Use the Office 2016 offline installer

If you're having problems with slow speed or unreliable connections, you can download an offline installer file to install Office. You need to be connected to the internet to download this installer file, but once that's done, you can then install Office offline on a PC at your convenience.

Check your plan

The steps below differ if your Office product is part of an Office for home or Office for business plan so you need to select the correct tab for your product.

Office for home

If your product is one of the following Office 365 subscriptions or one-time purchase versions of Office, you have an Office for home product. These products are usually linked to a personal Microsoft account.

Office 365 subscriptions: The following products include the fully installed Office applications.

  Office 365 Home
  Office 365 Personal
  Office 365 University

Office 2016 or Office 2013 versions available as one-time purchases: The following products include the fully installed Office applications.

  Office Home & Student
  Office Home & Business
  Office Professional
  Office Professional Plus*

Tip: * If you have Office Professional Plus through your company's subscription to the Home Use Program, see Office through the Home Use Program (HUP).

Stand-alone Office 2016 or 2013 apps available as one-time purchases

  Word
  Excel
  PowerPoint
  OneNote
  Outlook
  Access
  Publisher
  Project
  Visio

Office for business

If your product is one of the following Office 365 subscriptions, you have an Office for business product. These products are usually linked to a work or school account, and your Office license came from your organization's Office 365 admin.

Office 365 Subscriptions: The following products include the fully installed Office applications.

  Office 365 Business
  Office 365 Business Premium

  Office 365 Education E5

  Office 365 ProPlus
  Office 365 Enterprise E3
  Office 365 Enterprise E4
  Office 365 Enterprise E5

  Office 365 Nonprofit Business Premium
  Office 365 Nonprofit E3
  Office 365 Nonprofit E5

  Office 365 U.S. Government Community G3
  Office 365 U.S. Government Community G5

  Project Online Professional
  Project Online Premium

  Visio Pro for Office 365

Office 365 Subscriptions without fully installed Office applications:

Tip: With these Office 365 subscriptions, you don't have anything to install, but you can access and use online versions of Office in your web browser. Learn how to Get started with Office Online in Office 365.

  Office 365 Business Essentials

  Office 365 Enterprise E1

  Office 365 Education

  Office 365 Nonprofit Business Essentials
  Office 365 Nonprofit E1

  Office 365 U.S. Government G1

  Project Online Essentials

Volume license versions of Office 2016 or Office 2013

  Office Professional Plus

Select your plan

Download the offline installer from My account

  1. To download the offline installer, go to www.office.com/myaccount. If you're not already signed in with the Microsoft account associated with your copy of Office do that now. If you're signed in with a different account, sign out of that and then sign in again with the correct Microsoft account.

    Note: If you're trying to install Office 365 that you got through your work or school and you already signed in with your work or school account, don't follow these instructions. Select the Office for business tab from above instead.

  2. If you have an Office 365 subscription, you'll need to select Install > first, and on the install page, select Language, 32/64-bit, and other install options.

    Screenshot of Install page on My Account
  3. In the Offline Installer section, select the language you want, and then select Download offline installer button.

  4. When you're prompted, from the bottom of your browser window, select Save (in Edge), Open (in Internet Explorer), Open when done (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox). The file will download.

  5. Once the download is complete, open File Explorer. You'll see a new virtual drive, for example (D:), that contains the Office installation files. If you don't see the new drive, locate the image file you downloaded and double-click it. The new drive should appear in your directory.

    Note: If you already have another drive labeled (D:), Office creates a virtual drive with the next available letter, which would be (E:) as shown in the image below.

  6. Select the Office folder and then double-click either the Setup32.exe to install the 32-bit version of Office, or Setup64.exe to install the 64-bit version to begin the offline installation. If you're not sure which version is right for you, see Choose the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Office.

    Select the virtual drive which may be named D or the next available letter

    When you see the message, You're all set, you can access your Office applications.

  7. After your Office installation is complete, you need to activate Office. Be sure you're connected to the Internet and then open any Office application, such as Word or Excel. The first time you open an application, you might see the Enter your product key screen. Choose Sign in with an active account instead.

    Note: Your product key won't work here because you already activated it.

    Sign in with an active account
  8. Enter your Microsoft account. This is the same email address and password you used to sign in to www.office.com/myaccount. This is the account associated with the version of Office you're trying to install. Select Next.

