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After purchasing Microsoft office, Where do I enter my Product Key?

You can go in one of two directions with this. One, if your product key is brand new and has never been used, and the other, if you purchased your product key from Microsoft Store (instant-key.com). If your product Key is New: To begin, you'll be required to sign in with your Microsoft account.Then, in the space provided, type in your product key.Finally, you will be given access to your Microsoft Office. If you Purchased Microsoft Office Through the Microsoft Store(instant-key.com), Here is where to enter your Product key: To begin, open your browser and put https://setup.office.com/ into the address bar. Log in or make a new account. 2. Sign in with your Microsoft account, or create one if you don't have one. Be sure to remember this account so that you can install or reinstall Office later, without a product key. 3. Enter your product key, without hyphens, if prompted. If you don't see the...

How can I get started using Outlook for the first time? (Microsoft 365)

Before using Outlook for the first time, you will need to add your Outlook profile. 1. Open the Outlook application 2. Enter your Microsoft 365 account details After that, click Connect and enter your email address. When asked, type your Microsoft 365 password or your logon password in the space provided. Your 365 password will normally consist of one uppercase character, three lowercase characters, and four numbers (for example, Dafu3648).If you have forgotten your 365 password, please contact Impact Computing. 3. Wait for Outlook to configure your profile This may take a few minutes to complete. Once Outlook has finished you will see the following screen. You can now click Finish. Outlook will then setup your mailbox and open. If you have access to any shared mailboxes, they will be automatically added to Outlook, but this could take up to 30 minutes. If you haven't received a shared mailbox by this time, please contact Impact Computing.

How do I create a bootable Windows USB drive?

You must first build the installation media before installing Windows from a USB drive. Once the USB flash drive is connected, your computer will be able to read this and boot from it. The methods for making a bootable USB flash drive using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool are outlined here. Download the appropriate installation media from Microsoft: Download Windows 10 Follow the steps to download the Windows version you want. Some versions may require you to provide your Windows product key to verify your eligibility to download disc images.Save the Media Creation Tool to your computer. When the download is finished, launch the file and click Accept when prompted to agree to the software license terms.Select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC and click the Next button.Follow any on-screen instructions to set your preferred language, Windows edition, and System Architecture. If unsure, check the Use the recommended options for this PC option and proceed.Choose the USB flash...

Step-by-Step Instructions for Downloading and Installing Windows 8 or 7

Do you want to upgrade your Windows version to Windows 8 or 7? But don’t understand how to download and install Windows 8 or 7? Don’t worry Instant Key have you covered! Here is a complete guide on how to download and install Windows 8 or 7. To download Windows 8 or 7 visits Software Download (microsoft.com). Microsoft has also granted Digital River permission to publish Windows 8 or Windows 7 ISO files for installation via DVD or USB device. After making a slight change to your BIOS settings, you can use the Windows 8 or Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to build an installation medium from the downloaded file, and you can start your machine with the DVD or USB drive. After installing Windows 8 or Windows 7, you must activate it using a product key that comes with your computer or that you purchased from the Microsoft Store. Preparation...

Skype for Business End of Life: 5 Questions to Ask

Microsoft announced the retirement of Skype for Business Online in July 2019, with an official end date of July 31, 2021. After that date, the platform will no longer be accessible or supported. Skype for Business integration with third-party audio conferencing service providers will also stop working, Microsoft said.