Reinstalling your Microsoft Office software is not difficult at all. Knowing how to reinstall Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 on PC isn’t hard to learn. You may need to reinstall your Office software if you change computers or if there is an issue with corrupted files, which does happen from time to time. This isn’t a problem with your Office software. The issue can occur for many reasons. Reinstalling your software can fix missing or corrupted files. If you have a legitimate product key, you can uninstall and reinstall your Microsoft Office products to fix these issues.
Choose between 32-bit and 64-bit versions
Before reinstalling either Office 2010 or Office 2013, check to see which version you need to run for optimal efficiency. The 32-bit version of Office is standard and is the default download setting. The 64-bit version requires more memory and processing power, but it is more important if you work with large projects. Here’s how you know if the 64-bit version is for you. You need the 64-bit version if you:
- Work with large databases that use complex calculations
- Work with extremely large pictures, videos, and animations in PowerPoint
- Work on files that take up more than 2 GB in Projects
- Develop in-house customizations for Office
- Are required by your business to use Hardware Data Execution Prevention on Office programs
- Work on any project that consumes huge amounts of memory
If any of the above apply to you, choose the 64-bit version below, otherwise, go with the 32-bit default. After you determine whether you want the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version, follow these steps to reinstall your Microsoft Office 2010. This also applies to Microsoft Office 2013.
If you have an Office disk, insert it in your disk drive. If you don’t have the disk, you can reinstall Office, but you will be required to use your 16-digit product key code. That code can be found either on your Office 2010 or 2013 box. If your purchase was a digital download only, you will have a confirmation email with the product key. When you have your product key, visit www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/office and insert the code. Follow the steps to download the file.
Re-installing the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office
Step #1: Insert your Office disk or download a new file with your product key
If you have your Office disk, insert it now in your disk drive. If you don’t have the disk, you can still reinstall Office. However, to do so, you will be required to use your 16-digit product key code. That code can be found either on your Office 2010 box or else in a confirmation email after you originally downloaded the program suite. Once you find your product key, go www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/office and insert the code. Then, follow the steps to download the file.
Step #2: Insert your product key
If you haven’t used your product key to download the file, you will be prompted to do so by the install disk. To learn more about the code, look again at Step #1.
Step #3: Read the Microsoft Software License Terms
When you have read through the terms and agreed to them, click Continue.
Step #4: Follow the prompts to complete installation
After the suite has been installed, you will be walked through a series of prompts. At the end, simply click Close.
Step #5: Activate Office
After the installation is complete, you will be asked to activate your product. The fastest way to do so is by clicking “I want to activate the software over the Internet.” Otherwise, you may be required to activate by phone. To ensure your Office programs continue to work, you will have to activate them.
Re-installing the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office
The difference between reinstalling the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office is that you need to ensure you are using a 64-bit version of Windows before trying to install a 64-bit version of Office. Also, uninstall any 32-bit version of the product before beginning installation of the 64-bit version to avoid conflicts. Click Start > Computer, and then right-click on the disk drive where the install disk is located. Select open for the x64 folder. Instead, there should be a file called setup.exe. Click on that file. The setup file will prompt you through the re-installation process.
Step #1: Make sure you are running 64-bit Windows
Check your computer to make sure it is running 64-bit Windows. If it is not, 64-bit Office will have trouble functioning properly.
Step #2: Uninstall any 32-bit Office programs
If you have any 32-bit Office programs on your computer they will be incompatible with the 64- bit versions. Uninstall those first so that the 64-bit versions can run.
Step #3: Insert your Office disk but do not run it automatically
Unlike in the 32-bit version, you do not want to automatically install your Office programs.
Step #4: Open the disk folder
Click Start > Computer, and then right-click on the disk drive where the install disk is located. Then, select Open.
Step #5: Open the x64 folder
Once you are in the disk folder, open the x64 folder. Instead, there should be a file called setup.exe. Click on that file.
Step #6: Follow the 32-bit instructions from Step #2 onward.
The rest of the reinstallation process is the same as in the 32-bit version. Scroll up to find further instructions.
Re-installing the Office 2013
Step #1: Log in at office.com/
Use a Microsoft login at the website. This can be a Hotmail account, Outlook, XBox Live, or other major Microsoft account. Be sure to use the account that your Office 2013 is registered under.
Step #2: Download the install file
Go to the Install Information section and select Install for the 32-bit version. If you’d prefer the 64-bit version, choose Additional install options > Office (64-bit). Then, click Install.
Step #3: Run the file
Open the file from your browser and begin the installation process.
Step #4: Agree to the Microsoft Office License Agreement and activate if necessary
The installation process will occur automatically. At the end, you will receive a message telling you it is done. From there, you are free to use your Office programs. When you open them, you will be asked to agree to the Microsoft Office License Agreement. You may also be asked to activate the programs. To do so, follow the prompts to activate online.
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