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Download and Install Office 365 ProPlus for Windows

Note: These instructions are for the Windows operating system. Please find the Mac instructions here.

Important:  Office 365 ProPlus is intended for use on personal computers/devices. Office 365 ProPlus and associated applications should NOT to be installed on Queen's-owned workstations or laptops. If your Queen's-owned computer is not running the current version of Office, you can download it from the MyQueensU Software Centre.

Before you start the upgrade, check the System requirements for Office 365 ProPlus.  Be sure to note that your computer needs to be running at least Windows 7 to install office 365 ProPlus. 


Office 2016 free Quick Start Guides are available from http://aka.ms/office-2016-guides


Download Office ProPlus to your computer

There are three methods that can be used to download Office ProPlus from Office 365.  All staff, students and faculty who have their email on Office 365 can use either of the three methods.  The first method (through the Microsoft Portal) is the only way that faculty who have their email onpremise (on the exchange server)  can access Office 365 ProPlus. 

Sign-in to the Microsoft Portal

Faculty who have opted out of Office 365 (their email and calendar are on the on-premise Exchange server) must use this method to download and install Office ProPlus.

Faculty, Staff, and students who have their email and calendar on Office 365 (cloud) can also use this method.

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  1. Log into the Microsoft Portal
    • Enter your Queen's netid@queensu.ca email address. (Note: Do not use your email alias here.  It will only work for your netid@queensu.ca email address) 
    • Note: As soon as you tab or click outside the email address field, you will be redirected to the Queen's login page.

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  2. The Queen's Office 365 Email and Calendar login page will open
    • Enter your netid@queensu.ca email address 
    • enter your Netid Password
    • Click the Sign In button

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  3. The Software tab will open
    • Select Office from the left navigation menu
    • From here you can install the latest version of Office for Mac
    • You can check the system requirements before you begin the install
    • Click the install button

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  4. The just a few more steps...  screen will open
    • This screen shows you the process you will go through to install Office 2016
    • The Do you want to run or save... dialogue box will open at the bottom of the screen
    • Click Run to begin the download
    • Note: Once the download begins you can click the Close button to close this screen. 
    • The download screen will open

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Office 365 - Settings Menu

Faculty, staff, and students who have their email and calendar on Office 365 can use this method, or the next method, to download Office ProPlus (currently Office 2016).

This method provides

  • access to other software to install
  • access to deactivate an installation of Office ProPlus
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  1. Log into Office 365
  2. Open the Settings menu
    • Select Office 365 ...

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  3. The Settings menu will open
    • Select Software

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  4. The Software menu will open
    • To install the current version of Office click the Install button
    • Note:  you can Review system requirements if you are not sure your computer will support Office 2016
    • You have the option to install Office for Mac 2011 instead
    • Note:  The software menu provides links to other software that you can download

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  5. The Just a few more steps... screen will open
    • This screen shows you the process you will go through to install Office 2016
    • The Do you want to run or save... dialogue box will open at the bottom of the screen
    • Click Run to begin the download
    • Note: Once the download begins you can click the Close button to close this screen. 
    • The download screen will open

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Office 365 - Apps Menu

Faculty, staff, and students who have their email and calendar on Office 365 can use this method, or the next method, to download Office ProPlus (currently Office 2016).

This method provides

  • access to other software to install
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  1. Log into Office 365
  2. By default the email app is open
    • From the upper left corner select Office 365

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  3. The Office 365 Apps menu will open
    • From the upper right corner select Install Office 2016
    • Note:  to install other software click the Other installs link

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  4. The Just a few more steps... screen will open
    • This screen shows you the process you will go through to install Office 2016
    • The Do you want to run or save... dialogue box will open at the bottom of the screen
    • Click Run to begin the download
    • Note: Once the download begins you can click the Close button to close this screen. 
    • The download screen will open

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Install Office 365 ProPlus

Once you have downloaded Office 365 ProPlus to your computer the installation process will begin.

  1. The Getting Things ready... screen will open
    • This is an introductory screen to let you know where you are in the installation process

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  2. The Welcome to your new Office screen will open
    • Click the Next button

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  3. The Microsoft License Agreement screen will open
    • To view the License Agreement, click the View Agreement link
    • To accept the license and continue the installation, click the Accept button

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  4. While Office 365 ProPlus is installing, different information screens will be displayed
    • No action is required

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  5. The Sign in screen will open
    • The sign in process will activate your license with Microsoft
    • Click the Sign in button

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  6. The Sign in screen will open
    • Enter your Queen's email address
    • Note: You cannot use your email alias here. This must be your NetID@queensu.ca email address. 
    • Click the Next button

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  7. The Sign In screen will open
    • In the User ID field, enter your Queen's email address
    • Enter your NetID password
    • If you want to remain logged in, check the box beside, "Keep me signed in" 
    • Click the Sign in button

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  8. The Meet SkyDrive screen will open
    • Note: SkyDrive has been rename OneDrive for Business and is available at Queen's
    • Click the Next button

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  9. The Hello screen will open
    • You can choose how your Office will look
    • When ready click the Next button

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  10. The We're getting things ready screen will open
    • To view the introduction, click the Take a look button
    • Otherwise click the No thanks button

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  11. The You can use Office now screen will open
    • The installation process is almost complete
    • Make sure you that you stay online to keep your connection active

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  12. The Microsoft Office Activation Wizard will begin 
    • Select how you want to activate your software
    • The recommended way is to activate over the Internet
    • Click the Next button

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  13. The Microsoft Office Activation Wizard will continue
    • A message indicating that your copy of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is activated will be displayed
    • Click the Close button

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  14. The You can use Office now screen will reopen
    • Stay online while the installation process is completed

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  15. The You're good to go screen will open
    • Click the All done! button

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  16. The installation process is now complete and you can start using Office 365 ProPlus.
    • From the start menu, locate the folder for Microsoft Office 2013
    • Click any of the Office applications to start them

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Last Updated: October 16, 2017