If you encounter issues with using the default Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 web installer or that you simply do not have internet connection on the computer which you are to install the Office to, here’s how to download Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit.
To help issues such as slow download speed or no internet access when installing Office using the normal web installer, you can download the Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 offline installer instead.
Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 Offline Installer Download
You will still need internet connection to download the MS Office 365 / 2016 offline installer. After that, you can proceed to copy the offline installer to an external drive such as a USB hard drive and use it on a computer with no internet access, or multiple computers for easier installation without having to repeat the downloads.
The method below to download Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 offline installer for Windows 10 is for Office Home users only. This method will not be applicable for Office for business users.
Download Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 for Windows 10
To download the latest full version of Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit, follow the steps below.
First, go to office.com/myaccount and login to your Microsoft account associated with your purchased copy of Office.
Under Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2016, click on the Install button. Then, click on the Language, 32/64-bit, and other install options link. It may also appear as “Additional install options”.
In the Office Offline Installer section, select your desired language for the software, and then click on the Download offline installer button.
Install Office 365 / Microsoft Office 2016 offline installer in Windows 10
The Office 365 / Microsoft Office 2016 offline installer downloaded this way will be a .IMG image file. Both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 support image files such as ISO and IMG without the need of any external software to mount the image. Well, of course, if you are using other versions of Windows or other OS, you will need tools such as Daemon Tools to mount the ISO or IMG file.
To install the Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 offline installer on a Windows 10 computer, copy the IMG file over to that computer and double-click on it (or right-click and select Mount) to mount the image file.
Then, go to your This PC directory and you should see a new virtual drive such as D: or E: with an Microsoft Office logo and its version. Open it and run the setup.exe from it. Select Setup64.exe for Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 64-bit, or Setup32.exe for Office 32-bit.
Once the installation is completed, run any of the Office applications such as Microsoft Word. For the first time launching Office program, you should see the Enter your product key window. You can, of course, enter the product key if you have it with you now. To save the hassles, you can select Sign in with an active account instead to activate your Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2016 by signing in to your Microsoft account that has the license.
Try Office 365 for free download (1-month trial)
Note that this tutorial about downloading Office 365 or MS Office 2016 offline installer is assuming you already own the license for it. It is not a free to download software. However, you can sign up for a 1 month free trial for Office 365 if you are interested in it and want to give it a try. You can do this by simply going to the link provided above and click on the Try Office 365 for free download link.
How to update Microsoft Office 2016 / Office 365 to latest version
To update Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2016 to latest version in Windows 10, the easiest way is to run Windows Update. It will automatically check for and download the latest updates if there is any new update available.
Optionally, you can manually check your Office for update by opening any Office app such as Microsoft Excel. Click on File from the menu, and then select Account. Then, click on the Update options drop-down box, and select Update Now.