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

NOTE: 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.

*If you already have an older Office version installed, You can use the following links to uninstall office Manually or use the Microsoft Office Automated Removal tool


  • Office 365 requires Windows 8/8.1 or higher
  • Windows Vista, XP, and 7 are not supported


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

Step 1: Open your preferred web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge). (This tutorial was done in Google Chrome, though other browsers should look similar.)

Step 2: Sign in with your Valencia email address.

For Faculty/Staff, this would be username@valenciacollege.edu

For students, this would be username@mail.valenciacollege.edu


Step 3: You should see an option to “Install Office” or “Install Apps” towards the top right click that, then select “Microsoft 365 apps” to begin the installation.

*Alternatively, you can use this link to go directly to the install page after logging in.


Step 4: You may need to click the downloaded files icon in your web browser. 

For Chrome and Firefox, this will be indicated as a down arrow towards the top right. Alternatively, you may need to open the downloaded file from your usual download directory and then double-click the file to start the installation.

*If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes.


Step 5:  It may take a bit for the installation to proceed. You should see a screen similar to the one below.


Step 6: Your installation is finished when you see the phrase, "You're all set! Office is installed now" and an animation plays to show you where to find Microsoft 365 applications on your computer. Select Close.


Step 7: You should see the icons for office products now in your start menu. Click to open them as needed.  

Step 8: When opening the applications, you may be prompted for your credentials. Be sure to sign in with your Valencia email address.

For Faculty/Staff, this would be username@valenciacollege.edu

For Students, this would be username@mail.valenciacollege.edu 

Note: You will use the same password you use to log in to Atlas.


*General Disclaimer:
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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