If you have a subscription that was purchased prior to the release of , the good news is that you can upgrade to Office 2016 for free! If you don’t, you’ll have to buy an Office 365 membership or a perpetual license for Office 2016. In any case, we’ll walk you through the steps below to show you exactly what you need to do.
Upgrading from 2013 to 2016
- To get started, go to the Microsoft Account tab. It can be found at www.office.com/setup. You’ll actually have to log into your account because Microsoft doesn’t save your login information. Skip the next two steps if you’ve already signed in to your Microsoft account.
- Select Next after entering your email address. Your Microsoft email address must be entered (e.g., an Outlook, Live, or Hotmail address).
- Select Next after entering your password. This will take you to your Microsoft account page if your account details are right.
- Choose Services & Subscriptions from the drop-down menu. It’s a tab at the top of the page in the blue bar. This is where you can mention your current Office edition.
- Select Install Office from the drop-down menu. Below is a textbox that says “New: Office 2016 is now open,” you should see this.
- Install should be chosen. This choice is located on the page’s left hand. This will launch the installation of Office 2016 on your machine.
- Double-click the Office installation file to start the installation process. It will be in the default downloads folder on your computer (e.g., the desktop).
- Give Space for the installation to complete. Microsoft Office should be updated to the latest version once your installation is complete.
Getting a Subscription to Office 365
- To get started, go to the Microsoft Store. Visit https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en-us/home for more information.
- If you aren’t already signed in, go to the top-right corner of the page and press Sign-in, then enter your email address and password.
- Pick Applications & Apps from the drop-down menu. It’s a tab at the top of the page in the grey bar.
- Go to the Office tab. Below the Software & Apps tab, this option is near the top of the drop-down menu.
- Pick one of the Office choices. While all Office 365 subscriptions include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, Office 365 subscriptions also include Outlook, Publisher, Access, a terabyte of cloud storage, and unlimited Skype calls. There are three regular purchasing options:
Microsoft 365 Home – Supports up to five computers and up to five mobile devices. This service costs $99.99 a year or $9.99 a month.
Microsoft 365 Personal – One computer and one mobile device are supported. This subscription costs $69.99 a year or $6.99 a month.
Office Home & Student 2019 (PC or Mac) – One device installation is supported. This app has a one-time fee of $149.
- Now is the time to purchase and download. It’s a blue button in the page’s bottom right corner.
- Checkout is the final step. This choice is located at the top of the list.
- Before proceeding, double-check that the Office choice you’ve chosen is the one you want to buy.
- Please re-enter your email password. This is to check that you have permission to open the payment details tab.
- If required, enter your payment details. If you’ve previously entered your payment details, your Microsoft account will remember it, but if you haven’t, you’ll need to add a payment type (such as a credit or debit card) and a billing address.
- Place your order by clicking Place Order. This will buy the kit you’ve chosen and prompt you to install Microsoft Office on your computer.
Author: Olivia Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and a full time blogger with 5 years of experience in the technology industry. She has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for a variety of websites, including .