How to Download and Install Software from Microsoft Store with Product Keys
If you have purchased software from Microsoft Store, such as Windows, Office, or Xbox games, you may wonder how to download, install, or reinstall it on your device. You may also need to activate the software with a product key, which is a 25-character code that verifies your license. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to find and install your Microsoft downloads from Microsoft Store with product keys.
Find your Microsoft downloads and product keys
Most software that you buy directly from Microsoft comes as a digital download that you can access from your Order history page. To find a specific download, follow these steps:
Sign in to the Order history page with the Microsoft account you used to make the purchase.
Find the software you want to download, and then select Product key/Install.
You will see the product key for the software. Copy it or write it down for later use.
Select Install to start the download process.
Note: If you're having problems installing an app from the Microsoft Store, see Fix problems with apps from Microsoft Store.
Install your Microsoft downloads
After you download the software from your Order history page, you can install it on your device by following the instructions on the screen. Depending on the software, you may need to enter the product key during the installation process or after it. Here are some examples of how to install different types of software:
Windows 11 and Windows 10: You can use the Media Creation Tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) and then install Windows on your PC. You will be prompted to enter the product key during the installation or after it.
Microsoft apps and games, including Xbox: You can install apps and games from the Microsoft Store app on your Windows 10 device or Xbox console. You don't need to enter a product key for these products.
Microsoft 365 and Office 2016: You can sign in to office.com/setup with your Microsoft account and then follow the steps to download and install Office on your device. You will be asked to enter the product key during the installation or after it.
Visual Studio Professional 2017 and Visual Studio Subscription: You can sign in to my.visualstudio.com/Downloads with your Microsoft account and then download and install Visual Studio on your device. You will need to enter the product key during the installation or after it.
If you encounter any issues with finding, installing, or activating your Microsoft downloads from Microsoft Store with product keys, here are some tips to help you:
If you can't find or install an app from the Microsoft Store, try these solutions.
If you don't have a product key or an install option for your software, check these possible reasons.
If you need to find your Windows product key, see this article.