Need to install Microsoft Office for free on Windows 10? There is a simple way to do this, thanks to the web version of the office suite that offers the same functionality, and the ability of Microsoft Edge to install sites as applications on your computer.
The cheapest boxed version of the Microsoft Office 2019 suite costs € 149 on the Microsoft Store. And yet, there is a 100% free and legal method to obtain all the applications of the suite on your Windows 10 computer. Microsoft has indeed followed the example of Google 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 of the functionality of “real” Windows applications.
So, if you have access to the internet, a Microsoft account and a Windows 10 PC, you can, with a trick, have the same end result as if you had bought the suite, but without paying anything. All thanks to the magic of progressive web apps .
How to install Microsoft Office for free on Windows 10
- Open the page www.office.com in the Edge browser
- Once connected with your Microsoft account, open Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook or any other application in the suite
- Open the browser’s Plus menu
- Click on Install this site as an application
- Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 for each application
As with Google Docs you get OneDrive online storage for your documents. The free version of Office 365 immediately offers 5 GB which is already enough to store many documents from the suite. Note that in any case you can always save your files to the hard drive. And even export documents to other formats, including PDF and open equivalent Office files.
Finally, note that the full version of Office 365 is also available. Unlike Web Apps, you do not need to be connected to benefit from it and the suite gives you access, among other things, to 1 TB of space on OneDrive per person. It is possible to subscribe to it via the link below: