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06-07-2018, 10:30 AM
Am getting a new PC.
Have Office 2013 on my current PC that downloaded (have all the codes). Do I have to buy another copy of Office for the new PC (which will be scrapping)?

06-07-2018, 01:01 PM
Generally No.

All you do is log into your office account you will have created when installing Office, and download again. It will show the current PC as well so simply discount /remove it.


The Codes that you originally had are not the actual product key. Those are held as MS. This goes for Stand alone or Subscription based.

06-07-2018, 04:00 PM
The Office 2013 key you have should work for install - I think it was more 2016 they changed the way that works?

As Wainui said, if you pop that key into into www.office.com/myaccount it should give you the install file, otherwise you can download it using this tool and hopefully your key works to activate it.


17-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the help and it turned out to be quite easy.

17-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Good to hear, could you share which method you used to help anyone else who may have the same issue?

17-07-2018, 03:13 PM
Am sure it’s legal but one of the “kids” had a 5 licence copy of Office!
See the specs below of the new PC he got me.