Next to the new Microsoft operating system, Windows 10, the new version of Office suite is also a novelty. With new strategies, Microsoft envisions to enrich all third-party platforms and, of course, their own, with plenty of new features available on Office 2016 version.
Last September 22, the new Office 2016 arrived for Windows, across all Microsoft platforms, which means an edition for the desktop environment, as well as the known Universal Apps (designed for touch and mouse input, available for Windows 10 through PC, tablets, phones, etc…Available for free on Windows Store).
On this tutorial I want to show how you can download Office 2016 and later activate it.
First of all, you must download the Office setup. If you have it installed (2016 edition or earlier), to make sure this tutorial works, please uninstall it.
There are several ways of downloading Office. Microsoft distributes Office through C2R (Click-To-Run) installers and ISO files.
The C2R setups are small executable files that download the required files/packages and later installs Office. The big con if this, is that you can’t customize your installation. That’s it, C2R. You run the installer and wait. No need to customization. Therefore, you might end up with programs you won’t use like Skype and Onedrive for bussiness.
In addition to C2R setups, we have ISOs. In fact, we have two types of ISO’s for different licensing channels: The retail and the volume. These ISO’s aren’t easy to get from original sources. At least, I have never found a way, but thanks to Wzor, who uploaded them into the cloud, you can download them at any time.
Check the following sub sections to get Office.
I have found a way to generate direct links for C2R setups, which is very simple. I decided to code a bit and implement it here. Hopefully, it’s easier for everyone.
Below, select your language, Office edition and finally chose the between 32-bits (x86) or the 64-bits (x64) version.
Microsoft fully recommends the 32 bits version (x86) (e.g. more plugins are available and compatible; the performance on 32-bits or 64-bits is basically the same.)
Threfore, unless you are sure that you need the 64-bits version, I recommend you to opt by the 32-bits.
After setting up, click the Download button and a small executable will be transferred to your local disk.
Now that you have the executable file, run it to begin the installation.
As I mentioned before, C2R is very straightforward. Once you run it, let it get the job done and you are ready to use Office.
If C2R is not you are looking for, you can opt by downloading ISO’s. The advantages in my opinion, is that you have the power to customize the installation, and that’s important for advanced users. Is also great for offline installs, and you can save the image file on your storage and at any time grab the ISO to install Office on any computer.
In the introduction, I mentioned ISO’s are available in two licensing channels (three, if we count OEM channel, but that is not our business as a home consumer.)
If you have volume license keys (typical on business area), you might be interest on downloading these image files.
Otherwise, if you are a home user, I recommend you to download these ones.
The ISO’s were uploaded by Wzor. Full credits for him. To download, just click the item you want, a dialog should appear and then you must click the blue button. The site is Russian, so I hope these instructions help you.
After installing Office, it’s time to activate it. To achieve this goal, I suggest to use KMSPico. It’s a safe and functional activator that is capable to activate Office and/or Windows. You can get it and learn how to use it here.
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