  9. If prompted, enter the email address and password again, and then choose Sign in to start using Office.

  10. Now that you've activated Office and before you start using it, you need to make sure you have the latest update. In any Office app, for example Word, select File, > Account. From the Update Options drop-down list box, select Update Now.

    Select Update Now for the Update Options drop-down

To download and install Office 365 offline if you have an Office 365 for business product, you use the Office 2016 Deployment Tool. The tool is designed for enterprise environments and runs from the command line, so the steps are more complicated--but they'll work for installation on a single device.

You must have a license to install Office. To check if you have one, see What Office 365 business product or license do I have?

Step 1 - Download and install the Office 2016 Deployment Tool

  1. Create a folder on your hard drive and name it ODT. For this example, we'll create it on the c:\ drive, like so: c:\ODT.

  2. Download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool from the Microsoft Download Center.

  3. In your downloads folder, double-click the Office 2016 Deployment Tool exe file to install it.

  4. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  5. Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Continue.

  6. In the Browse for Folder dialog, select the ODT folder, and then click OK.

Step 2 - Download and install Office

The drop-down list below contains detailed steps that show how to download and install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 365 ProPlus or Office Business.

If you have an Office 365 Business or Office 365 Business Premium plan, you need to download the Office Business version. For all other plans, download the Office 365 ProPlus version. See the following if you're not sure which version to install:

Step 1: Install the 32-bit version of Office ProPlus

  1. Open Notepad on your computer.

  2. Copy and paste the following into a blank text file in Notepad:

    <Configuration>
      <Add OfficeClientEdition="32">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
          <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
      </Add>  
    </Configuration>
    

    Note: The <Language ID> in the code above is for the English version "en-us". You need to change what's between those quotes if you want to download Office in a different language. If you're not sure what that is, use the URL for this topic to see your language ID, for example, "support.office.com/<this is your language ID>/article". In the text you just copied, replace "en-us" in this line, <Language ID="your language ID" />.

  3. Save the file as installOfficeProPlus32.xml in the ODT folder.

  4. Open the Run dialog, type c:\odt\setup.exe /download installOfficeProPlus32.xml, and then click Open.

    Tip: To open the Run dialog, click Start, type run, and then click the Run command.

  5. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  6. The Office installation files should start downloading to the ODT folder on your computer. You should see a blank dialog box appear with c:\ODT\setup.exe in the title bar. The dialog box will go away on its own during the download.

    After the files have finished downloading, open the Run dialog box and type c:\odt\setup.exe /configure installOfficeProPlus32.xml, and then click Open.

  7. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

    The install should begin.

Step 2: Activate and update Office

  1. After your Office installation is complete, you need to activate Office. Be sure you're connected to the Internet and then open any Office application, such as Word or Excel.

  2. Next, open an existing document or create a new document and select File, > Account. Office should automatically activate.

  3. After you activate Office and before you start using it, make sure you have the latest updates. In the same document, select Update Options and in the drop-down list box, select Update Now.

    Select Update Now for the Update Options drop-down

    If nothing happens, close the application and repeat steps 2 and 3 to update Office from the Account page.

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Step 1: Install the 64-bit version of Office ProPlus

  1. Open Notepad on your computer.

  2. Copy and paste the following into a blank text file in Notepad:

    <Configuration>
      <Add OfficeClientEdition="64">
        <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
          <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
      </Add>  
    </Configuration>
    

    Note: The <Language ID> in the code above is for the English version "en-us". You need to change what's between those quotes if you want to download Office in a different language. If you're not sure what that is, use the URL for this topic to see your language ID, for example, "support.office.com/<this is your language ID>/article". In the text you just copied, replace "en-us" in this line, <Language ID="your language ID" />.

  3. Save the file as installOfficeProPlus64.xml in the ODT folder.

  4. Open the Run dialog, type c:\odt\setup.exe /download installOfficeProPlus64.xml, and then click OK.

    Tip: To open the Run dialog, click Start, type run, and then click the Run command.

  5. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  6. The Office installation files should start downloading to the ODT folder on your computer. You should see a blank dialog box appear with c:\ODT\setup.exe in the title bar. The dialog box will go away on its own during the download.

