Do you need to install Free Microsoft Office on Windows 10? There’s an easy way to do so, thanks to the web-based version of the office suite that offers the same features, and the ability of Microsoft Edge to install sites as applications on your computer.
The cheapest boxed version of Microsoft Office 2019 costs $200 on the Microsoft Store. There is a 100% free and legal way to get all the applications in the suite on your Windows 10 computer. Microsoft has indeed followed Google’s example by launching a free version of its suite in the cloud. The difference with Google Docs is that Microsoft’s web applications take almost all the functionality of “real” Windows applications.
So, if you have access to the Internet, a Microsoft account and a Windows 10 PC, you can, thanks to a trick, have the same result as if you had bought the suite, but without paying anything. All these thanks to the magic of progressive web apps.
How to install Microsoft Office for free on Windows 10
Here’s how to do it:
- Open the www.office.com page in the Edge browser.
- Once you logged in with your Microsoft account, open Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, or any other application in the suite.
- Open the More menu
- Click on Install this site as an application
- Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 for each application.
As with Google Docs, you benefit from OneDrive online storage for your documents. The free version of Office 365 comes with 5 GB, which is already sufficient to store many of the documents in the suite. Note that, in any case, you can always save your files to the hard drive. And even export documents in other formats, including PDF and open equivalents of Office files.
Finally, note that the full version of Office 365 is also available. Unlike Web Apps, you don’t need to be logged in to enjoy it, and the suite gives you access to, among other things, 1 TB of space on OneDrive per person. It is possible to subscribe via the link below: