How to Reinstall Microsoft
Office 2010 or 2013 on PC

Microsoft Office is a requirement to create, view, or edit any kind of document for the majority of computer users across the world, and this is especially true for PC users. Buying your Office products at SoftwareKeep can ensure that you get the lowest prices and guaranteed assistance if your Office 2010 or Office 2013 starts malfunctioning and needs to be reinstalled.

If you haven’t yet contacted SoftwareKeep, however, it’s still possible to reinstall your version of Office. Simply follow the steps below to get back to using the programs you need for your projects at home, work, or school:

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Choose between 32-bit and 64-bit versions

Before reinstalling either Office 2010 or Office 2013, find out which version you need to run the program suite at 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. It is useful if you work with large projects. The 64-bit version is the right choice for you 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

If any of the above apply to you, choose the 64-bit version below, otherwise, go with the 32-bit default.

Office 2010: 32-bit Version

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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 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.

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Step #3: Read the Microsoft Software License Terms

When you have read through the terms and agreed to them, click Continue.

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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.

Office 2010: 64-bit Version

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step #6: Follow the 32-bit instructions from Step #2 onward.

Once you are in the disk folder, open the x64 folder. Instead, there should be a file called setup.exe. Click on that file.

Office 2013

For those who bought a one-time, one-computer version of Office 2013, reinstallation is possible either on the same computer or on a different one if you had technical ssues with the original computer.

Step #1: Log in at

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.

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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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