Say hello to MS Office in your PC, laptop or MAC! In today’s world, it comes handy because you have enough number of tasks on your hand. Whether it is drafting a letter on Word, making a spreadsheet for office work on Excel or creating a PPT for your students to help them understand the concept of ‘Ape to Man’ phase. In a nutshell, the Microsoft Office suit of product is useful and everyone should have it. If you ask us, it is the soul of your system and without these, you can only watch movies and check mails!
If you have not invested in the product as of yet, you can buy it online or offline. Make sure you keep the activation code handy. Before we proceed, you must know that when you buy the product, you would get a 25-digit activation code. This ensures that the product is legit and you are getting a unique code for activation. It looks like this – XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. When you possess a product key, it is just a way of saying that your product has not been used by anyone else. It will have alphabets and numbers which you would need to type in the blank space.
Before downloading, understand the prerequisites because this will ensure smooth download of MS Office. You can download Office setup as long as you possess the activation code, but there are some other requirements which need to be fulfilled.
- Make sure that you have uninstalled or removed any of the old version of Office from your computer or laptop. If you already have a version of it on your system, it may clash with the new installation. There may be licensing issues and conflicts which you can avoid simply by removing the old version.
- The operating system needs to be updated.
- A strong internet connection is recommended. Never download and install with a feeble internet connection because that could cause hindrance.
- RAM Space should be a minimum of 2 GB.
- Hard Disk space should be at least 600 MB.
- X64-bit or x84-bit processor is required.
Let us cut to the chase and tell you the simple steps of downloading MS Office.
The Straight-Forward Steps to Download MS Office
- Firstly, you need to visit office.com/setup
- Once you visit the page, you will see ‘Hi. Let’s get your Office’. This is the sign in page where you either need to click on ‘sign in’ or ‘create account’. If you already have an account on Microsoft, login with the credentials.
- If you do not possess an account on Microsoft, create account by using details such as your number or creating a new email address and password. Once you have successfully given the details, you will get a confirmation/verification link on your number or email address.
- Do note that if you have a Skype, Outlook or Xbox Live account, you can login with these credentials and go to the next step.
- Log into your account and enter the product key. This 25-digit code is printed on the product itself or sent to you via email. The code contains numbers and alphabets which you need to type in the blank space.
- Once you have activated the product key, you can now get your product by clicking on the download link. You will see different instructions on-screen as per the browser you are using. Follow the instructions and double click on the downloaded file to start the installation.
- The steps to download and install are fairly simple! Once you have logged in and activated the product key, it becomes simple to download and install the product. What about the download/installation errors?
In case you find any errors along the way, you are not following some steps correctly. Retry and check whether you have written the right product key or not. Sometimes, the patrons use the wrong product key. Without this, you cannot download and install the product.
Do ensure that have followed all the steps correctly. Always keep the activation key safe with you, it will be available in your inbox or the product. You could write down the key in a notebook to keep it handy! In case the key is not working, you will not be able to download. If you are unsure as to why the key is not working, someone may have stolen it which is why it is blocked for use.
The download process does not take a lot of time, but a slow internet connection could cause hindrance. Download and install the product only when the system requirements are met! Also, creating an account and signing in does not take a lot of time or effort. Just log in to office.com/myaccount and get your Office today!