Download and install Office using Office 365 for business on a PC

If your work or school uses Office 365, you can install it after signing in to Office 365 for business in your browser.

The following steps describe how to install the version of Office your admin assigned to you on a PC. For other versions of Office, including Office 2016 for Mac, see the section below Install other versions of Office, Project Pro or Visio Pro.

Download and install Office on a PC (laptop, desktop, or 2-in-1)

Note: If you're unable to sign in following the steps below you may be signing in to the wrong Office 365 service, see Where to sign in to Office 365. If you have Office 365 Home, Personal, or University, or a one-time purchase of Office such as Office Home & Business 2016, see Download and install or reinstall Office on your PC.

  1. Sign in to Office 365, at http://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx.

    If you don't see Office listed, your plan probably doesn't include Office applications. If you know your plan includes Office, you may not have a license assigned, see What Office 365 product or license do I have? If Office is not listed ask your Office 365 administrator to assign a license to you.

  2. On the Office page, go to the version of Office you want to install. For example, your admin may have given you the option to install Office 2016 or Office 2013.

    If you have a choice, select which version of Office you want to install, select a language, and then select Install.

    Important: The process that installs Office 2016 also uninstalls all Office 2013 products. As you might expect, Word 2013, Excel 2013, and the rest of the Office suite are uninstalled. Also, if a computer has InfoPath 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013, or certain versions of Visio 2013 or Project 2013 installed, installing Office 2016 also uninstalls those programs. You won’t be able to reinstall them. See "Stop, you should wait to install Office 2016" error or How do I reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade.

  3. Select a Language, and then choose Install to install the 32-bit version.

    Note: To install the 64-bit version, choose 64-bit in the Version section before you choose Install. If you're uncertain, try Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office for more information.

  4. Depending on your browser, go to the install pop-up that appears and click Run (in Internet Explorer) Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).

    Browser options: in Internet Explorer click Run, in Chrome click Setup, in Firefox click Save File
  5. The install begins.

    Window showing progression of Office install
  6. Your install of Office 2016 is finished when you see the phrase, You're all set! Office is installed now and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Follow the instructions in the window, for example Click Start > All Apps to see where your apps are, and select Close.

    Office is installed now. Select Close
  7. Start using an Office application right away by opening any app such as Word or Excel. In most cases, Office is activated once you start an application and after you agree to the License terms by clicking Accept.

    Accept the License Agreement terms by clicking Accept

Next step   

Now that you’re done installing Office, the next thing you may want to do is set up your email in Outlook.

I installed 2016 but want to go back to 2013

If you chose to install 2016, but decide you want to go back to 2013, see Reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade using Office 365 for business.

Install other versions of Office, Project Pro or Visio Pro

If you're trying to install...

Follow these install steps

Office 2016 for Mac using Office 365 for business

Download and install Office 2016 for Mac using Office 365 for business

Project for Office 365

Install Project

Visio Pro for Office 365

Install Visio

Office 365 Home, Personal, or University, or a one-time purchase of Office such as Office Home & Business 2016

Download and install or reinstall Office on your PC

Download and install or reinstall Office 2016 for Mac

Need help?

If you can't complete the install after going through these steps, see Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365, or choose one of the following Support resources.

Get help from the Office 365 community forums Admins: Sign in and create a service request Admins: Call Support

See Also

Download and install Office 2016 for Mac using Office 365 for business

How do I reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade using Office 365 for business?

Why would I install a different version of Office?

What Office 365 product or license do I have?

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