Windows 7, 8, 10 - Microsoft Office 2013 Visual Installation Guide
This document details the installation of the Office 2013 suite for Windows 7 and later for all students and faculty/staff. Click here to see the installation guide for Mac OSX.
Step One: Registry update
In order to successfully install the Office suite on Windows you must download and run a small file located on the Campus Software Library. This file contains a registry update that allows your computer to activate the Office suite using your NetID and password. Simply running the Microsoft Office installer will not successful activate the software.
- Log in to the Campus Software Library to download the registry update file. You may be prompted to log in with your NetID and password. If given a list of schools, make sure to select "UW-Madison". Select the option for "Microsoft for UW-Owned Computers".
- Click the link for "Office 365 Registry Update for Office 2013" to download the registry update file. Students will not see as many download options. The Office 365 Registry Update will be available to both Fac/Staff and Students.
- Run the Registry Update file by double clicking on it. You will see the prompt below once it has been done successfully. The program should take less than a second to run. Press any key to close the window and continue with activation.
Step two: Install Office
Log in to Outlook Web App using your NetID and password.
Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and select "Office 365 Settings"
- Select "Install and Manage Software".
- Click "Install". This will download an installer file to your Downloads folder. If you are not sure, leave the default 32-bit option selected.
Run the installer file by double clicking on it. It should be stored in your "Downloads" folder.
- Click "Next" when prompted until it asks you to Sign in. Click "Sign In" and enter your @wisc.edu address at the prompt. You will also be prompted for your NetID and password.
- After successful login you will receive the following message to confirm activation.