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How to Register Microsoft Office Online

by Matt McGew

Microsoft Office is a bundled suite of desktop productivity applications that includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher. A anti-piracy security feature built in to Microsoft Office requires you to activate your software. At the end of the activation process, Microsoft allows you to register your product. Registration is voluntary and not required by Microsoft to continue using your Office product.

Step 1

Open any application from your Microsoft Office program. Click the "Help" option from the application's window and select "Activate Product."

Step 2

Select the option "Activate by using the Internet." Select your country from the drop-down menu and select "OK" to continue the registration process. Wait while the software communicates with Microsoft's servers and authenticates your Microsoft Office software. You will receive confirmation when the activation is complete.

Click "OK" to register your product. Microsoft will ask you to complete a short form that includes your name, address, phone number, email address and purchase information. Submit the registration form to complete the registration process.

Items you will need

  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet connection

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