How to Install Office on Windows

Office Setup is something that you should have on your laptop or PC. But installing the software is sometimes very tricky and can get confusing. You need not worry. Today in this blog I am going to give you a complete step by step guide on how to install Office Setup on Windows. 

Office 365 gives you access to full application. You can use the software across devices, it gives you extra online space as well. And the best part is you can use the software virtually from anywhere. You only need to have your credentials and login details in place. 

Step by Step Guide to Install Office on Windows from the website:

Follow these steps and I am sure you will be able to install the software without any problem. I am assuming that you already have the product key, if not you need to get the key first. Let us begin with the installation steps then. 

Step 1: 

The first thing that you need to do is log in to your Microsoft account. If you have been using any of these Microsoft services such as, OneDrive, Xbox Live or Skype, you already have an account. 

If not, you can always click on the create account button and make a new Microsoft account. 

Enter your email id, phone or skype id. Type in your password and log in.  

Step 2:

After signing in you need to enter your product key and then click on next. You can find your product key at the back of your product card or on the receipt. Once you are done with the product key, you can activate Office on other devices with your log in details. You do not have to enter the product key every time. After entering your product key. It will ask you for your Country/Region and your language. Fill in the details and click ‘Next’.

Step 3:

Next, you will be redirected to the Services & Subscription page. Here at the right corner of the page, you will see an ‘Install’ tab. Click it and your Microsoft Office installation process will begin. Once it is done you can then access it on other devices with your Microsoft log in id and password.

These were three simple steps to install Microsoft Office on Windows from the official website if you have your product key. Now let us have a look at the steps to install the software manually. For this, you will need the .exe file and the product key.

Step by Step Guide to Manually Install Office on Windows:

Step 1:

Before you install the Office Setup, you need to uninstall any old version or any trial version that you have been using. To remove/uninstall the setup follow these steps:

  • Go to the control panel on your system. 
  • Click on Add/Remove Programs.
  • Locate the office setup.
  • Double click on the Office software.
  • Follow the instruction to uninstall.

Step 2: 

Before installing the Office setup, you need to update your Windows to the latest version. Once the update is finished you can install the software. To update Windows, follow these steps:

  • Go to the START menu
  • Click All Programs
  • Click the Windows Update Link
  • Download and update Windows.

Step 3:

  • Go to .exe download file (C:\Users\Your Username\Downloads). 
  • Open the folder for the Windows version (32bit – 64bit). 
  • Then double click on the setup.exe file. 
  • Read the licence agreement and click on the ‘I Agree….’ checkbox.
  • Click Continue

Step 4:

Click the ‘Install Now’ tab. If you have not uninstalled any old or trial version, when you reach this stage, instead of the Install Now button, you will see an ‘Upgrade’ button here.

Step 5:

After the installation is done click the ‘Close’ button.

Installation of the Office Setup is complete. Now comes the activation part.

Step 1:

  • Go to the START menu.
  • Click on the All Programs > Microsoft Office
  • Then click on any program (Excel, Access, etc) and open it.

Step 2: 

  • When you click on any program, the Activate Office window will pop up.
  • Click on the ‘Enter a product key instead’.
  • Enter the ‘Product Key’ and click ‘Continue’.
  • Next, you will see 3 options – Use recommended settings, Install updates only, Ask me later.
  • Make sure you select the ‘Use recommended settings’ option. 
  • Then click the ‘Accept’ button.

Step 3:

On the next window, you will see a Welcome to your new Office note by Microsoft. 

Click on the ‘Next’ button.

Step 4:

Select the background theme that you want for your Office Setup. Choose from the option list under the tagline ‘How would you like your office to look?’

After selecting the theme, click ‘Next’.

Step 5:

If you want to associate the office setup with the Microsoft account so that you can access your files from anywhere on any device, follow these steps:

  • Click Sign In 
  • Select the type of account you want
  • Sign In, if you already have a Microsoft account. 
  • If you do not have an account, you can always create one by clicking the ‘Sign Up Now’ button. 
  • Create your account

Step 6:

If you do not want to sign in and associate your software with the Microsoft account, you can skip step 5 and click on ‘No thanks, maybe later’. 

Step 7:

Click on the ‘All done’ and your Office Setup is all ready to use on your computer.

So, this was a complete step-by-step guide on how to install Office Setup on windows. I have shared both the steps if you want to install it from the Microsoft site or want to manually install it for your convenience. Do share your views in the comment box below. You can also add if I might have missed any step. And feel free to reach out if you face any issues while installing Office Setup.

Where to enter your Office product key?

Steps to Download Microsoft Office

Different versions of Microsoft Office are available like Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013 Office for PC and Mac, Office for Home & Business, Office Professional, and individual Office apps. You can download and install any of this as per your requirements.

If you are installing Microsoft Office for the first time, you will have to follow these pre-installation steps:

Office 365 For Home:

If you have purchased or downloaded the Office for home, it will have a unique product code. Before installing Office 365, you will have to redeem the product key.

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your existing MS account or create a new Microsoft account. 
  3. Enter your product key and redeem it. 
  4. By redeeming your product key, your Microsoft account will be added to MS office.

You only have to redeem the product key once. If you renewing or reinstalling Office 365 for home with a new product key, use the same account details to log in, which you used during installing the previous version.

Office For Business

If the office for business has a desktop version, you will be able to install the application only after you have the license. Your organisation or the concerned person will assign you a license for your desktop, only then you will be able to install it.

Once your license is verified, you can install or reinstall Office for business anytime on your desktop.

