Is it possible to download a copy of Microsoft Office to keep on hand in case it becomes necessary to reload your computer?
The answer is YES. Thanks to the help of a site called https://www.heidoc.net.
Heidoc.net has put together a nifty app that allows you to download the “.img” file for all versions of
Office 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Office 365. That includes all the home, business and professional editions.
And that’s not all! The app also allows you to download Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 including insider preview, developer, enterprise, student and foreign language editions.
The downloads are delivered as an “.img”. This file is actually a disc image file of the raw data of the content. This data can’t be read directly by your computer without “mounting” or “burning” the .img file first.
It’s not nearly as complicated as is sounds and, if your running Windows 10, you won’t require any additional software to get the software up and running.
What you will need:
- A blank DVD, or
- A USB memory stick
- The Windows-ISO-Downloader (4.3MB) software, supplied by https://www.heidoc.net
- A computer running Windows 10
Remember that you’ll still need a license key to activate your copy of the downloaded software.
Once you’ve downloaded Windows-ISO-Downloader and installed it, follow the screenshots to get started.
1. The welcome screen
Select the software that you wish to download from the right pane.
2. I’ve selected Office 2019 Professional Plus, the English, US edition.
This method will work for any “.img” file.
3. Once downloaded, check your downloads folder
4. If you want to make a DVD with your new software, it’s quite straight forward in Windows 10
Pop in a blank DVD into your DVD writer. Right click on the downloded file and select “Burn disc image”.
Make sure your DVD Rom is selected (in my case, E:). Now click “Burn” and your Microsoft Office installation disc will be create.
6 .USB Memory Sick
If you prefer to keep your software on a USB memory stick then pop the USB stick into an available port. (Make sure there’s nothing on it as it’s content may be deleted). Right click on the downloaded file and select “Mount”.
You’ll notice a new drive letter has been created. In my case, it’s G:. This is a virtual drive that now holds the content of the “.img” file.
Click on the the new drive to open its content.
Now you can simply run the setup directly from your new virtual drive by clicking on the Setup.exe file. Or you can select these files and copy them over to your USB memory stick.
7. After you done with the mounted image, you can un-mount your virtual drive by right clicking on the drive letter and and selecting eject.
Conclusion on Download Microsoft Office
And that’s it! You now have a copy of Microsoft Office downloaded and ready to use.
Let us know in the comments if this method worked for you.