The recent release of Office 2016 adds some useful new features and improvements and is now the default version installed as part of Office 365. However, if you want to install Office 2013 instead or on another machine, that is easily done.
Sign in to your Office 365 account by visiting https://www.office.com and clicking “Sign in” in the upper-right corner of the webpage.
You may see the page pictured below. If you purchased your Office 365 subscription using a work or school account, sign in on that page. However, if you used a personal Microsoft account, click the “Sign in with a Microsoft account” link and sign in on the resulting webpage.
Once you’re signed in, click the “My account” link at the bottom of the page.
Under “Install”, click the “Install” button.
In the “Install Information” section of the “My Office Account” page, click the “Language and install options” link.
Click the “Additional install options” link.
On the “Additional install options” screen, select “Office 2013 (32-bit)” or “Office 2013 (64-bit) from the “Version” drop-down list, depending on the type of system you’re running.
Click “Install” to download the appropriate installation file.
In Chrome, the file is downloaded to the default directory or you’re asked where you want to save the downloaded file, depending on your settings. To run the file, click the filename in the “Downloads” panel at the bottom of the window.
NOTE: In Firefox, you can choose whether you want to save downloaded files to a location you specify or whether you want to be asked for a location every time. Other browsers may have different options for download locations for files.
NOTE: You can also directly access the downloaded file using File Explorer.
A User Account Control box may display asking you for permission to install the application. Click “Yes” to continue installing Office 2013.
An banner displays while Office is “Getting things ready…”.
Office 2013 is then installed in the background and may take a while, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
When the installation is done, the following “Welcome to your new Office” dialog box displays. You can either go through some screens that help you finish setting up Office by clicking “Next” or you can close this dialog box by clicking the “X” button in the upper-right corner.
NOTE: You cannot install Office 2016 and Office 2013 on the same computer.
Note: This article doesn’t apply to MSI versions of Office.
By default, installations of Microsoft Office are configured to automatically update your Office installation when new updates are made publicly available. Occasionally, you may have to revert to an earlier version or build of an Office installation. For example, an automatic update may introduce unexpected behavior by one of your Office applications. In this case, you may want to revert to the previous version until a new version is released that addresses the issue you experienced.
Important: This article provides a list of recommended steps to revert to an earlier version of Microsoft 365, Office 2019, or Office 2016 that is installed by using Click-to-Run. This article doesn’t apply to MSI versions of Office.
Consider the severity of the issue
Before reverting to an earlier version of an Office installation, weigh the severity of the issue that you’re experiencing against the benefits of having the security, performance, and reliability improvements that are included in the latest update.
Revert to the previous version of Office
Follow these steps to revert to the previous version of Office.
Important: The Office installation is streamed from the Internet. Make sure that your connection to the Internet is reliable and persistent.
Step 1: Set a reminder to enable automatic updates at a future date
Before you revert an Office installation, you should disable automatic updates. To make sure that you don’t miss future updates, set a reminder to manually check for future versions. When a new version becomes available, and if the new version doesn’t exhibit the same issue that you experienced earlier, then you can re-enable automatic updates.
Create a reminder to re-enable automatic updates. You can do this in Microsoft Outlook, on Outlook.com, or by using another application that has a calendar.
For more information about Office updates, see the following article:
Step 2: Install the previous version of Office
To install the previous version of Office, follow these steps:
Determine and note the previous version number. Use the following Microsoft website to find the update version that is previous to the current version:
Download and run the self-extracting executable file from the following Download Center link. This file contains the Office Deployment Tool executable (Setup.exe) and a sample configuration file (Configuration.xml):
Start Notepad and copy the following XML. Then, save the file as Config.xml in the same file location as the Setup.exe file from Step 2.
Note In the XML, 16.0. xxxxx.yyyyy represents the full version number that you noted in step 1.
Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do this, click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator. Switch to the file location for the Setup.exe and Config.xml files.
Run the following command:
Start an Office application (such as Excel), and then select File > Account.
In the Product Information section, select Update Options > Update Now.
Note If you are prompted to activate Office again, enter your Microsoft account and password. This step does not add your computer to your account a second time.
Step 3: Disable automatic updates for Office
This step is very important. Office automatically checks for updates on a regular basis. To prevent Office from automatically installing new updates, follow these steps:
Click File, and then click Office Account.
In the Product Information column, click Update Options, and then click Disable Updates.
I am using a desktop my son used in college and passed on to me after graduation in 2017. I believe he had the software updated by campus IT folks just before this.
Several weeks ago I began getting pop up windows referencing OFFICE 365 on my desktop PC whenever I opened an office app, usually excel, or word. Because I was running OFFICE 2013 for the past several years satisfactorily, I ignored/closed them.
Last week I got another one and closed it, or so I thought. Shortly thereafter I got an update window and it started automatically so I walked away to let it process. When I returned I opened a WORD document to edit and it was disabled. I couldn’t do anything in the file, delete, add, or change at all. SAME with EXCEL files. I noticed at the top bar ( NOW RED) it said ‘document-1 – word (unlicensed product). Another pop up asked me to sign in to my micro-soft account. I have never set one up..
I believe I may have inadvertantly accepted or switched to OFFICE 365 by, in my haste to close the window, hitting the ‘wrong’ button trying to close it..
I set up a micro-soft account to try and get in to see what could be done to go back to ‘regular’ office 2013 but it refuses to allow me in to try to address the issue. Speaking to Micro-Soft via chat, they tell me yes, I now have office 365 and there is no way to go back in my system. They recommended BUYING Office 2013, and installing it and deleting OFFICE 365 (not necessarily in that order).
I am retired and really don’t want to spend the money to buy a program I already had.
I am open to suggestions on what I can do to fix this without spending a couple hundred dollars I don’t really have to just ‘go buy it’.
How to re-install Office Home & Business 2013 with product key. Originally came on PC which I am now replacing and would like to transfer or re-install the Office H&B.
Did you try the following?
Please let me know if it works.
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If you’re not already signed in with the Microsoft account associated with your copy of Office do that now. If you’re signed in with a different account, sign out of that and then sign in again with the correct Microsoft account.
In the Install Information section, select Install. This begins the process to install the 32-bit version of Office on your PC using the language you selected when you redeemed the product.
If you’d like to install the 64-bit version instead, choose Additional install options > Office (64-bit), and then select Install.
Depending on your browser, click Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).
When you see “You’re good to go”, choose All done
In the Activation Wizard, select I want to activate the software over the Internet, and then select Next. If nothing happens when you select Next, use the Enter key on your keyboard.
Follow the prompts to complete the activation process.
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Office 365 ProPlus is being renamed to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. For more information about this change, read this blog post.
Support for this family of products will endВ in early 2017. For more information, seeВ Support for the 2013 version of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise ends February 28, 2017. В
To prevent Microsoft Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise from being automatically updated to Office 2016 over the Internet, use one of the methods in the “Resolution” section.В
Apply one of these methods only on installations of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise that are configured to automatically receive monthly updates over the Internet. If you’ve configured Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise to receive updates from a location on your internal network, or if you’ve turned off automatic updates, you don’t have to use these methods, because you control when the update to Office 2016 occurs.
We’ve enhanced the upgrade and installation experience, and for Office 365 subscribers we’ve made changes to how Office 2016 apps will be updated from this point forward. We’re also delivering new tools and resources to help you prepare, deploy, and manage Office.
There are two ways to prevent Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise from updating to Office 2016. Use the method that works best for your organization.
- These methods also work for Office 365 Business, which is the version of Office that comes with the Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium plans.
- Prior to implementing either Method 1 or 2 below, ensure that you have the latest Office 2013 updates installed.
Method 1: Use Group Policy templates
Use the Enable Automatic Upgrade Group Policy setting that’s included in the Office 2013 Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML), which you can download from here. This policy setting is located under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 2013 (Machine)\Updates. Select Disabled.
Group Policy can be used only on computers that are joined to a domain.
Method 2: Set a registry key
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Here’s an easy fix” section. If you prefer to fix this problem manually, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.
