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Do new windows 10 laptops come with Office?


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#1 RogerASTM

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:41 AM

Ok, so I just purchased a new ASUS laptop and was told I need office 2016. I come home, enter the pin and downloaded the program only to receive a '64 bit office already installed, not compatible with 32 bit' (not word for word but that was the jist of it). Much to my surprise I find the computer already had office installed out of the box. I go back to the store and the guys are not to sure what to make of it (they are clueless at best to be blunt), however one did say it was probably a 30 day trial version and I just needed to uninstal the trial version and then download the bought for version. Question for me is: does such a thing exist?


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

You only get a full version of Office if pay for it. If the laptop comes with Office 2016 in the price then you will know it. It definitely sounds like the trial version is installed, which tends to come with every copy of Windows 10.

 

In order to install a full version of Office you must remove the trial version completely. 



#3 RogerASTM

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:06 PM

How can I tell if I have the trail version or a pre-installed full version?



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:28 PM

Typically if you launch it will state it's a trial, or if you go to the Programs and Features control panel it will say the entry for Office 2016. If not try double clicking it and it should say. It may also say it is a trial in the All Apps section of the the Start Menu.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:37 PM

What you need to decide is if you want a one time payment for an office suite or the yearly subscription model. It is likely the 'office' bundled with your new computer is access to the yearly subscription model. What you purchased was a one time payment version. They are two different versions.

See: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-the-difference-between-Office-365-and-Office-2016-ed447ebf-6060-46f9-9e90-a239bd27eb96

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:16 PM

Thanks :) its probably the monthly fee version. I will read it over.






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