Microsoft Licensing: Installing/Logging into Microsoft Office


This article provides instructions on how to download and install Microsoft Office on your personal computer.



Microsoft Office 365 is available to all USNH Faculty/Staff and Students. 

Note: If you have Microsoft Visio or Microsoft Project installed, please check with the Technology Help Desk team before upgrading.


Task: To install Microsoft Office 365 on your Personal Computer.



Step 1 - In a web browser on the computer where you want to install Microsoft Office 365, go to and sign in if necessary.

  • If prompted by Microsoft to Pick an account, be sure the account you choose has your (fully qualified username, e.g. and click Next. If Pick an account shows your campus email address, choose "Use another account" instead.
  • If a generic Microsoft Sign in screen asks for your "Email,phone, or Skype", enter your (fully qualified username, e.g. and click Next.
  • On the USNH Enter Password page, enter your password and click Sign In.  
  • If required, verify your identity with one of your multi-factor authentication (MFA) sign-in methods.

Step 2 - You will see the Microsoft 365 Portal Page with "Welcome to Microsoft 365".  Click on the "Install apps" button in the upper right, then choose "Microsoft 365 apps".


Step 3 - This will begin the process of downloading a file to install the Microsoft 365 Office apps.

  • The executable file will auto-save to your downloads folder (unless you have changed the location of downloaded files).
  • Follow the instructions in the pop up (image may vary slightly from what is here in this article).
  • If you need additional help installing, click the "Need Help?" link at the bottom of the pop up window.

Office Install Popup- need help link


Step 4 - After the Installer has finished, open the Microsoft Word app and Sign In with your (fully qualified username, e.g.



Microsoft Office 365 has been installed on your Personal Computer. 


Further Readings

Microsoft Licensing: Microsoft 365 Education A1, A3, or A5 License Overview

Office 365: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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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