Microsoft Licensing: Installing Microsoft Visio or Project


This article provides instructions to request the appropriate license and install Microsoft Visio or Microsoft Project to your Windows computer. These programs are available to USNH Faculty and Staff upon request.



Prior to starting the installation procedure for Microsoft Visio and/or Microsoft Project, you must ensure your PC is running Windows 10 or newer. If your PC meets this requirement, request a license for the software.

You must install the application within 6 months of being granted the license. If you have not installed the application within 6 months or have installed the application but have not used it within the last six consecutive months, your license is revoked. If you require a new license after your license has been revoked, request a new license for the software.


Task: To install Visio and/or Project.



Step 1 - Once you have been granted the license, open a web browser on your computer and navigate to 

Step 2 - Sign in with your, password, and MFA if required.

Step 3 - In the upper right corner of the page, look for a dropdown box "Install and more".  Click it and select "Install Microsoft 365 apps".

"Install and more" drop-down with "Install Microsoft 365 apps" marked by a red box


Step 4 - On the Apps & devices page, click Install Visio or Install Project.

Note: If you do not see Visio or Project, then you are not licensed to install that application.  Review the section on how to request a license above. 

Apps & devices page with "Install Project" and "Install Visio" marked by red boxes.


Step 5 - Depending on your browser, select Run, Setup, or Save File. 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 6- When you see the phrase, You're all set! [Your software] is installed now and an animation plays to show you where to find the app on your computer. Follow the instructions in the window to find the software, for example depending on your version of Windows, select Start and then scroll to find the software in from your list of apps.

Installation confirmation screen


Note: If you receive the following error message, you may press the button to install the 32-Bit version of the program. Alternatively, you may un-install Office 365 and reinstall it as 64-Bit if the functionality is required.

32-bit warning message



The application you installed, Microsoft Visio and/or Project, is available for you to use on your computer.


Further Readings

Microsoft - Install Visio 

Microsoft - Install Project 


Need additional help?

For additional Training please visit the Teaching & Learning Technologies Training site

To submit a support request, please fill out the Microsoft 365 Support webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the Technology Help Desk team on your local campus. For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.

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