this account so keep that in mind and keep the username and password safely with you as it’ll be required.
Once you have an account ready and registered, we can move on to the next step of this guide.
Step 4 – Enter your Microsoft Office Product key
Once you have logged in to your account or created a new one, you have to enter the product key that you have. As mentioned earlier, you should have your product key ready at this point. Enter the key and proceed towards the next step.
Make sure the product key you entered is correct and without any mistakes. Once you have entered the key correctly and perfectly, you can continue with the next step of this guide.
Step 5 – Download Office
Once you have entered the correct product key, you can begin downloading the software. Follow the on-screen directions and start downloading your registered copy of Microsoft Office.
Once the Microsoft Office installer is downloaded, you have to run it on your computer by clicking on Run and follow the on-screen instructions that appear later. The installer will then start downloading the software.
Step 5 – Follow On Screen Instructions
Once you run the office installer you need to follow on screen instructions that appear on the screen. Let’s walk through them together.
The first screen that you will see after you run the office installer is the image above. Here you need to click on Next
Next screen will give you to accept the privacy statements. choose Use recommended settings. You can choose No thanks. But then No Office :/
On the next step the setup will introduce you to Microsoft OneDrive. If you want to learn about it more you can click on learn more. For now we will click on Next.
Most of the work is now done, We just need to wait for the office setup to go through the installation process.
Step 6 – Finish the Installation Process and Run the Applications
If you are on the window that looks like this then Bravo you have successfully downloaded & installed office using office.com/setup. Now all you need to do is Click on All Done and start using any of the software that comes with the package like Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
The Microsoft Office suite of software is really powerful when it comes to creating documents and presentations or spreadsheets for official work. It is used in offices all over the world and creates professional looking documents.
All software in the Office suite comes with common features such as spell checking and other things. The software suite is one of the most powerful and easy to use suites when it comes to providing a professional working environment. By using Microsoft Office, you are ensuring that all your documents will look proper and professional as you’re using the same software that most offices use.
Filled with great features and abilities, Microsoft Office is one of the foundations of the IT structure in most offices and for most professionals. Come join them and install Microsoft Office using your product key by following this guide and start creating documents which are not just good but great!
Note : If somehow even after following all the steps carefully you still ran into an issue you can contact our advisor and we will be more than happy to help you.