Your PC, laptop and phone loses its charm when it does not have MS office installed in it. The suite includes products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and Access. Each of these programs are used for multiple purposes. Whether it is creating a PowerPoint presentation for your new project, making educational slides for students, creating a worksheet for your clients and even drafting a formal letter or writing your resume, for all the tasks you would require MS Office.
All you need is the Office product key to get started. When it comes to activating your MS Office, you are in a way asking as to where you need to enter the product key.
If you have not yet found the product key, this is because you have not purchased the product yet. You can either buy the MS Office product online or offline. Once you are successful in buying it, you will receive the product key in your mail or on the product itself.
The office setup key is a 25-digit code which can be found behind the retail card or in the inbox. While the CD and DVD form is available for installation, people can buy the product online to get the latest version.
Now that you are aware of the activation code and its uses, let us understand the quick steps to activate it.
The Activation Process for Office 365, 2016, 2019 and 2013
There are many versions of Microsoft Office. You can activate, install and download it on any PC and MAC. Here are the simple steps to follow.
- Firstly, you need to visit www.office.com/setup
- Log in with your Microsoft account. You would need to remember the credentials for logging in because you can sign in later and install/reinstall it.
- Now enter the Office setup key in the blank space.
- Follow the instructions on-screen to complete the redemption process.
For 365 Business Premium
- Visit www.office.com/setupkey
- Now enter the product key without any hyphen and click on next.
- Follow the instructions on-screen to complete the process.
For Office 2010 and 2011 for MAC Users
- Visit microsoft.com/software-download/office
- Now enter the key in the blank space and click on next
- Finally, follow the instructions given on the screen.
During the activation process, it is possible to come across errors. Since you are using technology, it is not free from errors but there is always a solution. The solution is not to call a technician or a professional to fix it. The errors can be fixed without professional help.
We have mentioned the quick fix below!
- My product key is not functional/working
Let us address issues one by one. If you find that the product key is not working, you need to check whether you are typing the right key or not. Check each number and whether or not you have missed a number or character.
In case you have typed the right product key and are still not able to activate it, you need to contact the seller about the validity of the product. It is possible that you have already activated it. Also, it is our humble request to never share the activation code with anybody before you activate it. It is possible that someone may have used it and you have no knowledge about this.
Also, buy the product from a genuine source because some distributors can fool you. You will always get a legit product key with MS Office.
- I am not able to find the product key. Where is it?
Majority of the people are not able to find the activation code which is a common issue. You can simply check the product that you bought offline. It has a card with the 25-digit code on it.
If you have purchased the product online, it will be sent to your email address. Do check whether you had given the right email address because the seller will send it to you via email.
- You can find the product key on the following: The packaging, confirmation email or the Certificate of Authenticity.
Never lose the product key because this is important even after you have used it. You can either keep the packaging safely or you can write down the product key in a notebook or your phone diary.
# Note If you are still not able to access your product key, it is possible that somebody has stolen it or it is a case of fraudulent. If this is the case, you can contact the customer support and raise an issue. However, our advice to you would be to be careful about the code.
If you cannot find the email, check the spam folder or even the trash bin. You will certainly find the setup key.