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How do I install Microsoft 365 and Office 2019?

You have purchased Microsoft 365 or Office 2019 and you want to be productive right away. To give you a hand, I'll explain how to perform the setup in 4 steps.

What do you need?

  • A Microsoft 365 or Office 2019 product key.
  • A PC or Mac with Internet connection.
  • A Microsoft account.

Step 1.1 - Do you already have a Microsoft account?

  • Go to and select 'Login' in the middle of the page.
  • Enter your email address and press 'Next'.
  • Type the password of your e-mail address and click on 'Sign in'.
  • Your account name and your e-mail address will now appear. Click on 'Next'.

Step 1.2 - Don't have a Microsoft account yet?

*Go to and select 'Create new account' at the top right of the page.

  • Follow the steps to create an account with Microsoft. For this you use an existing e-mail address or create a new one.

Step 3 - Download Microsoft Office

  • The system asks if you want to receive tips and advice for using Microsoft Office. Check or uncheck the checkbox and click on 'Next'.
  • You are now on a new website. Click on 'Install Office' on the left side of the screen.
  • A pop-up screen appears. Click on 'Install'.
  • The program starts downloading and appears at the bottom left of your web browser with the name '' when it finishes.

Step 4 - Install Microsoft Office

  • Click on the downloaded file in your web browser. A screen will appear that asks permission to make changes. Click 'Yes'.
  • A new screen opens and Office starts downloading. This can take a few minutes. You can see the progress in the loading bar in the pop-up window.
  • The installation is complete when you see 'Everything is ready! Office is now being installed. An animation shows you where you can find new Office applications. Click on 'close'.

Step 5 - Activate Microsoft Office

Activate Microsoft Office via apps
  • You activate Office when you open one of the installed applications. Agree to the license terms by clicking 'Accept'.
  • Now you can get started with all the programs that are in your package.

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