How do I install Microsoft Office
Office 365: Key bought - this is how download and installation work
Gone are the days of installing an Office application from a CD or DVD. Nowadays, you usually only acquire one product key - without any physical data carrier. But what happens after that? We explain here and in the video below how easy it is to download and install Office 365.
The first thing on the plan is a visit to office.com/setup. Click on "Register" in the upper right corner. Now you need a Microsoft account. If you already have one, for example for Windows 10, OneDrive or Xbox, then you can use this for your Office 365. The conversion of an existing Skype account into a Microsoft account is also possible without any problems.
Create a Microsoft account
In our example, we will first create a new Microsoft account. To do this, click on "Create new account". You can use an existing email address, for example from Gmail, GMX or another provider.
A completely new email address can also be set up for the account. That makes sense if you want to ensure a clean separation of Microsoft from the other services. To do this, click on "Request new email address". Enter a desired e-mail name for the specified ending outlook.de. If this is available, then set a secure password.
Video tutorial: create a Microsoft account and install Office 365
Next, the registration asks for a product key in addition to the name of the user. If you have this in digital form, simply insert it using copy & paste. Otherwise, type the code into the field provided. Country and language are usually automatically filled in appropriately. You will then see in the overview which product you have activated.
Automatic renewal of the Office subscription
Attention: An automatic extension of the Office subscription is preset. This means that this will be extended after one year for a fee. Our recommendation: deactivate the automatic renewal. Microsoft will remind you in good time before the deadline.
Even if you miss the timing, it's not a big problem. Your data on OneDrive will never be lost. Your Office is only put into a "reading mode". This means that you can continue to read all files, but you can no longer edit them. The latter will only work again after the subscription has been renewed.
Install Office 365
In the next step you will be redirected to the account management of your Office. There you click on the "Install" button. If you are on a Windows computer, the appropriate version will be recognized automatically. All you have to do is click “Install”.
Then start the downloaded setup file. After that, the installation of Office begins. Your Office suite is set up in a few minutes.
Reading tip: Office 365 free for students, teachers and students
You can also see our video guides on how you and your fellow users can activate the advantages of Skype included in Office 365 and access 1 TB of storage space for OneDrive!
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