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    Change from Office 2013 Pro Plus to Office 356 Home Premium

    My efforts at searching for any comments about my query have been fruitless. Please accept my apologies if I have missed any relevant posts.
    I am currently using an evaluation copy of Office 2013 Pro Plus on my self-built desktop computer. I have purchased a subscription to Office 356 Home Premium (which I installed on a new Surface Pro 2 that I purchased a month ago.) Unfortunately the December Firmware Update for the Surface bricked my unit - I am waiting for a promised replacement, but that's an aside to my query. (I have de-activated the installation, and the web-page now shows I have 5 of 5 installations available.)
    What I am looking for is guidance on the best way to install Office 365 on my desktop. Should I uninstall the evaluation copy of Office 2013 first? Or will installing Office 365 convert the Office 2013 installations?
    I should comment that I save my data, including the Outlook files, to a different HDD - they are not on the system drive.
    No commercial use will be involved - I am a retiree, and playing/working with my computers is my hobby.
    Thanks in advance for any comments.
    lmodra

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    Hi,

    I think your option is just about what model of updates you want. If you are ok with having the Office installation updated through Windows Update, I believe you can simply activate your existing Office installation with your Office 365 account information - I haven't ever done this, but I think it is possible to do so, if I remember well how I activated my desktop's Office installation. Otherwise I would recommend uninstalling the current office version and install again, now from the web.
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    Just to be safe I recommend you uninstall your current version and use the click-to-run install from Office 365.

    Joe

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    Thanks for your answer, Rui.
    I'm inclined to uninstall what I have, and then re-install. My Office 2013 installation is a Technet evaluation, and has been updating OK through Windows Update. So no urgency to change at the moment.

    And now Joe's reply arrived while I was typing! Thanks, Joe. Glad to have confirmation that my plan to uninstall and reinstall is the safest.
    Last edited by lmodra; 2013-12-28 at 23:15. Reason: additional comment

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