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Windows 7: How do I keep my Office 2016/365 signed in continuously?

17 Aug 2019   #1
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How do I keep my Office 2016/365 signed in continuously?

I have a similar setup of Office 2016 installed on my Windows 7 home computer and my Windows 10 work computer.

On the work computer, it was just boom, install, associate a login (email address or user ID, plus password) with the installation, and as long as I use an Office program periodically (I think it's once every 30 days), no problem.

On the home computer, it's a more-recent installation - past 30 days, and I associated a different email address/password combo with this.

BUT - at unpredictable intervals, I seem to be required to sign in. Sometimes the interval is more than a day or two; it's always been less than a week.

Today I went into my credential manager - something I'd not even known existed - and noticed that there was a password, but no login (email address) associated with the Office installation. So I added that.

Hoping that fixes it. But, in case it doesn't, what else might I do to make the Office 2016 installation "stick" without requiring occasional logins?


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18 Aug 2019   #2
450125

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

As I'd feared, setting the credential in my credential manager did not fix the problem.

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When I started Excel today, it showed the correct user ID (just my initials, not my email address), and said I was not signed in. So I signed in and that was fine. But in the credential manager, my "user name" (my email address) was blank as shown above after doing so.

After exiting Excel, I was able to start Word, and my login was remembered, probably from the signing in through Excel.

The other Office16 credential in the screen shot above was still correct, with my user name remembered.

So still looking for how to stay logged in to Office.


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18 Aug 2019   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Does this YouTube video help you at all?.

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18 Aug 2019   #4
450125

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Does this YouTube video help you at all?.

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I had watched that very video before posting, and it didn't really help much. And if you view the ratings, it's currently disliked by a third of those rating it - a pretty high number.

Apologies for my struggles to clearly and cleanly explain my dilemma. I'll try again.

Part of my problem is that, for a nonprofit board I'm on, I have web-only Office 365 access. This is a lesser-known offering from Microsoft; qualifying organizations can have a free multiuser version of Office 365, with the full suite of Office offerings, but runnable only from the web, with some very minor reduced functionality versus the full-featured desktop versions.

On my Windows 10 office computer, I have no problem concurrently running both my desktop Office 2016, and the browser-only Office 365. Office 2016 is registered to my work email. I'm never asked to log in, either for the browser O365, or the desktop O2106.

At home - Windows 7 - I am never asked to log in to the browser O365, but was asked - today, yesterday, the day before - to log in for the desktop Office 2016. I use my work email address as my login for Office 2016, just as I do at work.

The video you provided seems more geared to someone who wants to be joined at the hip with Microsoft, which I don't. I use Firefox for my browser, and the only desktop Microsoft products I use are the Office 2016 suite. The only Outlook/Mail I use is with the browser-based Office 365.

Thanks for reading. Net of it is that I'd like, in Windows 7 at home, as I have in Windows 10 at work, to be able to concurrently use web-based Office 365 for the nonprofit board I'm on, and desktop Office 2016 for everything else, without having to sign into either.
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