Here’s an easy fix
To fix this problem automatically, download this easy fix, run MicrosoftEasyFix20156.mini.diagcab, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
- This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
- If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
Let me fix it myself
Go to the following location in the registry on each affected computer:
Then, add the following value under the office update subkey:В
Support for Office 2013 versions of the Office 365 client applications ended on February 28, 2016. Therefore, we recommend that you update to the Office 2016 version of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise as soon as possible. For more information, seeВ Support for the 2013 version of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise ends February 28, 2017.
A few weeks ago, we announced the new Office for consumers, including the all new Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 University for college and university students, and traditional Office suites: Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013.
Since then we’ve received questions about the number of installations people get with the traditional Office suites, transferability, and how they compare to Office 2010. With that in mind, we want to offer some clarity on the matter, to help customers make the best purchasing decision.
Here’s how our Office 2010 and Office 2013 licenses compare:
*An exception is granted when the software is on a PC that is replaced under warranty.
It is important to note that Office 2013 suites have consistent rights and restrictions regarding transferability as the equivalent Office 2010 PKC, which was chosen by a majority of Office 2010 customers worldwide.
We think this new lineup offers unmatched choice and value for students, families and everyone in between.
- For those looking to use Office on multiple devices – Office 365 Home Premium works across up to 5 devices (Windows tablets, PCs or Macs) and can be activated and deactivated across devices.
- For those who only require Office on one device – The Office 2013 software is licensed to one computer for the life of that computer and is non-transferable (consistent with the rights and restrictions of Office 2010 PKC). In the event that a customer buys the Office 2013 software and installs it on a PC that fails under warranty, the customer can contact support to receive an exemption to activate the Office 2013 software on the replacement PC.
- For college and university students – Office 365 University works across 2 devices (Windows tablets, PCs or Macs) and can be activated and deactivated across devices.
If you’re interested in getting the new Office, we encourage you to go here to explore which offering will give you the most value.
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Office 2013 include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They’re available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC.
Microsoft 365 plans include premium versions of these applications plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. 2 With Microsoft 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad® and Android™ tablet) and phones. 1 Microsoft 365 plans are available as a monthly or annual subscription. Learn more.
See system requirements for compatible versions of Windows and macOS, and for other feature requirements.
You don’t need to be connected to the Internet to use Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the applications are fully installed on your computer.
However, Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites and all Microsoft 365 subscription plans. For Microsoft 365 plans, Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app.
You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades. If you don’t connect to the Internet at least every 31 days, your applications will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your Office applications, reconnect to the Internet.
Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.
If you cancel your subscription or it expires, you can still access and download all your files by signing in to OneDrive directly using the Microsoft account you used to set up Microsoft 365. You do lose the additional storage that comes with your subscription, so you must save your files elsewhere or buy more OneDrive storage if your OneDrive account exceeds the free storage quota.
If you purchase an auto-renew subscription, your subscription starts when you complete your purchase. You can purchase auto-renew subscriptions from Microsoft365.com, MicrosoftStore.com, iTunes®, and some other retailers. If you purchase a pre-paid subscription, your subscription starts when you activate your subscription and land on your My Account page. You can purchase pre-paid subscriptions from a retailer or reseller, or a Microsoft support agent.
If you have an active Microsoft 365 Family subscription, you can share it with up to five members of your household (six total). Each household member you share your subscription with can use any of your available installs on their PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets, Windows tablets, iPhones® or Android phones 1 , get an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage, and manage their own installs from www.office.com/myaccount.
To add someone to your subscription, visit www.office.com/myaccount and follow the onscreen instructions to add a user. Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on your My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at www.office.com/myaccount.
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The new Microsoft Office Customer Preview hit the Internet today and if you want to install the 64-bit version, it can be a little tricky so I decided to document the full install guide. Enjoy!
Now that the shiny new Microsoft Office Customer Preview is available for download, it’s time to give it a try. Office 2013 is the 15th iteration of Microsoft Office, and it’s being tied in with Office 365 through Skydrive and Live accounts and of course Office 365 for the Biz. But, enough with the jibber jabber, let’s get this show on the road and set it up!
To get Started, visit the Microsoft Office Preview website and click Sign up.
If you aren’t signed in with your Live account you’ll be asked for your user name and password. You’ll have to sign-in to reach the download page.
Note: Microsoft is limiting installs to 5 per Live account. Of course nothing stops you from creating more Live/Hotmail accounts if need be.
