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Upgrade to Office 2016

This document is for those users that are on Windows 7.  All typical campus deployments of Windows 10 already came with Office 2016. 

*Although we will be using the SCCM Software Center under “All Programs” to install, it is best to first uninstall the older Office version by hand – Use the steps described below. 

Uninstall of the older Office applications

To install Office 2016, we first need to remove the old version(s) of Office.  To remove these programs, go to the Control Panel.

To get to the control panel, click on the start button then look half way up the right hand side of the menu that pop’s up.  Control Panel should be listed there.

Once you have the control panel showing on the screen, look for the icon named Programs and Features.  Click on this.

In the Programs and Features screen, look for your Office application entry.

Screenshot showing the listing for Office 2013


Right-click this entry for your Office applications and pick Uninstall.  After you select uninstall, you will get a question asking if you are sure, click Yes.

Screenshot of the dialog box asking if you are sure, answer Yes.


You will start the uninstall process once you answer yes, wait until the uninstall finishes before shutting down the computer.  You should see the following screen when the uninstall is done.

Screenshot showing the dialog about the uninstall being finished


Now that we have Office uninstalled, we will want to restart.  Save and close any work you have open then restart the computer.

Installing the new Office 2016

With the Office uninstalled, and the computer restarted, we are now ready to install Office 2016. Click on the Start Button and select All Applications.  In the All Application list, scroll down to Microsoft System Center.  Open this folder and look for a folder under here called “Configuration Manager”.  Open this folder to see the “Software Center” icon.

Screenshot of the location of the Software Center icon

Click on this icon.  This will open the SCCM Software Center.

Screenshot of the System Center screen


In the System Center screen, you should see an entry for “DS-Office2016_32bit …”.  Click the check box next to this entry, then click the “Install Selected” button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.  The Software Center app will take you to the second tab where it shows the status of the install.

Screenshot showing the status of the Office install

It should be showing that it is downloading.  Once the download finishes, you will see the typical install status screen pop up indicating that Office 2016 is being installed.

Screenshot of the installation status of Office 2016


Once the install finishes, restart your computer.  Once the computer restarts, you can start using the Office programs.





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