To change the version of Office you have installed from the Monthly Channel to the Semi Annual Channel, please follow the steps outlined below.


1. On a Windows 10 machine - Click the Windows button in the lower left corner or click "Type here to search"

2. Type in CMD 

3. Right Click on the Command Prompt icon and select "Run as Administrator"

4. In the black dialog box that opens - Copy and Paste the text below and then press enter:

cd /d “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun” 

5. Next, Copy and Paste the text below and Press Enter

OfficeC2RClient.exe /changesetting Channel=Deferred 

6. Last, Copy and Paste the text below and Press Enter

OfficeC2RClient.exe /update USER displaylevel=True forceappshutdown=true updatetoversion=16.0.11328.20438

7. Office will begin searching online for Updates:

8. Allow the process to complete - it takes approximately 5-10 minutes, Once completed the version of Office will be Semi Annual Channel

You can confirm this by opening Microsoft Word 

Click on File

Click on Account on the left hand side

On the Right hand side of the screen under About Word - it will display the version of Office installed