In this article, we’re bringing together all the direct links to download official, genuine copies of a range of different versions of Microsoft’s Office business suite. However, before you proceed, bear the following points in mind.
- Once the trial versions expire, they will revert back to reduced functionality, essentially becoming file viewers. To get them to work again would require you to reinstall your Windows operating system – using a restore point or any similar image-based solution is unlikely to work.
- You will not need a product key to install the application but you will need one to activate the product.
- After you get a Microsoft ID, you will be able to activate the applications should you want to own the products outright with the product key card being the cheapest and usually fastest way of doing it.
- Some security applications might quarantine setup.exe forcing you to manually whitelist the appropriate files.
- We checked all the links at the time of writing to make sure that they are working.
- The downloaded file will be an IMG format. Use 7-Zipor a similar archive utility to extract the files and run the relevant executable file (usually setup.exe).
- All the files linked are genuine and legal, direct from the developer.
- If you have any suggestions or if any of these are not working, do let us know.
So, with all that in mind, let’s get on with detailing the downloads…
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If Office 365 is what you’re after, be aware that there is no offline installer for it. As is the case with Skype, you will get a tiny package that will then download the actual application. The trial period is only 30 days rather than the 60 days you get with Office 2013. Note that a valid Microsoft account is a prerequisite for downloading the initial application. Check Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personalor Office 365 ProPlus.
If you want to try the new versions of Office, check out Office Preview (or Office Touch or Office Universal Apps) and Office 2016 which are due to be released later this year. The former will be launched with Windows 10 (via the Store) while the latter is likely to be launched shortly afterwards, replacing Office 2013.