Install Project

Applies To: Project Professional 2016 Office for business Office 365 Admin More...

Before you begin, make sure your PC meets the system requirements. The steps below are for the subscription versions of Project Online, and the non-subscription versions of Project 2016 or 2013.

Note: The Project app isn't included in the Office suite of apps such as Office 365 or Office Home & Business, but can be purchased as a stand-alone application. If you don't already own Project, find out which version of Project is right for you.

If you have Project Standard or Project Professional you should have a received a product key with your purchase. Before installing Project the first time, sign in with an existing or new Microsoft Account and enter your product key at Redeeming your key links your account with the Project app and you only have to do this once. Already did this? Go ahead to Step 1.

If your organization has a subscription to Project Online Professional or Project Online Premiumyou won't see an option to install it unless someone in your organization assigned a license to you. Learn how to check this in What Office 365 product or license do I have? If you're the Office 365 admin responsible for assigning licenses, see Assign licenses to users.

Step 1: Sign in to download Project

  1. Go to and if you're not already signed in, select Sign in.

  2. Sign in with the account you associated with this version of Project. This account can be a Microsoft account, or work or school account.

    Forgot your account details? See I forgot the account I use with Office.

  3. After signing in, follow the steps below that match the type of account you signed in with.

    You signed in with a Microsoft account 

    1. From the Office home page select Install Office.

      Screenshot of home page after signing in
    2. If you have multiple Office products you may have to scroll through the list of your owned products, or if you have an Office 365 subscription, select the tab which lists any non-subscription products you have. When you find the name of your version of Project you may have to select it to expand it.

      Under the heading Project 2016 (or 2013), select Install.

    Tip: To install Project in a different language, or to install the 64-bit version, select the link Additional install options or Other options (depending what shows on your screen). Choose the language and bit version you want, and then select Install.

    You signed in with a work or school account 

    1. From the Office home page select Install Office apps > Other install options. (If you set a different start page, go to

      Screenshot of if signing in with a work or school account
    2. Under Software, select Project. Choose the language and the bit version you want, then select Install. (To install 64-bit, under Version, select Advanced, choose 64-bit, and then select Install.)

      Tip: If Project isn't listed under the Software navigation heading on the left-side of your page, it probably means you don't have a license. Check if you have a license and if you don't, contact your admin and ask to have one assigned to you.

    Project should now begin downloading. Follow the prompts in Step 2 to complete the installation.

Step 2: Install Project

  1. Depending on your browser, select Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File(in Firefox).

    If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes.

    The install begins.

    Progress of installation of Office app

  2. Your install is finished when you see the phrase, "You're all set! Project is installed now" and an animation plays to show you where to find the Project app on your computer.

    Follow the instructions in the window to find Project, for example depending on your version of Windows, select Start and then scroll to find Project from your list of apps.

    Office is installed now. Select Close