Microsoft Office offers the consumers and businesses a wide array of applications that are easy to access and use. Over the years, the popular productivity suite has been upgraded and updated with new features. Depending on the diverse requirements, a user can select from Office 2000, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2016, and Office 365.

The big tech giant has also launched a new version, Office 2019, lately. This version allows its users to access Office cloud without even connecting to the internet. You can choose from Microsoft Office free version or a paid one. The former includes only the basic applications, whereas the later comes up with all advanced features and regular updates.

Before you start downloading your Office setup, make sure your system meets all the system requirements that have been listed with the Office suite. Additionally, keep your 25-digit Office product key handy by redeeming it through either of these two processes:

Redeeming it via the email ID associated with your MS Office account

  1. Log in to your email ID
  2. Look for the order confirmation email from Microsoft Office
  3. Open the email to find the Office product key
  4. Don’t share it with anyone

Redeeming it from the Office Package

Follow these steps, if you have purchased the Office suite offline from an authorized retail store:

  1. Open the Package
  2. On the back side of the installation CD, you can check the product key
  3. Redeem it now!

Steps to download office setup via

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the 25-digit Office product key
  3. Log in to your Microsoft account
    • Create a new account, if you don’t have one
  4. Hit Download
  5. This will start downloading the Office setup

Steps to install the Office setup

  1. Double-click, click or Run the downloaded Office setup depending on the web browser you are using
  2. You will see an Office installation wizard
  3. Hit Next and then review the license terms and conditions
  4. Click I agree to proceed
  5. Now, click Install and wait until the process completes

Steps to activate Office setup

Choose any of these two methods to activate your Office product:

Via any Office application

  • Open MS Word, MS Excel or any other Office application
  • You will be prompted to activate your Office product by entering the product key
  • Provide the same and click Activate

Via the “Activate your Office product” notification

After the installation, if you are receiving “activate your Office subscription” notification in the notification panel then simply click on that and do the following:

  1. Enter your Office product key
  2. Hit Activate
  3. Wait until the activation finishes!

At any point, if you change your computer system and want to migrate or shift your existing Office subscription to it then you need to perform two processes:

Un-installation of the Office setup from the existing device

  1. Go to the Control Panel:
    • Press Windows + R key together, type Control Panel in the Run window, and Hit Enter / OR
    • Open the Windows menu and Find Control Panel from All Applications
  2. Go to Programs or All Programs
  3. Click Uninstall a Program
  4. Now, search the Office suite installed on your device
  5. Right-click and choose Uninstall
  6. Wait until this process finishes!

Installation of the Office setup to a new device

To install your previously purchased Office subscription on a new device, follow these instructions:

  • Open any web browser
  • Log in to your Microsoft Office account
    • Enter the registered email ID and password to sign in
  • From the list of subscriptions, click download in front of the subscription you want to download to your new device
    • Valid only if you have purchased multiple subscriptions. In the other case, simply click download
  • Follow the aforementioned process for installing and activating your subscription

Important Note- You don’t need a separate Office product key to download your Office setup to a new device.

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