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Microsoft Office for Windows Computers


Installing Microsoft Office on Your Windows Machine

Students, faculty and staff can install a subscription version of Microsoft Office on their computer following the steps below. Using this method, Microsoft Office will remain fully functional as long as you have an active Dartmouth student, faculty or staff account. When your account transitions to an alumni account or becomes inactive, you will continue to be able to use the Microsoft Office suite of products, but with limited read-only functionality. If you needed to create a new file, or edit an existing one, after your Dartmouth account transitions, you would need to purchase Microsoft Office.

Under the terms of our agreement with Microsoft, you can use these steps to install Microsoft Office on up to five different computers.

  1. Un-install any previous versions of Microsoft Office before beginning this process.
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to the Dartmouth Blitz Web Access Portal:
  3. Log in with your Dartmouth credentials (NetID and password).
  4. When your E-mail opens, click the gear icon found in the upper right corner of the window, then click Office 365 Settings from the menu that appears.
  5. On the Office 365 settings screen, click Software in the left column.
  6. Click your language (English is the default), then click the Install button to begin the download, then follow the prompts.
  7. Double-click the install file to open the installer to begin the installation.
  8. Click Continue in the Introduction window, and again in the Software License Agreement window.
  9. After the installation you may need to activate your software installation by choosing to "Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription."
  10. If asked for your E-mail address fill in <your NetID> and regular Dartmouth password.
  11. Choose the Sign In and then click Done.

Microsoft Office Updates

It is recommended after the installation to run Microsoft Windows Updates to keep the product up to date.

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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