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Just got my new Windows 11 computer and when I try to get Office running it tells me that it cannot find me. I bought Office 2013 back in 2014 so am I just out of luck or is there someone who can recognize that I purchased Office 2013 and have the email with Product Key? Since it is impossible to talk with anyone in large organizations I have a feeling that the answer is the former.

Thanks -

george
 

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It still works locally installed.
I don't use it currently but Office 2013 ran just fine without the login/cloud stuff.

I believe the 2013 version is out of support, gets no security updates anymore but the product is still functional on a local or offline PC.
 

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Alas, I just spoke with someone who explained that the version I purchased was specific to my computer. So when my computer died so did Word and Excel. I'll need to find an alternative.
 

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I'm in the same boat unfortunately.
I cannot activate it on new hardware.
But it still runs on W11, to answer that part of the question.
 

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There are quite a few alternatives to Office and most are available for Free as they are Open source. If you share work on documents with someone else then you may find you have to be careful if exact positioning is essential but for normal use for your own purposes these clones are fine.

A few to take a look at to see what suits you best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Word

WPS office is supposedly the closest to the older Microsoft office versions but one of the others you may find more to your liking, and for free you can try a few to find the perfect match for you
 

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Thanks for the info. My needs for Word and Excel are very minor, so I need very little. I have downloaded LibreOffice and will see how that works. I have a feeling that it will do just fine for my purposes.

Cheers -

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I used Office 2003 up to last year, and it worked pretty well, but switched those systems to Libre Office. I still have Office 2010 installed and working on one system.
 

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@GLSmyth

Good point.
LibreOffice handles the MS Office file formats quite well.
The installation is pretty compact and uses much less drive space.

I now use its own 'open xml' default formats more and more and never encountered any issues.

If you're into Excel sheets you may find that LibreOffice Calc is better at importing and exporting between formats and locale formatting and encoding.
 

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Check SoftMaker Office, or FreeOffice, the free version. It´s better than LibreOffice as a direct replacement of MS Office. For one thing, nicer and more modern UI.
 

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ONLYOFFICE also worth considering if compatibility with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is important.
 

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Hi,
Yep still use office 2007 lol
Did just pick up a couple office 2016 plus keys very cheap :wink:
 

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Hi,
Yep still use office 2007 lol
Did just pick up a couple office 2016 plus keys very cheap :wink:
Same here, lol. It's what I had and what I know. Windows Update even gave me a couple dozen security updates for it too.
 

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Same with my Office Pro Plus 2019, after an upgrade from 10 to 11 using Windows update all worked fine, same with my other machine using uphgrade from dev channel
 

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I use Office 2013 Pro Plus and intend to stick with it until it drops as it includes Access which doesn't have a clone AFAIK.
 

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@davewin11 Good plan, I bought mine cheap and will keep it for as long as possible as it does everything I need. As far as I know you cannot upgrade you have to uninstall the old version first, so you loose all your settings
 

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Using MS Office since it came out in W7/8/10 and now in W11. My most important part now is Microsoft Publisher and in the past also used Excel and Power point, Beside Word those and nothing else is installed.
 

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I use Office 2013 Pro Plus and intend to stick with it until it drops as it includes Access which doesn't have a clone AFAIK.
Actually, I am wrong about Access. LibreOffice has Base which apparently opens Access DBs but, on checking, only uses an old type of structure
 
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Yep still use office 2007
Me too. And mine is an old 32 bit version. Over the years, I bet I've moved its license to a dozen computers. It always works and does everything I need. I'm not as impressed with 365 as much as a lot of people are. I save everything to my computer rather than the cloud. Only use the cloud if I want to share something with someone and that's seldom, but when I do I use Google Drive. In the past, I have had a lot of trouble with onedrive syncing so I finally gave up on onedrive. I heard that MS was coming out with a new installable version of Office this next year.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.778
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    standard
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

Hopachi

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Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
Hi,
Yep still use office 2007 lol
Did just pick up a couple office 2016 plus keys very cheap :wink:
Nice. :cool:
To what use the 2016 keys if version 2007 still runs as the boss there?
Collector's items, maybe. :wink:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    TOSHIBA Tecra W50-A
    CPU
    Intel i7-4810MQ
    Motherboard
    TOSHIBA, Intel QM87 Express Chipset
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro K2100M - 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + LG-32ML600M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 250GB + Samsung SSD QVO 2TB
    PSU
    180W adapter
    Cooling
    The usual airflow + docked to station - PA5117E-1PRP
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + Logitech Orion G610
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Rival 100 Red
    Internet Speed
    Good enough
    Browser
    Chromium, Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
    Motherboard
    MSI Mortar B350M
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @2666
    Graphics card(s)
    GYGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX580 8G
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Medion 27'
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black 3D NAND SSD 250 GB NVMe + 4x HDD WD Blue 500GB 2.5'
    PSU
    Corsair Builder CX550M
    Case
    Fractal Design Define Mini (Black)
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S
    Mouse
    Good one, with cable / long tail
    Keyboard
    Lenovo SK-8825(L)
    Internet Speed
    N/A
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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