Installing Office 365 over Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016


  1. Posts : 1,388
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    Installing Office 365 over Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016


    What is the best way to Install Office 365 (Home) over/in place of Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016?

    When I went from Office 2013 to Office 2016, somehow both editions showed up at the same time when I viewed Office Account - Product activation.

    The more I tried to fix it the more convoluted it became. In desperation, called MS support and one gentlemen there asked to take control of my computer, ran a MS Office uninstaller and installed the new version. It took over an hour, I was most grateful, however I do not want to try this again. (Running Win10 Pro, v 2004 19041.450)

    If I install Office 365, will it be replaced by Microsoft Office since Office 365 has never been used/activated and now replaced?

    (I will make an image before I start this)
    Last edited by meebers; 03 Sep 2020 at 19:11.
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    meebers said:
    What is the best way to Install Office 365 (Home) over/in place of Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016?

    When I went from Office 2013 to Office 2016, somehow both editions showed up at the same time when I viewed Office Account - Product activation.

    The more I tried to fix it the more convoluted it became. In desperation, called MS support and one gentlemen there asked to take control of my computer, ran a MS Office uninstaller and installed the new version. It took over an hour, I was most grateful, however I do not want to try this again. (Running Win10 Pro, v 2004 19041.450)

    If I install Office 365, will it be replaced by Microsoft Office since Office 365 has never been used/activated and now replaced?

    (I will make an image before I start this)

    Take a look at Microsoft's Uninstall Office from a PC. Go to Option 2 and download the provided Office uninstall support tool.

    Once done, go ahead with your Office 365 installation.

    And as you wisely said....make a full system image before!
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    meebers said:
    What is the best way to Install Office 365 (Home) over/in place of Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016?

    When I went from Office 2013 to Office 2016, somehow both editions showed up at the same time when I viewed Office Account - Product activation.

    The more I tried to fix it the more convoluted it became. In desperation, called MS support and one gentlemen there asked to take control of my computer, ran a MS Office uninstaller and installed the new version. It took over an hour, I was most grateful, however I do not want to try this again. (Running Win10 Pro, v 2004 19041.450)

    If I install Office 365, will it be replaced by Microsoft Office since Office 365 has never been used/activated and now replaced?

    (I will make an image before I start this)
    Hi, Meebers.

    I've been running some version of Microsoft Office almost since it came out. The one thing to remember when installing a brand new version is that two versions of Microsoft Office/Microsoft 365 won't coexist.

    Edit: You have to uninstall the older version before installing the newer version. I'd follow what @ddelo said.

    I ran into a different problem; I bought mine from Amazon, and they totally dropped the ball and made me go to Microsoft support to get my Microsoft 365 installed.

    He also had to take control of my computer, and left me a heckuva mess; every time I open Outlook, it wants me to sign into the old installation that's no longer on my computer! Sheesh! Gonna create a thread for this one to hopefully get an answer.
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  4. Posts : 1,388
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    Thank you "Guru" people. My middle name is "procrastination" however I think what I will do is restore my latest and greatest ver of W10 on a spare SSD and try it. If it goes well then fine, if it does not, will revert back to the starting SSD. Certainly do no want to loose all my contacts/mail etc.
    Do I need to do this without internet so as to not change my on line MS Office account till I am satisfied?
    I am still wondering, if in the process, will MS convert me from Office 365 to MS 365? Are they different enough? or do both run the same code.?
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    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
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    meebers said:
    Thank you "Guru" people. My middle name is "procrastination" however I think what I will do is restore my latest and greatest ver of W10 on a spare SSD and try it. If it goes well then fine, if it does not, will revert back to the starting SSD. Certainly do no want to loose all my contacts/mail etc.
    Do I need to do this without internet so as to not change my on line MS Office account till I am satisfied?
    I am still wondering, if in the process, will MS convert me from Office 365 to MS 365? Are they different enough? or do both run the same code.?
    For what it's worth, Meebers, when the Support agent got through, everything in Outlook was intact. Microsoft keeps your Outlook "stuff" intact until you delete it.

    You will be "converted" to whichever subscription you bought. In my case, I bought Microsoft 365 Family for $99.00. That's what shows in Settings>Apps. It doesn't say Family, but I'm not gonna get anything more or less than what I bought.

    Installing Office 365 over Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016-microsoft-365.png

    Here's the URL that shows the Home versions of Microsoft 365. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/micr...products?tab=1

    If I'm not mistaken, you need to leave the Internet active so you can sign into your Microsoft Account, which I believe is necessary for installation and activation.
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