Install or reinstall Office through the Home Use Program (HUP)

This topic is for customers who buy Office through their employer's Home Use Program. If you're looking for help installing Office 365 Home, see Download and install or reinstall Office 365, Office 2016, or Office 2013 on your PC or Mac.

If your organization subscribes to the Home Use Program, you can buy Office at a discounted price and install it on a single computer.

Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • Your work email address

  • Some organizations require a 10-digit program code provided by your benefit administrator

  • If you buy DVD or USB drive media, you'll need to get your product key to complete the installation

Tip: The method of purchasing and installing Office through the Home Use Program is unique to this program. You'll want to save any emails you receive from the program, or bookmark this page, in case you ever need to re-install Office on a PC through the Home Use Program. Mac users can reinstall Office by following the instructions in Install Office on your PC or Mac. It's also a good idea to note your product key if you ordered a DVD or USB drive to install Office.

Buy and install Office through the Home Use Program (HUP)

If you have problems with your purchase, see the Home Use Program FAQ.

  1. On microsofthup.com, enter your work email address and select your country. If you're prompted for a program code, enter the program code that was provided by your benefit administrator.

  2. An email from Microsoft HUP will be sent to your work address. Open the email, and select the Buy Now button.

  3. A web page appears that lists the Office products you can buy. You can choose Office Professional Plus for PC, Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac, or both. You might also have the option to buy Project Professional 2016 and Visio Professional 2016 (PC versions only).

  4. Select the Office products you want to buy, and then select Add to Cart.

  5. If you're done adding Office products to your cart, go your Shopping Cart and select Checkout.

  6. On the Billing Information page, enter your billing and payment information, and then select Confirm your order.

  7. On the Confirm Order page, select Complete purchase.

  8. A pop-up window appears so that you can send an email to another email account (such as your personal email) with a link to install Office. Enter an email address that you can access from home and select Send. It's a good idea to save this email for future use, but you don't need it right away unless you plan to install Office on a different computer than the one you're using now.

  9. On the Thank you! page, you'll see the Office products you purchased, their product keys, and Install buttons for each product. If this is the computer where you plan to install Office, select Install to install the 32-bit version of Office.

    Note: To install the 64-bit version of Office, select Download Options.

    Shows the Install button in the Order Details from the Home Use Program

    Otherwise, go to the computer where you plan to install Office, open the email you sent to yourself in the previous step, and then select the Install button in the email.

    Shows the Install button in the email from the Home Use Program
  10. If you need step-by-step instructions to finish the installation process, select from the options below.

  1. Depending on your browser, go to the install pop up that appears and select Run (in Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox) to start the Office installation process.

    Screenshot of browser options: in Internet Explorer click Run, in Chrome click Setup, in Firefox click Save File

    The install begins.

    Window showing progression of Office install
  2. Your install 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.

    Office is installed now. Select Close
  3. Start using an Office application right away by opening any app such as Word or Excel. If you can't find the Office apps, see Can't find Office applications in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7?

  4. If you see the Activate Office window that looks like this, you can close it. There's no need to enter an email address or product key here.

    Shows the Activate Office window
  5. Agree to the License terms by selecting Accept.

    Accept the License Agreement terms by clicking Accept
  6. If you see the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard, follow the prompts to activate Office. If you need help, see Activate Office 365, Office 2016, or Office 2013.

    Shows the Office Activation wizard that might appear after you install Office.

  1. On the Hi. Let's get started page, select Next.

  2. If you have an existing Microsoft account, select Sign in and enter your Microsoft account and password. Otherwise, select Create a new Microsoft account to create a new Microsoft account.

    Remember this email address! This Microsoft account email address and password is now associated with your copy of Office and you'll always use this account to sign in to the My Office Account page (www.office.com/myaccount) to install or reinstall Office for Mac.

  3. On the Confirm your settings page, select your country or region and language, and then select Confirm.

  4. Select the Install button for Microsoft Home and Business 2016 for Mac.

  5. After the download has completed, open Finder, go to Downloads, and double-click Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg (the name might vary slightly).

    The Downloads icon on the Dock shows the Office 365 installer package

    Tip: If you see an error that the Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, wait 10 seconds and then try double-clicking the installer package again. If you are stuck at the Verifying…. progress bar, close or cancel the progress bar and try again.

  6. On the first installation screen, select Continue to begin the installation process.

    First Mac 2016 installation screen with "Continue" highlighted
  7. Review the software license agreement, and then click Continue.

  8. Select Agree to agree to the terms of the software license agreement.

  9. Review the disk space requirements, and then click Install.

  10. Enter your Mac login password, if prompted, and then click Install Software. (This is the password that you use to log in to your Mac.)

    Enter your admin password to begin installing
  11. The software begins to install. Click Close when the installation is finished. If Office installation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office 2016 for Mac.

    Shows the final page of the installation process, indicating that the installation was successful.
  12. To start Office and activate Office, click the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of your apps.

    Shows the Launchpad button in the Dock
  13. Click the Microsoft Word icon in the Launchpad.

    Shows the Microsoft Word icon in a partial view of the Launchpad
  14. The What's New window opens automatically when you launch Word. Click Get Started to start activating. If you need help activating Office, see Activate Office 2016 for Mac. If Office activation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office 2016 for Mac.

    Start activating Word 2016 for Mac

Reinstall Office on a PC through the Home Use Program

If you can't find the email with a link to the Office install, you can access your original order and select the Install button.

Note: You can only re-download or buy additional products if the Software Assurance agreement is still valid and you are an active employee of the company. If you have trouble accessing your order history, see the Home Use Program FAQ.

  1. Go to microsofthup.com.

  2. Select the Order History link in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Enter the work email address that you used to buy Office. This will send an email to yourself that contains a link to your order history.

  4. In the email you receive, select the link to view your order history.

  5. On the Order History web page, select your order number.

  6. On the Order Details web page, select the Install button for Office, Visio, or Project.

    Shows the Install button in the Order Details from the Home Use Program

Reinstall Office on a Mac through the Home Use Program

Follow the instructions in Install Office on your PC or Mac to sign in to www.office.com/myaccount and start the install process on your Mac.

Note: You can only re-download or buy additional products if the Software Assurance agreement is still valid and you are an active employee of the company.

Find your product key to install Office on a PC from a DVD or USB drive

If you ordered an Office DVD or USB drive through the Home Use Program, here's how to find your product key. If you have trouble accessing your order history, see the Home Use Program FAQ.

  1. Go to microsofthup.com.

  2. Select the Order History link in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Enter the work email address that you used to buy Office. This will send an email to yourself that contains a link to your order history.

  4. In the email you receive, select the link to view your order history.

  5. On the Order History web page, select your order number.

    Your product key is listed under Microsoft Office Product Key (FPP) on the Order Details web page.

    Shows the Install button in the Order Details from the Home Use Program
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