How to download & activate Office 2021 on Windows

Microsoft Office 2021 was released alongside Windows 11 on October 5, 2021. This is the latest version of Office Suite, currently available for one-time purchase to consumers in various segments of the market.  

Obtaining Office 2021 gives you access to classic applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, Publisher, Access, etc. This is a one-time purchase, which means you only need to pay once to get a valid product key for Office 2021.

System Requirements

Below are the bare minimum computer requirements that you must have before you can use Office 2021 in your system:

  • CPU: 1 GHz Dual-Core processor
  • GPU: DirectX 9 with WDDM 2.0
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage space: 4 GB availability
  • Display Resolution: 1280 x 768
  • .NET requirement: 4.6 or higher
  • Other: Few Outlook features require Microsoft Edge WebView2

Make sure your PC meets these hardware requirements so that you can use Office 2021. Otherwise, your investment could just go to waste.

Valid Office 2021 Product Key

You must also have a valid product key for the respective edition of the Office suite.

Purchase Office Professional Plus 2021 product key here.

Download and Install Microsoft Office 2021 on Windows 11/10

It is a bit complicated to download Office 2021 from the Microsoft website if you are a new user. Fortunately, you can free get this Office suite from Microsoft’s CDN Server:

After getting the ISO file, you can right-click on it and choose Mount. Then, open the virtual drive and double-click on the Setup.exe file. Microsoft will take some time to install Office 2021 on your Windows 10/11 PC, as shown below. After the installation, click Close to exit the setup interface.

Microsoft Office 2021 is now successfully installed on your computer. However, it has not yet been activated, which is mandatory if you wish to use the suite.

How to Activate Microsoft Office 2021

Now that the Office Suite has been successfully installed, it needs to be activated using the product key you have purchased.

  • Start by opening an Office tool (Word, Excel, etc). You will be presented with a welcome screen.
  • Click Account from the menu on the left, and then click Activate Product.
  • Now click I have a product key.
  • On the next screen, enter your product key and Office automatically detects its associated edition. When it does, click Install this product instead.

Your Microsoft Office 2021 will now be successfully activated. To confirm, navigate to the Account page on any of the Office tools and you should see “Product Activated” along with its edition.

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