Oklahoma Christian University provides a free download of Microsoft Office for current students and employees. This page provides instructions for downloading and installing Microsoft Office 2016 on Windows 10.
If you have an older version of Microsoft Office, you will need to uninstall it before installing Microsoft Office 2016.
Navigate to "Programs and Features"
- In the Cortana Search bar, type "Programs"
- Click "Programs and Features"
- Select the program you wish to uninstall.
- Right-click on the selected program and click "Uninstall".
Confirm the Uninstallation process by clicking "Yes"
Allow the program to uninstall.
This could take several minutes.
When the program finishes uninstalling, click "Close".
Please restart your computer now.
Open the Folders application by clicking the folder icon at the bottom of your screen.
Click on "Network"
- Type the following into the search bar: \\software.oc.edu\dist\microsoft\office
- Hit the "Enter" or "Return" key
Installing Microsoft 2016
Double-click on the folder named "2016"
Double-click the icon labeled "setup"
This file will not harm your computer.
- Accept the Terms of Agreement
- Click "Continue"
Click "Install Now"
Clicking the "Customize" option allows you to choose which programs you would like to install. Clicking "Install Now" will download the entire suite available to you.
Allow the program to install.
This could take several minutes. Make sure your computer is fully charged or plugged in. If your computer shuts down during the installation, the programs could become corrupted.
Success! You have successfully installed Microsoft Office 2016 on your computer.
Registering Your Product
Locate the Product Key.
The License.txt. file is located in the same folder as the "Setup" file. (\\software.oc.edu\dist\microsoft\office)
Double-click the "License" document. Keep this item open on your desktop or minimized. You will use it in a later step.
Entering the Product Key
Open a recently installed Microsoft Office Application. Any application will work for entering the product key. (Microsoft Word will be used in this example)
- Select "Install Updates Only"
- Click "Accept"
Click "Open Other Documents"
Click "Change Product Key"
Open the License.txt file.
Highlight the Serial Number
- Highlight the Serial Number.
- Right-click on the highlighted selection and click "Copy"
Return to Microsoft Word. Click in the empty box at the bottom of the Product Key dialogue box.
- Right-click in the box and select "Paste".
- If the serial number is entered correctly a green checkmark will appear.
- Click "Install".
Click "Yes" to allow the program to make changes to your computer.
You have successfully installed Microsoft Office 2016 on Windows 10. If you experienced any trouble with the installation process or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Support Central. We would be happy to assist you!
If you experienced any trouble with the installation process or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Support Central. We would be happy to assist you!