How to Download and Install Office 2016 Plus on Your PC
If you have purchased a copy of Office 2016 Plus, you might be wondering how to download and install it on your PC. Office 2016 Plus is a version of Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Skype for Business. It also comes with some additional features and benefits, such as:
Advanced data analysis with Power BI and Power Query
Professional email and calendar management with Outlook
Enhanced security and compliance with BitLocker and Information Rights Management
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Office 2016 Plus on your PC in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download the offline installer from your account portal
To download the offline installer, go to www.office.com. If you're not already signed in with the Microsoft account associated with your copy of Office 2016 Plus, do that now. If you're signed in with a different account, sign out of that and then sign in again with the correct Microsoft account.
Select Install Office. In the Download and install window, select Other options. Check the box Download an offline installer and select the language you want to install Office 2016 Plus in. Select Download.
When you're prompted, from the bottom of your browser window, select Save (in Edge), Open (in Internet Explorer), Open when done (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox). The file will begin downloading on your PC.
Once the download is complete, open File Explorer and locate a new virtual drive, for example (D:). This drive contains the Office 2016 Plus installation files. If you don't see the new drive, locate the image file you downloaded and double-click it. The new drive should appear in your directory.
Note: If you already have a drive labeled (D:), Office 2016 Plus creates a virtual drive with the next available letter, which would be (E:) (as shown in the next step below).
Step 2: Install Office 2016 Plus
Select the Office folder from the virtual drive and then double-click either the Setup32.exe to install the 32-bit version of Office 2016 Plus, or Setup64.exe to install the 64-bit version to begin the offline installation.
If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, select Yes. The install begins.
Your install is finished when you see the phrase, \\\"You're all set! Office is installed now\\\" and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Select Close.
Follow the instructions in the window to find your Office 2016 Plus apps. For example depending on your version of Windows, select Start and then scroll to find the app you want to open such as Excel or Word, or type the name of the app in the search box.
If you're unable to install Office 2016 Plus because of slow speeds or unreliable connections, you can try using the Support and Recovery Assistant tool. This tool can help you diagnose and fix common issues with Office installation. You can download it from here.