I have a new laptop and the stand alone Office I purchased no longer works.

Tracye 21 Reputation points

So Microsoft holds my documents hostage unless I purchase their software AGAIN or purchase a subscription? How has this become okay? Did I just waste my money purchasing a stand alone copy of Office a couple of years ago? Can I not do anything with it now that I've upgraded to a newer laptop?

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Office: A suite of Microsoft productivity software that supports common business tasks, including word processing, email, presentations, and data management and analysis.Mac: A family of Apple personal computers that run the macOS operating system.
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  1. Dillon Silzer 56,041 Reputation points

    Hi @Tracye

    You can install your Office version on a new device. Please see the following documentation:

    Download and install or reinstall Microsoft 365 or Office 2021 on a PC or Mac


    Download and install or reinstall Office 2019, Office 2016, or Office 2013


    Activate Office after reinstalling or installing on a different device



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