This next part is a little tricky.* If you just use the default green install button, it will download the 32-bit version of the New Office Preview. This is fine, unless you have a previous 64-bit version of Microsoft Office installed (like 2010, 2007, or 2003). If you try to install the 32-bit version of Office 2013 alongside your pre-existing 64 bit Office, it won’t work. You’ll see an error message.
To rectify this, 64-bit users must click the Language and install options link below the green button.
On the Additional Install Options screen click the drop-down menu to select the version that matches your system or previous version of Microsoft Office. Click the green Install button to start the download of the version you selected.
Note: Keep in mind that even if you are on a 64-bit system, if your previous version of Office is 32-bit you should download the 32-bit version of the new Office.
The installer is a really small file, less than 1MB because Microsoft is leveraging its App-V technology to stream Office down to your PC. Once it kicks off it will run for bit…
When setup finally finishes, you get to see a cool intro video. You can’t skip it, but if you miss it you can watch it below.
Now you have two options. You can sign in and hook office up to your online Live/Skydrive account. Or you can say No thanks, and just use it locally. Either way, it will still work – you’ll just miss a few of the online features (syncing, sharing) if you don’t sign in.
The sign-in window looks like it’s been pulled right off of the Live.com website.
On the last setup page, you’ll be offered to be shown a preview of the new features. You can go for it and a Powerpoint presentation will open that talks all about Office 2013 – or you can say No thanks and setup will go into background-mode and allow you to start using Office while it finishes up.
You’ll see a “Wrapping things up” window until Setup completely finishes. During this time you can use Office 2013 without a hitch, but Office may bug out if you disconnect your internet before it finishes.
Notice that even while Microsoft is still downloading the full install, you can access the the majority of the Office applications thanks to Microsoft using its App-V technology. This is a very groovy technology that Microsoft purchased and perfected a few years ago, and this is the first time it’s been seen in the wild during a mass software deployment.
Seeing Microsoft leverage App-V in the real world is super groovy for a few reasons. First, the App-V technology will allow you to stream the New Office Preview down to your Windows PC alongside existing installs of Office without having them bump into each-other. Second, App-V allows you to launch Office 2013 Apps even before they fully install so you don’t actually need to wait for Office to download 100%.
In my example I was able to start launching Word 2013 and Excel 2013 with only 20% of the download completed…. Wow, App-V is really a game changer! More on that in future groovyPosts! The time to fully stream down the App-V Office 2013 bubble will depend on the speed of your internet connection.
Alright, you’re good to go. Have fun trying out Office 2013! Just don’t forget that it will probably expire once Office 2013 goes retail.
- Microsoft Office 365
- Configuring Outlook 2013 for Office 365 (Windows)
This page provides instructions on how to configure Outlook 2013 to access your Office 365 account using Exchange.
Outlook Tutorials on Lynda.com
Lynda.com has several video tutorials that cover how to get the most out of using this program, including information about contacts and creating email filters or rules.
You will need to log into lynda.com, using your USC username and password, before accessing these videos. To log in, go to www.usc.edu/its/lynda and click the “Log in to Lynda.com” button. After you have logged into lynda.com, return to this page and click one of the link below to access the videos.
Configuring Your Account
- Open Outlook 2013.
- If the Microsoft Outlook 2013 Startup wizard displays automatically:
- On the first page of the wizard, click Next.
- On the E-mail Accounts page of the wizard, click Next again to access the Add Account screen.
- If the Microsoft Outlook 2013 Startup wizard doesn’t appear:
- On the Outlook 2013 toolbar, click the File tab.
Above the Account Settings button, click Add Account.
- On the Outlook 2013 toolbar, click the File tab.
- On the Auto Account Setup page, ensure that Email Account is selected and then enter the following information:
- In the Your Name field, enter your name as you want it to appear on your emails.
- In the E-mail Address field, enter your USC email address.
- In the Password field, enter your USC password. Re-enter the password in the Retype Password field.
- Click Next.
Wait for Outlook to find your server. This could take a few minutes.
Click Finish once Outlook has completed configuring your Office 365 account.
Note: The next time you open Outlook, the program may take some time to synchronize your mail folders.
For assistance configuring your email client for Office 365, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.