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Downloading and Installing Office 2016 for Windows PC

This article provides instructions for downloading and installing Office 2016 on your Windows PC computer.



  • If you are faculty or staff, we advise that you do not install Office 2016 on your university owned machine. Doing so may present compatibility issues with pre-existing Office software.
  • If you do not already have Office installed, we advise that you submit a Service Ticket or contact your college or department IT consultant for assistance.

Installing Office 2016 for Windows PCs

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to
  2. Enter your Office 365 username (i.e., your to be redirected to the SacLink login page.
  3. Then enter your SacLink username and password and click Login.
  4. Click the Install Office 2016 button on the top right of the screen. The install file will then begin downloading.
    • Office 2016 Install Office icon
    • The file will start with the name: Setup.x86.en-us_O365ProPlusRetail ...
    • Setup file name
  5. Select and open the file you just downloaded. The installation will begin and take several minutes to complete.

Activating Office 2016

  1. When you receive a "Welcome to new Office" message, acknowledge, and proceed through the install prompts.
  2. Choose Use recommended settings and click Accept to continue.
  3. Click the Sign In button.
    • Enter your SacLink email address and click Next if prompted.
    • Office 365 username sign in prompt
  4. Select your desired background theme for Office and click Next.
  5. Click the "Take a look" option to get a tour of Office while the installation completes or click "No Thanks" to simply wait while until the process is finished.
  6. You will receive a "You're good to go" message when the installation is complete. Click the All Done! button to start using Office.

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Computers & Software - KB0011214 by Long Lim | Published:2015-11-17 | Updated:2018-03-23 14:19:21 | Views::313

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