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How to download and install Office 2016 Professional Plus

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1. Preparation

Before you install Office 2016, you need to prepare your computer. It is strongly recommended to have only one Office installed in your computer. So, before starting the installation process, it is very important to uninstall all previously installed Office versions: old Office, Office 365 or Microsoft 365 trial versions. It is recommended to follow the Option 2 – Completely uninstall office with the uninstall support tool of the Microsoft Office uninstallation guide and completely uninstall Office with their removal tool named Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant. You can directly download the tool by clicking here

Support and Recovery Assistant
Removing all previous Office installations with Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant

2. Downloading 

Choose your language and click the link to download the ISO/IMG file. The download process should start after clicking the link. After download is completed, we will explain how to finally install Office 2016.

Here is a list of Microsoft official links to download the Office 2016 Professional Plus ISO file.

Language Links
English https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/en-US/ProPlusRetail.img
Arabic https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/ar-SA/ProPlusRetail.img
Chinese (CN) https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/zh-CN/ProPlusRetail.img
Chinese (TW) https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/zh-TW/ProPlusRetail.img
French https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/fr-FR/ProPlusRetail.img
German https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/de-DE/ProPlusRetail.img
Greek https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/el-GR/ProPlusRetail.img
Hebrew https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/he-IL/ProPlusRetail.img
Italian https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/it-IT/ProPlusRetail.img
Korean https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/ko-KR/ProPlusRetail.img
Portuguese (BR) https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/pt-BR/ProPlusRetail.img
Portuguese (PT) https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/pt-PT/ProPlusRetail.img
Russian https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/ru-RU/ProPlusRetail.img
Spanish https://officecdn.microsoft.com/db/492350F6-3A01-4F97-B9C0-C7C6DDF67D60/media/es-ES/ProPlusRetail.img

Choose your language, click the link to start the download and wait for the download to finish before mounting the file. It can take 10-20 minutes depending of your internet speed.

You can follow the download progress on your browser using the shortcut CONTROL+J. It works in most of the browsers: chrome, firefox, edge, opera…

office 2016 download progress
Download progress shown in Chrome browser by using Control+J

3. Installation

Mounting ISO file

  • For Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11

To install Office 2016, access your Downloads folder to locate the downloaded ISO file and right-click on the ISO file and select the option mount from the contextual menu. See the screenshot below. This will mount the file as a virtual device and allow you to access it like a pen drive.

Mounting Office 2016 ISO file
Mounting ISO file
  • For Windows 7

If you’re running Windows 7, you can instead turn to a free virtual drive utility, such as Virtual CloneDrive (Click here to download it for free). After installation, open Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and right-click the ISO file, and choose the “Mount (Virtual CloneDrive)” option from the pop-up menu, click.

Mounting ISO with Virtual Clone Drive
Mounting ISO file with Virtual Clone Drive


After doing this step, on the left side of this same window, you will see that an Office device appears under This Pc. To install Office 2016, click on the new device (1), and then in the right side of the window you will see the content. Finally, double-click on the setup file. You can see it in the screenshot above as the number (2). This will start the installation process.

Installing Office
Double-click the file to install Office 2016 in your computer

The installer will choose the best Office version for your computer. However, you may need the 64-bit installation. You can force the 64-bit installation accessing the Office folder and running the file named Setup64.

Force 64-bit installation
How to install Office 2016 64 bit version

4. Activation

After completing the installation process, reboot your operating system. When done, start one of the Office applications (Word, for example). After some seconds a new window will popup asking to enter the product key. Enter your product key and click the Activate Office button.

Office activation screen

That’s all. Now you have your Office completely installed and activated. Enjoy your Office suite.

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