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Download Office 365

To Download Office 365 for Home, Academic or Business purposes or to Reinstall Office 2013/2016 Single PC OEM License go to:

If you are installing an Single PC or OEM License for the first time go to setup an account:

Many Universities and Schools offer Office 365 for free to their students. Sign in with a school or work account and not a Microsoft Account to access this service. This service should already be setup/negotiated with Microsoft by the IT department of your institution if not see Office in Education Free from your School for more details. Also if you are a non-profit. Sign in with a school or work account and not a Microsoft Account to access this service. This service should already be setup/negotiated with Microsoft for your non-profit if not see Office Free for Non-Profits for more details. Businesses may or may not have Office 365 setup for their employees contact your IT department for details. You can also try the Free Trial for Home or the Free Trial for Business and then purchase an Office 365 subscription.


In the next page select to either:

  • Sign in with a Microsoft Account
  • Sign with a Work or School Account

In my case I will use my Microsoft Account:


Input your username and password and then select sign in:


If you have a 5 user subscription your activated Office installs will be listed. You can deactivate any of these if you no longer want to use Office 365 on these computers.

To install on a new computer, select “language and install options”:


Select Additional Install Options:


You now have the option to select language and either:

  • Office 2016 64 Bit
  • Office 2016 32 Bit
  • Office 2013 64 Bit
  • Office 2013 32 Bit

School/Work licenses may only be 2013 just now until IT services are ready to deploy Office 2016.


I have selected English:


Microsoft recommend 32 Bit Office even on 64 Bit Windows due to greater compatibility with third party addins. All the addins I use however have been 64 Bit compatible for some time now and 64 Bit compatibility is better for larger Word files and larger Excel sheets because it can address more memory.


When you have made your selections select Install:


This will take some time to Download and install:


When its done select close:


You may want Office to be pinned to your Start Menu/Start screen. If you want the full screen (recommended) select Start then “settings”:


Then select “personalisation”:


You can personalise the Background, Colours, Lockscreen to your own suiting:

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What we are interested in particular right now is “Start” and enabling the option to “Use the Start Full Screen”:


The Start Screen will now look like this:


Open the All Apps and you can safely uninstall the Get Office shortcut (you have already got Office). To do this right click it and select “uninstall”.


Now any Office Applications you are interested in right click and select “Pin to Start”:


They will now all be tiles on the Start Screen:


You can drag and drop the tiles to your desired location by highlighting the tile with the mouse and holding down the left click. You can also opt to unpin tiles or resize them by right clicking them and selecting “Unpin from Start” or “Resize”→Small, Medium. Take the time to customise Windows 10 TH2 to your choosing:


Once satisfied you can open Word:


Select new Document:


Word will open:


You will be given some setup options. Select to View the Agreement and then “Accept” to continue using Office:


I recommend selecting “Open Office XML” formats then selecting “Ok”:


You may go to “File”:


Then to “Account”:


You can select one of three colour schemes to use your Office with:

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You can go to Options aswell to change additional settings should you wish.