Install Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows from the UW Network


Through the Microsoft Campus Agreement, the University of Wyoming (UW) provides the latest versions of Microsoft Office (for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems) for UW-owned computers. Supported versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system are also provided through this agreement. These specific Microsoft software installations are provided free of charge to departments.

Cooperating agencies may be eligible to purchase software through the UW Microsoft Academic Select License Program. Further information on this program can be found on the UW Select Program Web page, or call 766-3686.

For ease of installation of this software, Information Technology (IT) provides network installation points. These network locations are restricted to UW domain accounts, and the Microsoft licenses restrict the installation of these products to UW-owned computers only.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 Applications

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook with Business Contact Manager
  • Publisher
  • InfoPath
  • OneNote
  • SharePoint Workspace
  • Lync

Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • Operating System:
    • Office 2016 32-bit products are supported on the following Windows operating systems:
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)*
      • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
      • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)**
      • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Office 2016 64-bit products are only supported on the following Windows operating systems:
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)*
      • Windows 7 (64-bit)
      • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)**
      • Windows 8 (64-bit)
        *Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only in 64-bit architecture
        **Windows Server 2012 is available only in 64-bit architecture
  • Memory (RAM): 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64-bit)
  • Hard drive space: 3.0 GB available.
    NOTE: Hard disk space usage varies depending on whether installed from a download or from CD and based on the chosen configuration; custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space; a complete installation will require more hard disk space.
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.

Additional information on the system requirements for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 and specific items and services can be found at

NOTE: These are the minimum requirements for running Office Professional Plus 2016. Performance may be degraded if the computer resources are limited by a minimum configuration.


NOTE: It is recommended that you uninstall all previous versions of Microsoft Office and any beta Microsoft applications prior to installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016.

  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
    1. Software Center can be opened from Start->All Programs->Microsoft System Center->Software Center or by going to the Windows button->All Apps->Microsoft System Center->Software Center

      Windows 8/10

      NOTE: It is recommended to install the 32bit version of Office unless you usually work with extra-large databases or worksheets. Please see 
      Microsoft’s Recommendation for more information on 32 bit vs. 64 bit.
    2. Select Office 2016
    3. Click the Install button.

  2. Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
    1. In the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms window, click the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and click Continue. (It may take up to 5 minutes for the window below to open)

    2. In the Choose the installation you want window, click Install Now.

    3. In the Thank you for installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 window, click Close.

    4. If you are prompted to reboot your computer, make sure all your other windows are closed, and click Yes.

      Setup window

  3. Opening a Microsoft Office Application
    • To open an Office 2016 application, click the Start menu button, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office 2016, and click whichever Office application you would like to open.

  4. Creating a shortcut on your Desktop for an application
    1. Click the Start menu button, point to All Programs
    2. Point to Microsoft Office 2016.
    3. Right-click the application you would like to create a shortcut for, click Send to, and click Desktop (create shortcut).


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