Office Setup Activation Guide

This is a full guide on how to activate, download and install your new Office Suite.

The products shown below are just examples and not necessarily the product you will receive.

  1. Pick Your Microsoft Account

    Go to setup.office.com, sign in using your existing Microsoft account you want the product to be linked to, or create a new one.

  2. Enter Your Key

    Enter your 25 character CD key supplied by us, select your country or region, and select your language.

  3. Product Key Confirmed

    Click next and it will confirm your product key and the product you will get

  4. Download Now

    Click the download now button and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Download now

  5. Uninstall Old Office Suites

    Before installing your new Office suite you should fully uninstall any old Office suites on the computer. Old Office Suites have a tendency to conflict and cause issues with a new installation, so it is best to remove them beforehand.

    Steps to uninstall Office for Windows PC
    Steps to uninstall Office for Mac

  6. Installation

    Run the installer file that was downloaded to your computer and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If you get an error message saying “Sorry it looks like you’re on a slow connection…”, Office is taking a really long time to install, or it appears to hang during the install, you may want to cancel the installation and try the troubleshooting solutions.

  7. Installation Complete

    Your install is finished when you see “You’re all set! Office is installed now”, an animation sometimes plays showing you where to find the Office applications.

  8. Final Step

    This only applies to Office 2016 Suites or older. Upon opening an Office App for the first time you will be asked to activate your product with the Office Activation Wizard.

    Select “I want to activate the software over the Internet”, and then select next. Follow the prompts to complete the activation.

    If the internet activation fails, try the “I want to activate the software by telephone” and then select next. Follow the prompts to complete the activation.

    Office Activation Wizard