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Office 365: How to install Office 365 Desktop Applications on a PC or Mac (free)

How to install Microsoft Office Desktop Applications on Windows or Mac

Active full or part-time UW-Stout students, faculty and staff qualify for use and installation of Office 365 products on up to five devices at no cost.

Microsoft icons

Install Using Outlook

  1. Log in to your Stout email from the Stout Logins page,  This will log you into Outlook's Web App. 

    Lgoins Page

  2. In the top left, click the grid icon and then Microsoft 365.

  3. In the upper right, select Install apps. You will have two options. Most users can just click Microsoft 365 apps to start the download.

    Install Apps button

  4. Save the OfficeSetup download file.

  5. A pop up will appear showing the steps to finish the download. You will need to browse to the saved file and open file to install Microsoft 365.

    Steps for Getting Started

  6. If you do choose Other install options, you will have see other options and settings. 

    Other Options

Having trouble installing? Microsoft maintains a troubleshooting site. NOTE: Account and product key issues addressed by this site are NOT applicable for UW-Stout's Office 365 accounts; no key is required.

Already have Microsoft 365 Home? Microsoft recommends uninstalling the home version prior to installing Office 365 for Business.

Eligibility is limited to active students, faculty, and staff. Alumni and retirees are not eligible for installation of Office 365.

Support for the installation of Office 365 by the Technology Help Desk is limited to consultation. Computers must meet Microsoft's Office 365 system requirements and have internet access. Problems with installation may arise due to malware or hardware issues. The Technology Help Desk can only provide general guidance for resolving these issues and cannot service personally-owned computers.

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OwnerHeidi C.GroupUW Stout
Created2015-07-03 09:30:23Updated2024-04-10 12:15:32
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