    After the files have finished downloading, open the Run dialog and type c:\odt\setup.exe /configure installOfficeProPlus64.xml, and then click Open.

  7. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  8. The install should begin.

Step 2: Activate and update Office

  1. After your Office installation is complete, you need to activate Office. Be sure you're connected to the Internet and then open any Office application, such as Word or Excel.

  2. Next, open an existing document or create a new document and select File, > Account. Office should automatically activate.

  3. After you activate Office and before you start using it, make sure you have the latest updates. In the same document, select Update Options and in the drop-down list box, select Update Now.

    Select Update Now for the Update Options drop-down

    If nothing happens, close the application and repeat steps 2 and 3 to update Office from the Account page.

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Step 1: Install the 32-bit version of Office Business

  1. Open Notepad on your computer.

  2. Copy and paste the following into a blank text file in Notepad:

    <Configuration>
      <Add OfficeClientEdition="32">
        <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
          <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
      </Add>  
    </Configuration>
    

    Note: The <Language ID> in the code above is for the English version "en-us". You need to change what's between those quotes if you want to download Office in a different language. If you're not sure what that is, use the URL for this topic to see your language ID, for example, "support.office.com/<this is your language ID>/article". In the text you just copied, replace "en-us" in this line, <Language ID="your language ID" />.

  3. Save the file as installOfficeBusRet32.xml in the ODT folder.

  4. Open the Run dialog, type c:\odt\setup.exe /download installOfficeBusRet32.xml, and then click OK.

    Tip: To open the Run dialog, click Start, type run, and then click the Run command.

  5. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click OK.

  6. The Office installation files should start downloading to the ODT folder on your computer. You should see a blank dialog box appear with c:\ODT\setup.exe in the title bar. The dialog box will go away on its own during the download.

    After the files have finished downloading, open the Run dialog and type c:\odt\setup.exe /configure installOfficeBusRet32.xml, and then click OK.

  7. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click OK.

  8. The install should begin.

Step 2: Activate and update Office

  1. After your Office installation is complete, you need to activate Office. Be sure you're connected to the Internet and then open any Office application, such as Word or Excel.

  2. Next, open an existing document or create a new document and select File, > Account. Office should automatically activate.

  3. After you activate Office and before you start using it, make sure you have the latest updates. In the same document, select Update Options and in the drop-down list box, select Update Now.

    Select Update Now for the Update Options drop-down

    If nothing happens, close the application and repeat steps 2 and 3 to update Office from the Account page.

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Step 1: Install the 64-bit version of Office Business

  1. Open Notepad on your computer.

  2. Copy and paste the following into a blank text file in Notepad:

    <Configuration>
      <Add OfficeClientEdition="64">
        <Product ID="O365BusinessRetail">
          <Language ID="en-us" />
        </Product>
      </Add>  
    </Configuration>
    

    Note: The <Language ID> in the code above is for the English version "en-us". You need to change what's between those quotes if you want to download Office in a different language. If you're not sure what that is, use the URL for this topic to see your language ID, for example, "support.office.com/<this is your language ID>/article". In the text you just copied, replace "en-us" in this line, <Language ID="your language ID" />.

  3. Save the file as installOfficeBusRet64.xml in the ODT folder.

  4. Open the Run dialog, type c:\odt\setup.exe /download installOfficeBusRet64.xml, and then click OK.

    Tip: To open the Run dialog, click Start, type run, and then click the Run command.

  5. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  6. The Office installation files should start downloading to the ODT folder on your computer. You should see a blank dialog box appear with c:\ODT\setup.exe in the title bar. The dialog box will go away on its own during the download.

    After the files have finished downloading, open the Run dialog and type c:\odt\setup.exe /configure installOfficeBusRet64.xml, and then click Open.

  7. If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  8. The install should begin.

Step 2: Activate and update Office

  1. After your Office installation is complete, you need to activate Office. Be sure you're connected to the Internet and then open any Office application, such as Word or Excel.

  2. Next, open an existing document or create a new document and select File, > Account. Office should automatically activate.

  3. After you activate Office and before you start using it, make sure you have the latest updates. In the same document, select Update Options and in the drop-down list box, select Update Now.

    Select Update Now for the Update Options drop-down

    If nothing happens, close the application and repeat steps 2 and 3 to update Office from the Account page.

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