Published at: August 1, 2022
Last modified: April 11, 2023
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This is strictly for educational purposes only — if you can’t pay for software, there are great free alternatives!

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Download Office

There are lots of versions of Office. You can find newer ones here and see their differences here. These are my go-to downloads:


Open the .img file and run the Setup.exe. Once installed, you can unmount the setup safely.


You can use an official key or an activator.

Warning: some people may recommend buying cheap keys elsewhere. This is not recommended, as these are grey-market keys, gathered from MSDN channels, each key sold multiple times (extra reading). You’re not buying directly from MS so you’re not buying a license, you’re just buying a key and living on the promise that MS won’t discover and deactivate it.

It’s essentially piracy with a middleman.

If you don’t have a key, you can use Microsoft Activation Scripts (MAS). You can also run irm | iex in the PowerShell.

Once opened, go to Office, then activate only Office. Once you finished that, enable the auto-renewal.