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2 Ways to Reinstall Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a powerful office suite that makes your personal, work, and student life easy and productive. You can use MS Office for Word processing, creating spreadsheets, and beautiful slideshow presentations. However, sometimes you may want to reinstall Microsoft Office if it gets corrupted or if Office apps are not working correctly. If you accidentally uninstall Office, you can redownload Microsoft Office for Mac or PC anytime.

Reinstall Microsoft Office

You can reinstall Office or Microsoft 365 even without your product key. Here are two ways to successfully redownload Microsoft Office on your computer.

Note: Instructions in this article apply to Office 2016, Office 2019, Office 2019 for Mac, Office 2021, Office 2021 for Mac, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft 365 for Mac.

Double-click the Office Installer File

Downloads folder on a PC

1. Go to the Downloads folder on your PC.

Double-click the Office Setup file to reinstall Microsoft Office

2. Locate the Office Setup installer file and double-click on it.

Double-click the Office installer on Mac to reinstall Microsoft Office

Tip: On Mac, go to Finder, click the Downloads folder to find the Office installer file (ends with .pkg), and double-click on it to reinstall your Office.

If prompted, click Yes

3. If prompted, click Yes to allow the Office program to install.

Office installation setup getting things ready

4. Wait for Office to run the installation setup.

Office reinstalled on your computer

5. Once finished, your Office reinstalls on your computer.

Sign In to Reinstall Office

In your browser, type www.office.com

1. In your browser, type www.office.com or go to My Account.

Click the Sign In button on the Office website

2. Click the Sign In button.

Sign in with the account associated with your Office software

3. Sign in with the account you associated with your Office subscription.

On the Office home page, click Install Office

4. After signing in, click Install Office.

Click Install on the Download and install Office window

5. Click Install on the Download and install Office window.

Double-click the Office Setup installation file

6. Double-click the Office Setup installation file.

If prompted, select Yes to allow the Office software to install

7. If prompted, select Yes.

8. Follow the on-screen prompts that match the type of account you used to sign in.

Your Office is reinstalled on your computer

9. Once finished, you have your Office reinstalled on your computer.

Activate Microsoft Office after Reinstalling

Now, whichever way you’ve used to reinstall Microsoft Office, your computer might prompt you to activate Office. Here’s how to do it.

Open an Office app to activate Office

1. Open an Office app such as Excel or Word.

Click the Sign In button

2. Click the Sign In or Get Started button.

Sign in with your Microsoft account email and password

3. Sign in with your Microsoft account email and password linked with your Office software.

4. Wait for Office to verify your Microsoft account and Office software.

Activating Microsoft Office

5. Once verified, your Office will be activated.

RELATED: How to Activate Microsoft Office on Windows PC or Mac

Conclusion

This article outlines two ways to reinstall Microsoft Office on your computer. Sign In to Reinstall Office takes a long time, and you’ve to install Microsoft Office from the start. Double-click the Office Installer file method is the easiest way to reinstall Office on your PC or Mac.

That’s why we recommend the double-click method, which does this job quickly and saves you a lot of time. But that is possible only if you have the Office Setup installer file on your computer.


How to Reinstall Microsoft Office with Product Key?

To redeem your new purchase or product key, type setup.office.com in your browser. Click Sign In and then Sign in with the ms account or sign up for a new account. Enter your product key and select Install Office from the Office home page. Click Install, and then follow the prompts to reinstall your Office software.


References:

  1. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/download-and-install-or-reinstall-microsoft-365-or-office-2021-on-a-pc-or-mac-4414eaaf-0478-48be-9c42-23adc4716658
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