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A step-by-step guide on how to activate Microsoft Office Applications

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How to install Microsoft Office?

While the installation and activation of Microsoft applications may appear straightforward, overlooking even a single step can lead to frustrating complications. Ensuring a seamless experience with your applications hinges on meticulously following each instruction. Our step-by-step guide will help you navigate this process smoothly, guaranteeing trouble-free operation of your Microsoft software.

Step 1: Clear existing Office applications

Before installing your new Office application, make sure to remove any existing Office applications from your computer. This is important to prevent any conflicts that may interfere with activation.

  • Uninstall any previous Office versions.
  • Don’t forget to remove OneDrive and other Office-related applications.

Note: If you’re here to install Visio or Project products on your device, please skip this step and proceed to step 2. 

Once you’ve confirmed that no Office applications remain on your system, you’re ready to set up your new Office.

 

Step 2: Downloading your new Office

In the email you received containing your product information, you’ll find links to download the Office suite you’ve purchased. To begin the download:

  • Simply click on the provided link in the email.
    (Copy the link and paste it into your internet browser. We recommend that you try it in different browsers.)

 

 

Step 3: Open the downloaded IMG file

After the download is complete, you’ll find the IMG file in your downloads folder. 

Note: If you have a file named “Officesetup.exe” installed, treat it as a shortcut for IMG files. You can use this file to download your software directly, bypassing the need to mount your file. Skip Step 3 and proceed to Step 4 by directly opening the “Officesetup.exe” file for installation.

To open the IMG file, right-click on the downloaded file and select “Mount.”

Important Note: To access this file, you’ll need virtual DVD player software, which is often pre-installed on most devices. However, if you encounter difficulties opening the file, we can recommend a few free applications. These applications typically offer a 21-day free trial period, allowing you to complete your task.

We recommend using Elby Virtual CloneDrive software, which can be downloaded from the following link: Elby Virtual CloneDrive Download. This application is a reliable option to help you with this stage. Once you have it installed, proceed with mounting the IMG file as described in this instruction.

You might encounter a warning about potential risks associated with these applications. Please disregard this warning and proceed by choosing the “Open” option. If you have concerns about the file’s safety, rest assured that it has been shared by Microsoft and is verified as safe. You can also verify this information by visiting the following link: Microsoft Office 2021 Safety Confirmation.

 

Step 4: Start the application installation

Click on the Setup file within the file to begin the installation.

Once the installation process is complete, simply click on the “Close” option in the installation window.

 

Step 5: Activate your applications

Open any Microsoft Office application, such as Excel.

At the bottom-left of the application, you’ll find the “Account” section.

Click on the “Activate Product” option.

You can choose to log in with your email account or proceed without logging in. Select “I have a product key”.

Enter the 25-character Office Activation product key you received from us.

Then, click “Activate Product.” Your product will be successfully activated at this point.

Congratulations, you’ve now completed the activation process and have permanent access to your Office application.

 

 

If you encounter any difficulties during activation or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team. We’re here to assist you at every step. You can reach us by sending an email to support@mycodes24.com or by filling out the form on our contact page.

 

 

 

 

If you receive an error stating that the “product key has reached the maximum number of activations”, please follow this link and complete the activation using the phone activation option.