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

Tracye 21 Reputation points
2022-11-15T00:06:01.937+00:00

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
    2022-11-15T00:15:22.34+00:00

    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

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/download-and-install-or-reinstall-microsoft-365-or-office-2021-on-a-pc-or-mac-4414eaaf-0478-48be-9c42-23adc4716658

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

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/download-and-install-or-reinstall-office-2019-office-2016-or-office-2013-7c695b06-6d1a-4917-809c-98ce43f86479

    Activate Office after reinstalling or installing on a different device

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/activate-office-after-reinstalling-or-installing-on-a-different-device-3b149898-697c-41b2-a22c-ada9bcd69718

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