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    Is a MSFT account required to install & use a MSFT Office product?

    Is there a MSFT Office product in which I am not required to have a Microsoft account in order to install & use it?

    I’m thinking of changing my Microsoft account to a local account on my Win10 Pro computer. EDIT: In case it matters I have a 32-bit system.

    This is the list I came up with for the modern Microsoft Office versions
    Office 2016 Home & Student
    Office 2016 Home & Business
    Office 365 Home
    Office 365 Personal
    Office Home & Student 2013
    Office Home & Business 2013
    I prefer to have my own stand-alone version
    --- I only need it for Word, Excel & Powerpoint.
    --- My Microsoft account entails using hotmail.com; does that mean I’ll need to include Outlook on whatever I buy?

    Are there any older versions still available?

    I had a prior post in which I installed Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 on a Win7 laptop as a gift for my son as a surprise. Well, it turned out to be a surprise for me.
    I used my Microsoft account to do so because it appeared to me a Microsoft account was required.
    --- I want to avoid another gotcha if possible.
    --- My son doesn’t mind seeing my name when he uses Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 but to me the point is it’s his computer, not mine.
    --- Which amounts to MSFT “owning” me on someone else’s computer.
    Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 install & OneDrive
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...l-amp-OneDrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmptrgy View Post
    Is there a MSFT Office product in which I am not required to have a Microsoft account in order to install & use it?

    I’m thinking of changing my Microsoft account to a local account on my Win10 Pro computer. EDIT: In case it matters I have a 32-bit system.

    This is the list I came up with for the modern Microsoft Office versions
    Office 2016 Home & Student
    Office 2016 Home & Business
    Office 365 Home
    Office 365 Personal
    Office Home & Student 2013
    Office Home & Business 2013
    I prefer to have my own stand-alone version
    --- I only need it for Word, Excel & Powerpoint.
    --- My Microsoft account entails using hotmail.com; does that mean I’ll need to include Outlook on whatever I buy?

    Are there any older versions still available?

    I had a prior post in which I installed Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 on a Win7 laptop as a gift for my son as a surprise. Well, it turned out to be a surprise for me.
    I used my Microsoft account to do so because it appeared to me a Microsoft account was required.
    --- I want to avoid another gotcha if possible.
    --- My son doesn’t mind seeing my name when he uses Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 but to me the point is it’s his computer, not mine.
    --- Which amounts to MSFT “owning” me on someone else’s computer.
    Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 install & OneDrive
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...l-amp-OneDrive
    Probably would need a Microsoft account for their subscription products. For installed programs one is usually offered an opportunity to input a name and initials either during the install or upon first use, may be a setting in Options or Preferences to change later.

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    I have Office 2010 installed (am not using MS account for this) and if you go to File > Options > General, you can change your name there. This might work in your version.

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