Microsoft Office Activation

Office 2013 Activation Instructions:

  1. From the Start menu, click All Programs >> Microsoft Office 2013, and then click on any program in that folder (e.g. Access 2013, Excel 2013) to open it.
  2. The Activate Office window will open. Click Enter a product key instead.
  3. Enter your product key from your software.caltech.edu purchase receipt, and then click Continue.
  4. Ensure that the option Use recommended settings is selected, and click Accept.
  5. When prompted to login, you can skip this step by clicking "No thanks, maybe later."
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the activation process.

Office 2010 Activation Instructions:

  1. Launch any Office 2010 application.
  2. Select the File tab in the upper-left corner, then click Help in the left column.
  3. On the right side of the window, there will be a shaded box that shows Product Activation Required . In the box is a Change Product Key link. Click the link and enter the Office 2010 product key from your software.caltech.edu purchase receipt. The key will take a moment to validate, and the box for Attempt to automatically activate my product online will become selected.
  4. Click Continue .
  5. A new window will appear, with the options Install Now or Customize . Even though the product has already been installed, choose Install Now . A screen will appear that would seem to indicate the product is installing, then after a slight delay, a message that the configuration is complete will appear.
  6. Click Close .
  7. Restart any Office applications that may have been open.