Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

124 of 140 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! Used copies WILL be useless! READ, 29 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, License Card, 1 User (PC) (License)
Microsoft have patched any way of buying used copies of this. Why? Because when you install, it is dedicated to THAT one pc only! If you uninstall and install on another PC, it will not work.

If you have to wipe your computer clean and reinstall Windows, you may have problems reinstalling Office.

Just a little warning if you're thinking of buying this.

Also, the price has more than doubled for just the product key card.

Oh yes, there is NO DISC! So you WILL need Internet to activate this, which most people nowadays have anyway. Also, how would you be reading this review? Just teasing :P

Alternatively, I would suggest checking out freeware alternatives or older versions of Office that are cheaper and will work nevertheless :)

Spending £110 on software with no disc. Nice work, Microsoft...

UPDATE - 9th April 16:59
Taken from Official Microsoft FAQ's:

*For Office Home and Student 2013, Home and Business 2013, Professional 2013, you do not have transfer rights.

Wow, nice work Microsoft.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 2 customers

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-10 of 14 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 29 Jan 2013 13:55:35 GMT
bry says:
Will older copies work with Win. 8 and which ones.
Bryan

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 14:17:24 GMT
Hi Bry

With Windows 8, they say any program that works on Windows 7 will work on Windows 8.

That's a lie. Don't listen to them.

Microsoft office 2003 and office 2007 works on Windows 7. Both of these fail to install on Windows 8 with a "Out of date" error.

Office 2010 works on Windows 8 though.

In conclusion:

2007 or older = NO
2007 with updated service packs and updates = MAYBE
2010 or newer = YES

2007 office MAY work on Windows 8 as long as all updates and service packs are up to date. Maybe worth a shot.
Hope this helps :)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 14:29:54 GMT
bry says:
Thank you Isaac just the ticket.
Have installed Libre Office upto now working a treat.
Bryan

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 15:39:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2013 15:42:44 GMT
Wild Acorn says:
This just isn't true

If you log onto to your live account you can remove a device and install on another device. It's very simple.

The disk cost pence to make anyway and in the future OS's and software will be installed via download and off memory sticks.

Libre Office and other packages are fine but not always 100% compatible. Be careful if you use them for work

Another think with downloads is you can download again at anytime, a disk can get scratched/stolen and never has the updates and service packs.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 16:46:36 GMT
1. What if you don't use a Live account? You shouldn't have to make one to suit Microsoft. That's not fair. I am happy with my Gmail account.
2. People prefer to have discs for archiving, back net to fall back on incase you lose keycard.
3. You can use Office formatting on Libre as far as I know.
4. Discs can be re-layered if scratched. Who is gonna steal them from your home? You get the updates from Microsoft (Windows Updates?) Same with service packs.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 00:03:37 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 30 Jan 2013 21:23:10 GMT]

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 08:26:58 GMT
James Smith says:
Office 2007 and later will work with windows 8. I have office 2007 running on windows 8 with no problems.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 08:29:29 GMT
James Smith says:
Office 2007 and later will work with windows 8. I have office 2007 running on windows 8 with no problems.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 10:47:36 GMT
There you have it folks, MSOFFICE 2007 works on Windows 8.

Thank you James :)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2013 15:57:57 GMT
I purchased a new windows 8 pc and office 2007 installed no issues at all.
‹ Previous 1 2 Next ›