Install Microsoft Office 2016 on Windows

This article steps through installing Microsoft Office 2016 on Windows 7, 8, or 10 from the Office Portal or a WPI network share.

In order to complete any of the following installs, you will need to have an active WPI Account

Web Install Instructions (Preferred Method for Personal Computers)

  1. Open a Web browser
  2. Go to portal.office.com
  3. Enter your full WPI email address in the username field and hit Tab which will redirect you to the WPI landing page
  4. Use your full email address and password to sign in
  5. Click the Install Office 2016 link
  6. Select "Save File"
  7. Follow the on screen instructions to finish the installation

Network Install from On Campus

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Map a drive to: \\storage.wpi.edu\software\Microsoft\Windows\Office
  3. Right click on the shortcut titled "Install Microsoft Office 2016" and choose "Run as Administrator"
  4. Follow the prompts to finish the installation
  5. Activate Office 2016

Network Install from Off Campus

If you are off campus, complete the following steps prior to following steps 3, 4 and 5 from above:

  1. Connect to the VPN at vpn.wpi.edu
  2. Open Windows Explorer
  3. Map a drive to: \\storage.wpi.edu\software\Microsoft\Windows\Office
  4. Copy the 2016 folder to the desktop
  5. Open the 2016 folder that is on your desktop
  6. Right click on the shortcut titled "Install Microsoft Office 2016" and choose "Run as Administrator"
  7. Follow the prompts to finish the installation
  8. Activate Office 2016
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