Download and install or reinstall Office 2013 on a PC

The following steps describe how to install Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Business 2013, Office Professional 2013, or any stand-alone 2013 application you may own such as Word 2013 or Project 2013.

As of February 28, 2017, Office 365 subscribers can no longer download and install Office 2013 as part of an Office 365 subscription. For more details, see Office 2013 is no longer available for installation with an Office 365 subscription.

To ensure the security of the Office suite in an Office 365 subscription and to get all of the latest features, subscribers should upgrade to the latest version of Office for free as part of their subscription. See Download and install or reinstall Office on your PC or Mac

Note: This announcement doesn't affect one-time purchases of Office 2013 such as, Office Home and Student, Office Home and Business, or Office Professional. Information for how to install those versions of Office are available in the step-by step instructions below.

Step 1: Sign in to download Office

Note: For any non-subscription purchases of Office 2013 you can install Office on only one computer. However, you can transfer Office 2013 to another computer for reasons such as you experience a hardware failure or you buy a new computer and you need to reinstall Office. For more information about transferring a license, see the Microsoft License Terms for your product, or this blog post, Office 2013 now transferable.

  1. Go to and if you're not already sign in, select Sign in.

  2. Sign in with the Microsoft account associated with your copy of Office. If you're signed in with a different account, sign out of that and then sign in again with the correct Microsoft account.

    Tip: If your sign in was unsuccessful try signing in again with the correct account, or see "Can't install or manage Office" for a list of options, including what to try if you can't remember your Microsoft account.

  3. On the Services & subscriptions page, find your Office product and select Install. This downloads the 32-bit version of Office on your PC using the language you selected when you redeemed the product.

    If you'd like to install a different language or the 64-bit version instead, from the Download and install window, select the link Other options. Choose the language and bit version you want and then select Install. If you're not sure which version is right for you, see Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office.

    Tip: To install additional language accessory packs for Office 2013, see Language Accessory Pack for Office.

Step 2: Install and activate Office

  1. To begin the installation, depending on your browser, click Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).

  2. When you see "You're good to go", choose All done.

    Screenshot of "You're good to go" screen and "All done" button signifying Office is finished installation
  3. 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 click Accept to agree to the Microsoft Office License Agreement.

    Tip: If you completed the installation and you can’t find the Office applications on your computer, see How to find the Office applications.

  4. Office might activate automatically when you open an app, such as Word, for the first time. If it doesn't and you see the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard, follow the prompts to activate Office. If you need help with activation, see Activate Office using the Activation wizard.

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