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Great product, just beware of counterfeit versions. Instructions included here
on 14 July 2014
Office 2013 is a relatively easy program to setup and use. If purchasing via Amazon, please be aware that the price for the product is around £179.00. If the product is cheaper than that, check that you are buying it from Amazon, and not a reseller as there are a number of fake products being sold via Amazon. There is no such thing as a bargain with software I'm afraid, counterfeit software is cheap because it doesn't work.
If you do not have an internet connection, do not buy it. The product downloads the necessary files and installed them once you have followed the instructions. Typically this is about 10 minutes on a 10MB internet connection.
Open the box, remove the card and open an internet browser. In the address bar type [...]
If that specific URL is not on the setup instructions within the box, return it to Amazon as you have purchased counterfeit software.
Once the page loads, it will ask you to sign in with an existing Microsoft ID, or create a new one. You can use your own email address for this. Once the sign up is complete, you need to open the link on the email that is sent and sign in. This will activate you office account.
You can then click on the Install button on the webpage that loads. A small file will download, click Run once the option appears. Office will start installing for you.
If you change computer, you can take the license with you. Just remove from the old device and install on the new one. There is no limit to the machine you move the software to, but it can only be installed on one.
I think Office 2013 Home and Business is a great step forward, and having the software associated with a Microsoft Account means you don't have to keep DVD's of software in a safe place, all you need is an internet connection and the login details (you can always reset these if you forget your password too).