How to install Microsoft 365 (Office) apps on Windows 11, 10

The installation of the suite of Office apps is straightforward, and here's how on Windows 11 and 10.

Microsoft 365 (Office) install
Microsoft 365 (Office) install / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • To install the Microsoft 365 (Office) apps on Windows 11 (or 10), open the “Microsoft 365 Family” or “Personal” page in the Microsoft Store and click the “Install” button.
  • You can also download the installer from the “Services & subscriptions” page in your Microsoft account.

On Windows 11 (and 10), if you have a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription, you can install the suite of apps that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and Teams in multiple ways, and in this guide, I will outline the steps to complete the installation.

The first option involves accessing your online account to download the one-click installer, and the second option consists of using the Microsoft Store app.

In this guide, I will teach you the steps to install the formerly known as the Office suite of apps on Windows 11 as well as on Windows 10.

Install Microsoft 365 apps on Windows

You can install the Microsoft 365 apps using your Microsoft account or the Microsoft Store app. It’s also possible to access the installer from the “Microsoft 365 (Office)” app, but this is just a link to the Microsoft account option.

From the Microsoft Store

To install Microsoft 365 apps from the Windows 11 (or 10) app store, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store app.

  2. Open the Microsoft 365 Family or Personal page.

    Quick note: You must be signed in with the Microsoft account associated with the subscription. Otherwise, the system will want you to purchase the service again.
  3. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft Office 365 install from Store

After you complete the steps, the apps will download and install on your computer.

From your Microsoft account

To install the Office apps from your Microsoft account on Windows 11 (or 10), use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft account (web).

  2. Sign in with the account associated with the subscription.

  3. Click the Services & subscriptions tab.

  4. Click the Manage option for the Microsoft 365 Family or Personal setting.

    Microsoft 365 subscription manage

  5. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft 365 install option

  6. Choose the installation language.

  7. Select the version of the apps.

    Microsoft 365 (Office) apps option

    Quick tip: The “Default” option should work in more cases, but you can always choose the “32-bit” or “64-bit” version.
  8. Click the Install button to download the installer.

  9. Double-click the OfficeSetup.exe file to begin the installation of the Microsoft 365 apps.

Once you complete the steps, the setup will download and install all the apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Teams, and others (if applicable). 

If you’re having issues with the installation, you can uninstall the Microsoft 365 apps with the instructions, and then install the apps again.

You can also get the “Offline installer” option, which downloads the entire installation, allowing you to install the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook apps without an internet connection. In contrast, the other installers will stream the files down to the computer from the Microsoft servers during the installation.

The Offline installer comes in handy when the default option doesn’t work. Or, if you have to install the apps on multiple devices, you can download the installer once to reduce internet usage on a limited data plan and save time.

If you want to install the apps on another computer that isn’t yours, it’s best to share the Microsoft 365 Family subscription with the other person. Once your family member or friend receives the invite, they can choose one of the installation methods mentioned above.

In addition, the other person will also benefit from the 1TB of storage in OneDrive and access to the different perks that the subscription has to offer.

You cannot share the service if you have a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription. However, if you understand the risks of sharing your information, you could technically download and install Office on someone else’s computer, but you’ll have to sign into the apps with your Microsoft account to activate the setup.

Although you can install the apps on as many devices as you want, only up to five devices can access the service at the same time.

Furthermore, you can now also extend the functionalities of the app with AI with the new Copilot Pro subscription. The pay version of the service will enable access to Copilot from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. The subscription costs $20 per month per user.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].