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Where to enter your Office product key?

Microsoft Office is one of the most essential products when it comes to working on a PC/laptop. Whether you are using it at home or in the office, there is not really much that you can do without MS office. 


Microsoft Office is a set of applications that makes you work really easy. Every application is used for a unique purpose. These applications are used for normal daily works and I am sure each one of you has used either one or more of these applications. 


For instance, MS Word is used for writing purpose and create documents. With the help of MS Outlook, you can easily manage your calendar and emails. MS Powerpoint helps you to create slides and presentations. There are many applications in the MS Office suite, however, these are some of the most used Microsoft application. 


Not all applications are useful for all. Therefore Microsoft has designed different suites depending on the need of the user. For example, there is a different suite for home use, office use, student use, corporate use, school use etc. 


Each suite has a different price and different sets of applications. You can download and install the type of Microsoft Office suite as per your needs, directly from the official website of Microsoft. Each suite has a unique product key, that helps you to install the application securely and authentically.


Let us take a look at each one of them. How to download it, install it and where to enter the office product key. 

Steps to Download Microsoft Office

Different versions of Microsoft Office are available like Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013 Office for PC and Mac, Office for Home & Business, Office Professional, and individual Office apps. You can download and install any of this as per your requirements.


If you are installing Microsoft Office for the first time, you will have to follow these pre-installation steps:


Office 365 For Home:

If you have purchased or downloaded the Office for home, it will have a unique product code. Before installing Office 365, you will have to redeem the product key. 

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with your existing MS account or create a new Microsoft account. 
  3. Enter your product key and redeem it. 
  4. By redeeming your product key, your Microsoft account will be added to MS office. 

You only have to redeem the product key once. If you renewing or reinstalling Office 365 for home with a new product key, use the same account details to log in, which you used during installing the previous version.

Office For Business

If the office for business has a desktop version, you will be able to install the application only after you have the license. Your organisation or the concerned person will assign you a license for your desktop, only then you will be able to install it.


Once your license is verified, you can install or reinstall Office for business anytime on your desktop.

Steps To Install Office On your PC

  1. Go the official site of Microsoft –
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  3. After signing in you can proceed further according to your account type:
  • Select Install Office from the home page or
  • Select Install office depending on the version you want.
  1. If you have signed in with a school or work account select from the below, according to your account type.
  • From Office home page, select Install Office apps
  • To start the installation select Office 365 apps.
  1. The download will start.


Steps to download Office is the same for PC and Mac.

Steps to Install Microsoft Office

  1. Open the downloaded file. You can find the file by opening Finder, click downloads and double click the downloaded file. 
  2. In the pop-up window, click “Continue” to begin the installation.
  3. Check the “I Agree” checkbox to agree to the license agreement and click “Continue”.
  4. Check the instalment location. If you don’t have enough space, you can change the location and then click “Install”.
  5. After the installation is finished, click on the “Close” button.


The Unique Product key is required at the beginning before the installation. Like stated earlier, you will have to redeem the key if your are installing it for the first time. Below are the steps that will show you where you have to enter your product key. 


  1. Open this page
  2. Enter your credentials for Microsoft account and click next.


  1. Next, you will be redirected to ‘Enter Your Product Key’ window.
  1. Enter the Product key that you have. If your product key is valid, you will be redirected to the download setup files window. If your key is not valid, you will see an error like the shown below.


  1. If your key is valid for other versions of Office like Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office for Mac, you will be redirected to this page. There you can enter your product key and download the right version. 


These were the steps to download and install different Microsoft Office Suits according to your requirements. And the steps on how to redeem your product key and where to enter your Office product key.

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