[Office 365] Office 365 - Installation instructions for Windows based computers

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Before beginning the installation of Office 365, Please ensure that all prior versions of Microsoft Office are uninstalled from your computer. Failure to do so may result in errors in the installation and/or instability in the Office suite.


  • Office 365 requires Windows 7/8/8.1 or higher
  • Windows Vista and XP are not supported
  • Internet Explorer 11.0.9600 was used with following instructions.

To install Microsoft Office 365 on a computer running Microsoft Windows, perform the steps.

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Hover your mouse over the O365/Email Icon on the Top Right Cornerand Click on Office 365 from the drop down menu.
  • Pop-up will appear asking to "Select a Certificate." Be certain your email address is the Subject and click "OK."
  • Click "Install Now"


Uncheck "Make Bing your search engine"

Uncheck "Make MSN your browser home page"

  • You'll start downloading a setup file. A Microsoft pop-up will appear in the middle of the screen, but scroll down further and you'll see another pop-up at the bottom of the page with the options of Run, Save, and Cancel. Please Click on "Run."
  • A precaution User Account Control pop-up will appear. Please Click"Yes" to authorize the setup file to proceed.
  • Office 365 will now install, Multiple pop-up screen will appears but be patient as it install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Skype, OneDrive, and Access.
  • Once the installation is complete, you will be presented with the following image. Click "Close." Microsoft O365 is now completely installed and ready to be used!

If you're a student or not on the Valencia College network. You may need to follow the procedure below.

  • Once you're on your Desktop screen, click on the Start Button which is theWindows Logo on the Bottom Left of your screen. 

Note: Depending on your Operating System, finding the O365 app you've installed may differ. 

--- Windows 7
--- Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

  • Once you open your App you've installed, you may be prompted to "Activate Office." Enter your Valencia College Email Address. You MUST use your Valencia Email to Activate Office then Click Next.

Note: Faculty/Staff/Students email must be in the following format:  username@mail.valenciacollege.edu

  • Once you entered your Valencia College Email, you then MUST enter your Atlas Password then Click Sign In.
  • If you've successfully sign inauthenticated, and activated Microsoft Office 365. You will be shown the following image.
  • Congratulations! You completely installed Microsoft Office 365.

Valencia College does not provide support for personal devices. The following information is provided as a courtesy. OIT and Valencia College assume no liability for use or misuse of this information.

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