www.office.com/activate explains that after purchasing and loading your office into your Pc, you still need to activate your office into your Microsoft account. Nevertheless, it is explained that though this is always a simple process, many people are not acquainted with the knowledge of what is needed to go through the process and successfully activate the office to enable the features of the office tools. Nonetheless, www.office.com/activate is here to help. You need to first understand the version of your office so that you can be directed to the step needed to activate the office. This is because different versions of the office require different steps for activation. Some of these versions include:

  • Office 365, 2019, 2016 and 2013
  • Office that is pre-installed on a new Windows 10 device
  • Office purchase or offer that is included on a new Windows 10 device.
  • Office HUP
  • New office product Key

(a) Office 365, 2019, 2016 and 2013

When you start an office application and that is not activated, you will be requested to first of all sign in. ensure that you sign in with the account which you used to buy or subscribe to the office be it your personal Microsoft account, work account or even institution’s account.

After you are signed it, a Microsoft activation wizard will prompt in your computer’s screen. Follow the steps in the wizard until you click finish.

When your PC comes with a pre-installed office, you need to activate it so that you can case the office tools. Here, you can activate the office as a 1-month trial of office 365 Home which is free or you can buy an Office or enter a product key instead. Nonetheless, if you may be having an older copy of Office, you are recommended to install it instead.

(c) Office purchase or offer that is included on a new Windows 10 device.

For the case of a new office purchase, then the normal procedure of adding a product key and activating the office at www.office.com/activate will be required. Nonetheless, for the case of an offer, the product key is digitally transmitted to your PC and you only need to click the activate button from your PC for Office activation.

(d) Office HUP

This is for the case where you bought Office Professional Plus, Visio Professional or Project Professional through your institution’s Microsoft HUP benefit. Select at the bottom of your screen “I don’t want to sign in or create an account”. Then enter your product key and activate the office.

(e) New office product key

When you buy a new office either at stores in a hard copy drive or online, you will get a product key for setting up the office. You will need to visit Office.com/activate and feed your product key to get started. This process will add your new office to your Microsoft account and you can install the office into your PC. From any of the office tools in your installed Office in your PC, you can click on activate, follow the prompt and finish.