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How do I activate my free Microsoft Office 365 subscription?

You have purchased a laptop with which you will receive Microsoft Office (365) for free for a year. You must first activate this. Below you can read how to activate your free Office package on your new laptop.

Step 1: Open the Office program

Office Windows 10

Programs such as Word and Excel are pre-installed on a laptop with a year of free Office. You open one of these to start the activation. Click on start and type in Word or Excel. Start the program by clicking on the icon.

Step 2: choose an account

Office login screen

An activation screen will then appear. Before you click on the green button, it is important that you select the correct email account. This email account has to be linked to a Microsoft account. With this you log in to Office in the future. Do you want to use a different account? Click on the text use another account. If you don't have an account yet, create one for free at https://account.microsoft.com/account. Is everything okay? Then click on the green button.

Step 3: log in to Office 365

Log in Office

In the next window, enter the e-mail address to which you want to link Office 365. Then enter the password and click on next.

Step 4: accept the conditions

Office license agreement screen

If all goes well you will now see the conditions. Confirm this with the green button. Now Microsoft Office is activated, you can use Office for free up to and including the date shown at the top right of the screen.

Step 5: Getting started

New Office 365 document

As soon as you activate Microsoft Office, you will receive a confirmation email, which will be sent to the address you provided in step 3. This also contains the activation code. You don't enter it anywhere, but keep it in a safe place. You use this code when you reinstall Windows in the event of problems. You can now get started with Office 365. Have fun!

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