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Microsoft Office is a full-fledged suite comprises of different applications, services and servers. The applications that make up Office get updated with the launch of its latest versions. However, the basic application like PowerPoint, Word, Excel and a few more remained same with improvement in the features. Users can purchase any of the Office versions depending upon the specific requirement of their home or business PC. Before purchasing an Office Setup, make sure the following:
  1. Your system meets the required specifications for that particular Office subscription
  2. There is no other Office setup already installed on your PC

After ensuring these two things, you can proceed to download, installation and activation process. The steps for these processes are as follows:

Downloading Office Setup

Microsoft Office can be downloaded Offline and Online. To download, follow the steps mentioned below steps:

Online
  1. Sign in to your Office account at Office.com/setup
  2. You will be asked to enter the product key
  3. Provide that key and hit Enter
  4. However, if you are a new user, then click Create an Account to create a new account
  5. Enter the required details to sign up
  6. Now, from the list of Office subscriptions, select your subscription
  7. Click Download and wait until the process finishes
Offline
  1. Insert the Office CD in the CD/DVD drive of your system
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the product

In the former case, you will get an Office product key that will be asked at the time of activation, on your registered email Id. For Offline purchase, you will get the product key along with the CD. Keep this key secure with you!

Installing Office Setup

For Windows
  1. Double-click the downloaded Office setup available in the Downloads folder
  2. Click Yes on the prompted window
  3. Wait until the installation finishes
  4. Click Close to close the window
For Mac
  1. Once the Office setup downloads to your device, open the blue face shaped-app, Finder from your Mac's Dock
  2. Double-click the Office setup to begin the installation
  3. Click Continue twice
  4. Click Agree followed by Continue
  5. Now, click Install and provide your Mac password
  6. Click Close to close the window

Activating Office Setup

  1. Open any of the Office application and you will see an Office Activation Wizard
  2. Enter the Office Setup product key
  3. Follow the further instructions to activate the Office product

Uninstalling Office Setup

Uninstallation of Office setup depends completely on the type of installation. In case, someone else has installed the Office setup, then you have to follow these steps to know the type of installation. There are two types of installation that are used by the users:

  • MSI: Microsoft Windows Installer is an old method of installing Office setup through a local installation resource
  • Click-to-Run: It is the latest method of installing and updating Office over the internet. By default the latest version of Office along with most of the one-time purchase of Office products installed by this method only.

To find out the installation type, do the following:

  • Open the Office application
  • Open File -> Account or Office Account
  • If there is "Update Options" available, it means you have installed the setup using Click-to-Run installation
  • If the option is not available, then go for MSI type installation

In case of click-to-run, before you remove or uninstall the Office setup, log in your Windows account with your administrator account. Then follow these steps:

  1. Remove the Windows Installer packages
  2. Remove the Office scheduled tasks
  3. Use Task Manager to end Click-to-Run tasks
  4. Delete the Office services
  5. Now, remove the Office files
  6. Remove Office Registry subkeys
  7. Now, remove Start menu shortcuts
  8. Uninstall the Office Click-To-Run Licensing Component, Extensibility Component and Localization Component

In case of MSI type installation, unhide all the hidden folders and files before moving towards the uninstallation of Office setup. Then follow these steps:

  1. Remove any remaining Windows Installer packages of Office
  2. Halt the Office Source Engine Service
  3. Delete Office installation folders and files
  4. Now, remove the registry subkeys for the Office system

Reinstalling Office Setup

There may be times when you have to move your Office setup to another PC. In this case, simply uninstall the Office setup following the aforementioned uninstallation steps and then follow these steps to reinstall on the new device:

  1. Start your new device
  2. Visit office.com/setup to login your Office account
  3. Download your already purchased subscription that you were using on the old PC
  4. Now, install the setup and enter the old product key
  5. It will be install on your new device

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