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Microsoft Imagine's Instructions to Install Project

  1. You should have received an email about an account for DreamSparkMicrosoft Imagine. Check your university email (<username>

  2. Find email "Texas A&M University - College Station - College of Architecture - DreamSpark Premium <Microsoft Imagine Premium <>" with the subject "An account has been created for youWebstore Account Information"

  3. Click the link under "Complete Your RegistrationLink to Webstore:"
    Link will look something like

  4. On the Account Registration page, fill out your details.  DO NOT CHANGE YOUR USERNAME OR EMAIL ADDRESS.  You will receive a confirmation at <username> if your registration is successful.  You'll also be taken to the DreamSpark Microsoft Imagine home screen.
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  5. Your home screen should show Microsoft Project 2013 and Microsoft Project 2010.  Click on whichever you prefer (depends on which version of Office you have installed).
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  6. Choose the version that goes with your current MS Office.

  7. Click "Add To Cart" for the last option:  "Microsoft Project Professional 2013 with SP1 32/64-Bit - Web Installer (English) - DreamSparkMicrosoft Imagine"
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    NOTE:  You must use the Web Installer!

  8. On the "Your Cart" page, ensure you see "Microsoft Project Professional 2013 with SP1 32/64-Bit - Web Installer (English) - DreamSparkMicrosoft Imagine" (web installer is important here).  Click "Check Out"
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  9. Accept the user agreement by clicking "I Accept."
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  10. On the confirmation page, click "Proceed with Order."  You should get an email sent to <username> to confirm your order was successful.
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  11. On the "Receipt" page, Click "Start Download in the green section " on the middle left of the pagegray bar above the items.
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  12. The Next page that will come up is:
    1. Download & save the "Download & Install the Secure Download Manager (SDM)
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    2. Download & save the "Download & Open Your Order Package (.SDX file)"
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    3. Install the program you downloaded in step onea; it is named "SDM_EN.msi"
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    4. Install the SDX file you downloaded in Step 2b; it will look like a blue circle with a lightning bolt an arrow on it.
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    5. A window opens that asks which version of MS Project you wish to install
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      1. Choose what version you already have x64 or x32
  13. Once you click download then it will go to your default download location.
    1. which is usually C:\Users\<name of account on your computer>\Downloads
  14. Install MS Project after the download completes.
  15. To get your product key if you have already closed the checkout screen.

  16. Go to
  17. Sign in with your email as the username and the password you set up earlier. 
  18. At the top right, click on “ Your Account/Orders”
  19. Next under Order History click on MS Project. 
  20. This will take you to the page with the Product Key on it. It will be towards the bottom of the page.