How to install Microsoft Office 2019 on your Dell Personal Computer

Summary: Office 2019 installation instructions for computers with Office purchased after the point of sale as a stand-alone product.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Installing Microsoft Office 2019 on your Dell Personal Computer
  2. Hardware and Software Requirements
  3. What are you installing from?
  4. Installation instructions
  5. Common installation issues


NOTE: Since December 16 2016, if you purchase Microsoft Office with your Dell computer, they are now sent as Digital Delivery with the software that is loaded onto your computer and ready for activation using the instructions our article How to Find and Activate Microsoft Office 2016 or 365 on your new Dell computer.  

(Office 2019 is not compatible with computers that are sold with a Windows 10 downgrade to Windows 7.)


Installing Microsoft Office 2019 on your Dell Personal Computer



The latest version of Office from Microsoft was offered worldwide on October 2, 2018.

Office 2019 delivers modern features to create amazing content in less time. New features include enhanced pen and ink support, more powerful visualization and data analysis, and updated presentation features.

Office Version Compatible Operating System Version
Office 2016 Windows 7, 8.1, 10, and 10 in S-Mode
Office 2019 Windows 10, and 10 in S-Mode
Office 365 Windows 7, 8.1, 10, and 10 in S-Mode

S-Mode is an enhanced security mode of Windows 10. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise in S-Mode powers affordable, simple, secure, and efficient, cloud-ready devices. With self-service deployment and a familiar Windows experience, you can quickly get up and running.

Dell will stop distributing Office 2016 beginning October 2, 2018 with a last order date of November 16, 2018 for all Office 2016 Perpetual Product Offerings. Microsoft’s end of distribution date for Office 2016 is on December 31, 2018.

This is a step-by-step guide taking you through installing Microsoft Office 2019 on your computer if you have purchased it at some point after receiving your Dell personal computer. Office 2019 is the latest office suite and is designed as a one time purchase for individual use or as part of a new subscription service integrating online content for Office 365. This article lists the system requirements to run the program. How to locate the install media and how to use it once you have it.


(Fig.1 Office Logo)

Please sign in with a Microsoft account or change the language at the bottom-left side of the screen to match what your need.

As always if you have any problems at the end of this guide you can contact your local technical support or our Twitter team for further help, but in this case I would recommend you contact your local Microsoft helpline instead.

  • If it is an authentication issue, Microsoft is the only people who can check and affect this. Dell cannot supply new product Id's for ones that have been lost and we do not have the access or authority to authenticate your office install.
  • If it is a particular installation error code, Microsoft is the people who will have the best idea of what it means and how to resolve it.
  • If you are having licensing errors or have questions about it, again Microsoft will be the only people who can check and go over this with you. Dell does not have access to license lists or to how many machines are reporting that particular serial or license at the one time. We cannot check how many times that license has been used or on what computers.

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Hardware and Software Requirements


Microsoft Office 2019 will install on the following minimum hardware requirements:

  • Computer and processor 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core.
  • Professional Plus: 2.0 GHz or greater recommended for Skype for Business.
  • Memory 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • Hard disk 4 GB of available disk space
  • Display 1280 x 768 screen resolution
  • Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update).
  • Professional Plus Skype for Business requires DirectX 9 or later, 128 MB graphics memory, and 32 bits per pixel capable format.
  • Operating System Windows 10, Windows Server 2019
  • Browser The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.
  • .NET version Some features may require .NET 3.5 or 4.6 and higher to also be installed.
  • Other:
    • Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
    • A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10.
    • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your computer configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
    • Cloud file management features require OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
    • Microsoft account or Microsoft organizational account that is required for license assignment.
    • Professional Plus: Skype for Business requires a standard laptop camera or USB 2.0 video camera, a microphone, and an audio output device in order to use its full range of calling and meeting features. Microsoft recommends that you use certified devices SLN314264_en_US__4iC_External_Link_BD_v1 for the best experiences. For exact client video requirements, please review Skype for Business client video requirements SLN314264_en_US__4iC_External_Link_BD_v1.
  • Outlook:
    • Some search functionality requires Windows Search.
    • Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to a supported version of Microsoft Exchange Server (or Exchange Online) or Microsoft SharePoint Server (or SharePoint Online). See the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy SLN314264_en_US__4iC_External_Link_BD_v1 site for supported versions of Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.
    • Integration with Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams requires connectivity to a supported version of Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. See the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy SLN314264_en_US__4iC_External_Link_BD_v1 site for supported versions of Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.
    • LinkedIn support requires a LinkedIn account.
    • Speech recognition functionality requires a microphone.
    • Read-aloud functionality requires an audio output device.
    • Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
    • Dynamic calendars require server connectivity.
NOTE: New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10.

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What are you installing from?


All installs are done from a download if you have a product ID.

There will be no backup DVD media.

There is no MSI installer for Office 2019.

Instead you will be using the new click to run installer service.

Whether you are installing for the first time or are installing to multiple computers, you will be using a download and click to run installer service from the Microsoft site. There is no download to save the program as backup media, everything will be dealt with online instead. If you are wanting to use the computer offline, then Office 2019 probably is not the program you should be looking at.

NOTE: Click-to-Run is a Microsoft streaming and virtualization technology that reduces the time that is required to install Office and helps you run multiple versions of Office on the same computer. The streaming technology enables you to download and begin to use an Office product before the whole product is installed on your computer. The virtualization technology provides an isolated environment for Office to run on your computer. This isolated environment allows you to run the latest version of Office side by side with an earlier version of Office that is already installed on your computer.
  1. Confirm that your personal computer meets the Office 2019 system requirements.

  2. Check to see if your personal computer is preloaded with Office.

    1. Click the Windows Start menu and then click All Programs. If you see Office 365, a version of Office is preloaded.

    2. If your personal computer is NOT preloaded or you have reinstalled your personal computer from disk and not from an image. Sign in to SLN314264_en_US__4iC_External_Link_BD_v1.

  3. Use the account associated with the Office purchase.

  4. Select Install Office from the Home page.

  5. Office should now begin downloading.

NOTE: The 64-bit version is installed by default. However, if Office detects you have a previously installed 32-bit version, this version will be installed instead.

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Installation instructions


When you use the latest version of Office with Office 365, you can edit and review Office files from anywhere you can use your computer, mobile device, or web browser.

Here is what Office includes:

  • Access
  • Excel
  • Skype
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Word


(Fig.2 Install Page)

  1. Depending on your browser type - choose Run, Setup or Save File and select YES if you get a User Account Control (UAC) prompt.

  2. Once you see the phrase You're all set! Office is installed now your installation is finished, and an animation plays to tell you about your Office software. You can choose close to get past this.


(Fig.3 Installed Page)

  1. You must activate your office product.

  2. Usually this is automatically completed, once you start an office application and click Accept to agree to the license terms.

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Common Installation issues


If you encounter any issues during the installation process for Office 2019, to Microsoft Supports "Troubleshooting installing Office SLN314264_en_US__4iC_External_Link_BD_v1. The steps and tools included should help resolve any problems experienced.

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