Windows 10: Unlimited Office Professional Plus 2016 for 4$?

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    10 Aug 2017 #11

    My solution was to revert to Office 2007.
    One price (paid years ago).
    No maintenance fees.
    No Microsoft account.
    No compatibility issues.
    No color-blind themes (Office 2010).
    No new, bizarre behaviors (Office 2013/2016).
    Happy camper.
    (And no $4 scams.)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    11 Aug 2017 #12

    These are keys from DOA machines etc. I've bought a few over the years, the first some 5 years ago for Office 2010. Still working to this day, and it was reactivated after a hiccup when I installed W10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       11 Aug 2017 #13

    margrave55 said: View Post
    My solution was to revert to Office 2007.
    One price (paid years ago).
    No maintenance fees.
    No Microsoft account.
    No compatibility issues.
    No color-blind themes (Office 2010).
    No new, bizarre behaviors (Office 2013/2016).
    Happy camper.
    (And no $4 scams.)
    ... and no support or security patches after October.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    11 Aug 2017 #14

    DavidY said: View Post
    ... and no support or security patches after October.
    Hi there.

    @DavidY.

    Actually if you use OFFICE intelligently - you don't really need security patches --although Office 2010 is probably a better bet than Office 2007.

    Most people aren't using direct connections to the internet when using any version of Office -- and if they avoid opening up email attachments from unknown sources that are on say WORD / EXCEL etc format they should avoid any of those problems where viruses can get into vba code / macros.

    I know (not allowed to say which) places that require quite a high level of govt / security clearance that still are perfectly happy using W7 enterprise and Office 2010 --so if office 2010 is good enough for those places it must be reasonably secure too-- individuals don't need anything like that level of security.

    I'm only using Office 2016 because I got from a workplace an Enterprise licence - otherwise I would quite happily remained with Office 2010 or even Office 2007.

    Office 2013 though was a total dog in every way however you looked at it -- best 100% avoided.

    Office 365 could be a good choice for some but I have a total aversion to monthly subscriptions --it annoys me when I can't for example buy 2 years worth of electricity in advance --why not --the power company gets its money and I'm not forever having to tot up how much is being bled from my account each month --utilities, subscriptions, internet, phone, netflix, etc etc etc.

    However that's for individuals to choose of course - but paying up front for any sort of decent mobile smart phone and then getting either a pay as you go sim card or one with a very low fee will save you after about 14 months a shedload of money.

    For example --Samsung S8 -- monthly contract -- typical around 50 EUR a month - 600 EUR a year.
    Buy an unlocked one (both in Iceland and Belgium phones offered without contracts by law have to be "unlocked" - possibly in other places too) costs around 700 EUR, decent sim - 7 Eur a month. You don't need a SIM these days with a huge data allowannce .

    Most places (even the UK !! - not always renowned for its hi-tech approach to these things) has a decent - albeit slowish connectable wifi environment in places where most people who use these devices are living / working / travelling to / visiting. Wifi doesn't cost you on the phone and if you use messaging systems over wifi you don't need to cough up on international roaming charges etc --and can certainly avoid the humungous charges for data usage.

    Maths is obvious.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 11 Aug 2017 at 11:04.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
Hi there! Well, after reseting the PC to factory settings and reinstalled my drivers, I'm encountering a nasty problem... I?m just unable to install office 2016 in Windows 10, just when it's about to finish, stops, reverts all and says there was...
Dear Forum Board, I have installed, office 2016 professional plus, on every load of the program get the option to activate office (Try/Buy/Activate) close that box and check the options and the account is activated, and is ok. Please see the...
Searched the forums but did not come up with this problem being posted here yet. so apologies if I missed it am repeating this. I have a Windows 10 on my computer and recently acquired a copy of Office 2016 Professional through Hubby's work for a...
Source...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:20.
Find Us