How can I activate Office 365 Pro Plus on my Windows computer?

This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, July 20, 2018 09:15am

I'm a Student, and I need to install and activate Office 365 Pro Plus on my Windows computer.  

Browse to https://office365.gatech.edu and login. Once logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose "Office 365 Settings". Click "Software" to get started.  When prompted for your username, you should use your gtaccount@gatech.edu (even though that's not your email address or username). 

Applies To:

  • Current Students
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012
  • Windows 7 or 8/8.1
  • Windows 10

How do I install Office 365 Pro Plus on my Windows computer?

  • Browse to http://office365.gatech.edu and login.
  • Once logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose "Office 365 Settings".
Office 365 settings tab
  • Click "Software" to get started.
Office 365 Settings
  • Start your download!
Available Office Software
  • If prompted, click Run or Save.  If you Save the installer, run the .exe from the location that you saved it, usually Downloads.

Run setup

  • The "Getting Things Ready" splash screen will display.

installation screen

  • Once the installer is ready, you will need to click Next on the Welcome screen.

Office Get Started screen

  • Make sure "Use Recommended Settings" is marked and click Accept.

Reccomended Settings

  • Click Sign In.

Office Sign in

  • Sign in with your username/email address formatted like this: gtaccount@gatech.edu

Office Sign in email

  • And use your GT Account password.

Office Sign-in

  • Click Next on the OneDrive screen.

OneDrive Screen

  • Choose how you wold like your Office to look.  We like the Circuits design!

Design Template Screen

  • Feel free to use this time to "Take a look" or click "No, Thanks".

Office Intro

  • It's very important that you DO NOT SHUTDOWN, HIBERNATE, or DISCONNECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM THE INTERNET at this stage.
  • You will see a progress screen while it's wrapping up a few things.

Installation Photo

  • You can check the progress of the installer in your Taskbar (bottom right corner).

Install in process Screen

Office 365 icon

  • Next the Activation Wizard will run.

Activation Wizard

  • And Activate.

Activation Wizard complete

  • Once its done installing, you will see this screen.  It's now safe to shutdown, hibernate, or disconnect your computer from the internet.

Install Complete

How do I Check My Installation?

  • Open the Office 2016 Word application.
  • Choose a blank page.
  • Click on Home in the top left and click on Account.
  • Here you will see that you are using a "Subscription Product".  If you click "Manage Account", it will take you to the Office 365 website.

Office Setting Management

How do I Check My Activations?

  • Login to Office 365 at https://office365.gatech.edu with your GTAccount and GT Password.
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose "Office 365 Settings".
  • Click on Software.
  • At the top, you will see your current activations.

Office Activation Status

How do I Get My Activation Back?

  • Login to Office 365 at https://office365.gatech.edu with your GTAccount and GT Password.
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose "Office 365 Settings".
  • Click on Software.
  • At the top, you will see your current activations.
  • Click "Deactivate" next to the installation to unactivate.

Office Deactvation Option

  • Confirm that you want to deactivate this installation.
  • You'll see confirmation of this at the top.

Office Deactivated photo

  • It could take up to 24 hours before that activation will stop working and you will be prompted to uninstall the Office software or re-activate it.