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2 Fool-proof Ways To Transfer Microsoft Office To Another Computer (With & Without Subscription)

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Whether you have a subscription or don’t, transferring Microsoft Office to a new computer will only take a couple of minutes, and you’re all set!

Almost everyone uses Microsoft Office; it’s one of the best, most resourceful toolkits of multiple apps. So it makes sense that you’ll also need it on your new computer. Ideally, there are several ways to do it, all of which depend on your license type and device. But we’ll cover the two most basic and fool-proof ways to install and activate Microsoft Office on a new device.

So, if you’ve been scratching your head for a method to transfer Microsoft Office to your brand-new device, this post is for you!

Introduction

Before we get into the different methods of transferring Microsoft Office to another PC, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You can only transfer if you have the same or a newer version of Office on the new computer.
  • You’ll need to deactivate Office on your old computer before activating it on your new one. However, your old settings and files will not be transferred over automatically; you will need to export them manually.
  • It’s not required to deactivate your device if you have a subscription to Microsoft 365.
  • You’ll need to call the product activation number for Office to run on the new PC.

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Method 1: How To Move Office To A New PC (Without Subscription)

Don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription? No problem! You can still transfer Office from one computer to another by following these simple steps:

1) Use a browser of your choice to visit Office on your new computer. If you don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription that allows you to install Office one device at a time, you’ll need to install Office on your new computer. You’ll also need to activate it via phone and delete the apps from your old computer.

Sign in to Office without Microsoft 365 subscription
Sign in to Office without Microsoft 365 subscription

2) The next step is to sign in to your Microsoft account using the same information to sign in to different Microsoft products like Live.com, Hotmail.com, or Outlook.com. You may need to use your school or account to sign in if you use Office through your school or work.

3) Near the top-right corner of the Office page, select Install Office. Point your browser to this page if you signed in with a school or work account, and the option to install Office does not appear.

4) Depending on the version you’re installing, select Install Apps or Install.

5) Run the Office installer by double-clicking it. You should find the installer in your Downloads folder.

6) Start the installation by selecting Yes.

7) Finish the installation by selecting Close.

8) Run any Office app in the Start menu. This could be PowerPoint, Word, or Excel.

9) Click on “I want to activate the software by telephone” and hit Enter. You will see this on the activation wizard window.

10) Choose the country or region you’re calling from and call the Product Activation Centre using any of the telephone numbers you see on the screen.

11) When asked, type the installation ID on the phone.

12) Type the confirmation ID and hit Enter.

13) Uninstall Office on your old computer (press the + S and Windows keys at the same time. Write ‘uninstall’ in the search results, and select Add or remove programs. Select Microsoft Office (version) after scrolling down the right panel. Select Uninstall and let the on-screen instructions guide you through the process).

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This was the non-subscription method to transfer Microsoft Office to another computer, which is suitable for those who don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription and wish to transfer an Office copy that has been activated to another computer.

But if you already have a Microsoft 365 subscription and want to install an office product on a new computer, here’s how to do it…

Method 2: How To Move Office To A New PC (With Subscription)

So, here’s what you need to do if you already have a subscription and wish to transfer Microsoft Office to another computer and activate it there using your Office 365 subscription:

1) Use a browser of your choice to visit Office on your new computer. Microsoft subscription enables you to sign in to Office on up to five different devices at the same time, including PCs, tablets, Macs, and phones.

Sign in to Office with Microsoft 365 subscription
Sign in to Office with Microsoft 365 subscription

2) Sign in to your Microsoft account using the email address and password you linked to your subscription. You may need to use your school or account to sign in if you use Office through your school or work.

3) Download the installer from Office by selecting Install Office. Point your browser to this page if you signed in with a school or work account, and the option to install Office does not appear.

4) Depending on the version you’re installing, select Install Apps or Install.

Install Microsoft 365 Apps
Install Microsoft 365 Apps

5) Run the Office installer by double-clicking it. You should find the installer in your Downloads folder.

6) Install Office by following the on-screen instructions, which may vary depending on your operating system.

7) Run any Office app in the Start menu. This could be PowerPoint, Word, or Excel.

8) Sign in and accept the license agreement to activate Office.

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There you go, you successfully transferred Microsoft Office to your new computer!

FAQs

Do I have to buy Microsoft Office again for a new computer?

If your new computer already has Microsoft Office preinstalled and licensed, you can install your version if you want to use the most recent release or if your software set features extra Office programs like Publisher or Access.

Can I use Microsoft Office on two computers?

Yes, Microsoft 365 allows you to install Office on multiple devices and sign in to Office on five devices at the same time, including PCs, tablets, Macs, and phones.

Does Microsoft Office have to be purchased every year?

The license you get when you purchase Microsoft Office has no expiration date. And the software is sold as a one-time purchase, meaning you only need to pay once to enjoy Office apps for a single device.

But remember that upgrade options are unavailable, meaning you’ll have to spend money again if you wish to upgrade to the new release.

Can I use the same Microsoft Office product key twice?

You absolutely can. Since you can install Office on multiple devices and sign in to Office on these devices simultaneously, you can use your product key about three times.

How can I get Microsoft Office for free?

If you’re a student or an educator at an eligible institution and have a valid school email address, you can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and extra classroom tools.

Can you still buy old Microsoft Office?

While some retailers still sell old copies, Microsoft doesn’t sell old versions of Office retail anymore. You might find older Microsoft Office licenses on eBay or Amazon.

Can I download old versions of Microsoft Office for free?

Because Microsoft doesn’t offer its products for free, accessing the features of its products will require you to pay in most cases.

What is the cheapest version of Office?

The least expensive versions of Office are Microsoft 365 Personal. (which costs $69.99/year), Microsoft 365 Family (which costs $99.99/year), and Office Home & Student 2021 (which costs $149.99).

How do I get genuine Microsoft Office for free?

The best and most straightforward method to get a free, genuine Microsoft account is to sign up for the Microsoft 365 trial. This 1-month trial enables you to access the full Microsoft Office 2021 suite, which is perfect if you want to test the waters before making a purchase.

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Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has over 20 years of broad IT experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems with extensive practical knowledge of complex systems build, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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