Steps To Install Office On your PC

  1. Go the official site of Microsoft –
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  3. After signing in you can proceed further according to your account type:
  • Select Install Office from the home page or
  • Select Install office depending on the version you want.
  1. If you have signed in with a school or work account select from the below, according to your account type.
  • From Office home page, select Install Office apps
  • To start the installation select Office 365 apps.

5. The download will start.

Steps to download Office is same for PC and Mac.

Steps to Install Microsoft Office

  • Open the downloaded file. You can find the file by opening Finder, click downloads and double click the downloaded file. 
  • In the pop-up window, click “Continue” to begin the installation.
  • Check the “I Agree” checkbox to agree to the license agreement and click “Continue”.
  • Check the instalment location. If you don’t have enough space, you can change the location and then click “Install”.
  • After the installation is finished, click on the “Close” button.

The Unique Product key is required at the beginning before the installation. Like stated earlier, you will have to redeem the key if your are installing it for the first time. Below are the steps that will show you where you have to enter your product key. 

  1. Open this page
  2. Enter your credentials for Microsoft account and click next.
  1. Next, you will be redirected to ‘Enter Your Product Key’ window.
  1. Enter the Product key that you have. If your product key is valid, you will be redirected to the download setup files window. If your key is not valid, you will see an error like the shown below.
  1. If your key is valid for other versions of Office like Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office for Mac, you will be redirected to this page. There you can enter your product key and download the right version. 

These were the steps to download and install different Microsoft Office Suits according to your requirements. And the steps on how to redeem your product key and where to enter your Office product key.

How can I check if the Microsoft office key is genuine?


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<br>Any software installation on your PC or laptop requires a product key. The product key is the unique code generated especially for you. This ensures that only you are using the software. One product key can be used only once for that particular software. <br><br>However, being in the online world, the intelligent minds found an alternative for this too and started using the software without buying ar legally installing it. This, of course, created a mess for the software generators. <br><br>To avoid this misuse and tackle the situations, companies started to promote the subscription module, instead of the purchasing module. Different software companies started advertising for monthly, quarterly and yearly subscription, instead of giving the complete ownership. <br><br>This step was taken to stop software counterfeiting. Giants like Adobe and Microsoft also do not sell a license for the apps and software. They are also promoting subscription-based models. Though you can still buy a licenced version with a product key, however, this is not much suggested. <br><br>This new subscription model led to t=misunderstanding amongst the users, They thought that they could no longer buy the product key from Microsoft or, the product key that they have is no longer genuine. This misconception led them to third party sellers for product keys. One major risk in this was, not all third-party vendors sold genuine key.<br><br>Therefore, I came up with this blog. Today I am going to list down the steps on how to check if the Microsoft Office key is genuine.<br><br>

  • When You Need Microsoft Office Key?

    You will require the Microsoft product key when you are installing office for the first time on your PC or laptop. Or you may also need it if you are updating or reinstalling Office. There are two ways through which you might have got your Microsoft Office. 

    1- Either you bought it from a store
    2- You purchased it from online Microsoft site.microsft-office-setup

  • In both cases, you will get a product key. If you bought Office through an online site, you need to do the following steps:

    1- Open the official Microsoft site –

    2- In the upper right corner, you can see the Sign-in option. Enter the login id and password you used while buying the product.

    3- After signing in click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and then select Order History.

    4- Locate your purchase and click Install Office. When you click this, it will not actually install office, but only show you the product key. 

    5- When the product key window appears, click on Install Office again.

    6- Next window will show you a welcome message “Hi. Let’s get your office” do as prompted, enter the product key and install office.

  • This Microsoft Office key will be genuine because it was generated on the official Microsoft Store online site. 

    If you bought Office from a local store, you need to follow the following steps to install office:

    1- Start the Office app that you have purchased. You will be redirected to the sign-in window.

    2- In the sign-in window, select “I don’t want to sign-in or create an account”.

    3- In the next window, just enter your product key and office product installation process will begin.

    Now, comes the point on 


  • How to Check if the Product Key is Genuine?

    These simple steps will help you to check if the Microsoft Office key is genuine or not.

    1- Open this page
    2- Enter your credentials for Microsoft account and click next.
    Next, you will be redirected to ‘Enter Your Product Key’ window.

    Enter the Product key that you have. If your product key is valid, you will be redirected to the download setup files window. If your key is not valid, you will see an error like the shown below.

    If your key is valid for other versions of Office like Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office for Mac, you will be redirected to this page. There you can enter your product key and download the right version. 

  • Be aware of fraud sellers. Trust only the authentic site to purchase not just Microsoft but any software or apps.
  • How can I check if the Microsoft office key is genuine?
  • Microsoft will never directly prompt that the product key is not genuine. However, if you have been cheated and given an invalid key, it will always show an error. The chances are high that you are counterfeited if you see this error message. 

    If you have purchased Office from a known retailer, there are chances that you can go back to the store, report about the fake key and get the right one. However, getting it to change or hoping for a refund will be useful, if you purchased the product from any random online seller. 

    It is always advised to buy software and app from the authentic Microsoft store website. The possibilities of getting a fake key are almost none. However, if for any reasons you are unable to purchase it from the main site, try to buy it from a known and reliable vendor. 

    An even better way is to go for the Subscription model and renew your license as per your requirement. This is a much safer way because – One – you have zero possibility of being counterfeited by fake vendors. Two – you have the flexibility of renewing or cancelling your subscription on a monthly or yearly basis as per your needs.