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Microsoft 365 Apps - Install Microsoft 365 Apps on your Personal Computer (Windows/Mac)

This document will show students, faculty, and staff how to install Microsoft 365 Apps on their personal computer.

What is Microsoft 365 Apps

Microsoft 365 apps is a full, installed Office experience including the latest system-specific versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Lync, and Access, available to students and staff for free.

Who Can Install Microsoft 365 Apps

Students currently enrolled in classes and staff are eligible to download and use the product. Once a student graduates or is no longer taking classes, or staff employment has ended, they are no longer eligible for the program and the license will be removed. Unlicensed users will still be able to access and print files, but will not be able to install new instances of Microsoft 365 apps or be able to create, save, or edit files.

Where Can I Install Microsoft 365 Apps

Each eligible user can install Microsoft 365 Apps on up to 5 computers (Windows PC or Mac) and up to 5 mobile devices (Windows, Apple iPhone and iPad, Android). An internet connection is required every 30 days to verify you are still eligible for the program. Please see Microsoft for the latest system requirements.

Installation Instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions:

   Note: Please uninstall all other versions of Office (including trial versions, and Office click to run) prior installing Microsoft 365.  Failing to do so may result in a failed installation.

Instructions for Uninstalling Other Versions of Office:

  1. Log into the Microsoft 365 website at using your Southwest Tech email and password.

    Note: Make sure you use your full email address to sign in. (ex.
  2. Click "Install apps" and then "Microsoft 365 Apps".

  3. When the download is complete, run the "Office Setup" file you just downloaded.

  4. Select your operating system below for instructions on how to finish the installation.

Windows Logo Windows

  1. If prompted, click "Yes" on the "User Account Control" window.

  2. Microsoft 365 Apps will now download and install.  Please be patient as this can be a large download and long installation depending on your computer and internet speed.

  3. When the installation is complete, click "Close".

  4. The first time you open an Office application you will be prompted to accept the license agreement.  Click "Accept and start Word".

  5. A dialog box will open prompting you to sign in. Sign in with your Southwest Tech username and password to activate your copy of Office.


Mac Logo Mac

  1. On the "Introduction" step, lick "Continue" .

  2. On the "License" step, click "Continue".

  3. On the "Installation Type" step, click "Install".

  4. Wait for the installation to complete.  Please be patient because Office may take some time to install.

  5. After the installation is complete, click "Close".

  6. Unless you want to keep the installer (which can be re-downloaded at any time), click "Move to Trash" to delete it.

  7. The installation of Office is now complete.  When you open one of the Office programs, such as Microsoft Word, you will get a "What's New in Word" screen.  Click "Get Started" to open the program.

  8.  You will now need to sign in with your Microsoft Account to activate Office.  Click "Sign In" at the Active Office screen.

  9. Enter in your student email (ex. and then click "Next".

  10. Enter in the password for your Microsoft Account that you created in Step 3 and click "Sign in".

  11. Wait for the license to activate.

  12. On the "How would you like Office to look" screen, click "Continue". If you would prefer, you can change the theme from "Colorful" to "Classic".

  13. Setup and activation is now complete.  Click "Start Using Word" to finish.

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OwnerAndy M.GroupSWTC
Created2018-05-31 08:29:47Updated2023-04-05 14:27:28
SitesSouthwest Wisconsin Technical College
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