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On a Mac? See Check for Office for Mac updates automatically.

Click here for the Latest updates for versions of Office that use Windows Installer (MSI).

Choose your version of Office

If you're not sure what version of Office you have, see What version of Office am I using?

Not sure which type of install you have?

Open an Office app to check your installation type

Note: If you can't open an app to check your installation type, try the more common Click-to-Run or MSI uninstall steps first.

  1. Create or open an existing file and select File > Account (or it might say Office Account).

  2. Under Product information, find the About button and check for the following:


    Screenshot showing version and build is Click-to-Run

    Click-to-Run installations have a Version and Build number, and include the phrase Click-to-Run.

    Follow the Click-to-Run or MSI steps below.


    Screenshot of About Office button for an MSI installation. It doesn't include a version or build number

    An MSI installation doesn't have a Version or Build number.

    Follow the Click-to-Run or MSI steps below.

    Microsoft Store

    Screenshot showing version and build is Microsoft Store

    Microsoft Store installations have a Version and Build number, and include the phrase Microsoft Store.

    If you have this installation type, select the Microsoft Store tab.

Newer versions of Office

  1. Open any Office app, such as Word, and create a new document.

  2. Go to File > Account (or Office Account if you opened Outlook).

  3. Under Product Information, choose Update Options > Update Now.

    Note: You may need to click Enable Updates first if you don't see the Update Now option right away.

    Manually checking for Office updates in Word 2016
  4. Close the "You're up to date!" window after Office is done checking for and installing updates.

You can also use the Update Options button to Disable Updates or to View Updates that were previously installed.

Office in the Microsoft Store

If you purchased Office from the Microsoft Store app on your Windows device, you can update Office from the same place!

  1. Exit all Office apps.

  2. Open the Microsoft Store app by typing "Microsoft Store" into the taskbar search and press Enter.

  3. Click on the Click the Profile icon icon and make sure you're signed into the Microsoft account associated with your Office license.

  4. Click on the Click the See More icon icon > choose Downloads and Updates.

  5. Click Get Updates.

Note: If you get a "You're good to go" message after clicking Get Updates, you don't have any new updates to install. "Good to go!"

Not working? Try this:

  • Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet. 

  • If Update Options is missing and there's only the About button, you either have a volume license install or your company is using Group Policy to manage Office updates. Try Microsoft Update or contact your company help desk.

  • To download an update manually, see Office Updates.

  • If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite:

    1. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program.

    2. Find and select your version of Microsoft Office on your computer. In the bar above, click Change.

    3. Select Quick Repair > Repair. If this does not work, retry the steps, but choose Online Repair instead. If you are still unable to open any apps, uninstall and reinstall Office.

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