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Download and install or reinstall Office on a PC

Sign in to download Office

  1. Go to www.office.com and if you’re not already signed in, select Sign in.
  2. Sign in with the account you associated with this version of Office. This account can be a Microsoft account, or work or school account. I forgot the account I use with Office
  3. After signing in, follow the steps that match the type of account you signed in with.
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    1. From the Office home page select Install Office. Screenshot of Office.com home page after signing in
    2. Select Install (or depending on your version, Install Office>).
    3. Select Office apps to begin the installation.
  4. This completes the download of Office to your device. To complete the installation, follow the prompts in the “Install Office” section below.

Install Office

  1. Depending on your browser, select Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox). If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes. The install begins. Shows the progress dialog box that appears when Office is installing
  2. Your install is finished when you see the phrase, “You’re all set! Office is installed now” and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Select Close. Office is installed now. Select Close

Installation or sign in issues?

If you’re having an installation issue such as Office taking long to install, try Need help? for a list of common issues.

Activate Office

  1. To open an Office app, select the Start button (lower-left corner of your screen) and type the name of an Office app, like Word. If you have Windows 8.1 or 8.0, type the name of an Office app on the Start screen. Can’t find your Office apps?
  2. To open the Office app, select its icon in the search results.
  3. When the Office app opens, accept the license agreement. Office is activated and ready to use.