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I purchased new Spectre 13" laptop (model 13-aw2003dx) last week.  Is MS Office package available free or I have to buy it separately?  What is the best way to buy it?  Thanks!

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In most every instance any mention of Microsoft Office software on a new computer is a "Trial" offer.

 

These days, Microsoft really pushes Office 365 - this is a subscription model.  Like other subscriptions, it's a monthly / yearly commitment to keep the software going.  At last check you can still purchase Microsoft Office 2019 as a permanent single computer license.  Personal choice...

 

Things that are Office

 

Microsoft Office is a licensed product controlled and owned by Microsoft.

We can help to the extent of providing information to help you understand your options.

 

 

Microsoft Office - Product and License Information 

 

Please Read

 Microsoft - Activate Office

 

Installation and License Key Options

 

Some of the ways to “get” Office Software:

 

  1. Trial Software that comes with the computer. 

An "offer" to try the software, in other words.  The license is NOT included in Trial offers.

 

  1. Purchase Microsoft Office when you purchase your computer

Look for your license key with your purchase paperwork.

 

  1. Receive a “free one year subscription to Office 365 when you purchase the computer (quite rare). 

If you have trouble with this exact type of “installed” Office before it has expired,

Contact HP Support for recovery options.

 

  1. Purchase Office separately from Microsoft or other merchant.

 

Documentation / Website / How-to Instructions

 

With Key - Install Office on your PC or Mac

Calls / links to:

 Where to enter your Office product key

     To see help options:  Scroll down to the middle of the page and select product

     Need more help?  Scroll down on the web page to find out how to contact Microsoft.

 

Purchase / Repair Options and Life without Office

Microsoft Office Products - Choose your Office

 

Office Products Troubleshooting

Open the Website > Select categories on the left to narrow the focus

 

Includes instructions to “completely remove office” from the computer

Microsoft - Uninstall Office from a PC

 

Life is possible without Office

5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Yeah, but - My situation is different, special, not covered, impossible

Please contact HP Support

Why?

Our Community simply cannot address Microsoft Office license issues – we are a peer-to-Peer user group.

 

 

HP Device Support Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Device - Solve Problems

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software and BIOS, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guide, Service and Maintenance Guide (Replacement Parts and Procedures), Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Product Home

Enter the type and name of your HP device

 

 

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Question / Concern Answered, Click "Accept as Solution"

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@YK70 

 

In most every instance any mention of Microsoft Office software on a new computer is a "Trial" offer.

 

These days, Microsoft really pushes Office 365 - this is a subscription model.  Like other subscriptions, it's a monthly / yearly commitment to keep the software going.  At last check you can still purchase Microsoft Office 2019 as a permanent single computer license.  Personal choice...

 

Things that are Office

 

Microsoft Office is a licensed product controlled and owned by Microsoft.

We can help to the extent of providing information to help you understand your options.

 

 

Microsoft Office - Product and License Information 

 

Please Read

 Microsoft - Activate Office

 

Installation and License Key Options

 

Some of the ways to “get” Office Software:

 

  1. Trial Software that comes with the computer. 

An "offer" to try the software, in other words.  The license is NOT included in Trial offers.

 

  1. Purchase Microsoft Office when you purchase your computer

Look for your license key with your purchase paperwork.

 

  1. Receive a “free one year subscription to Office 365 when you purchase the computer (quite rare). 

If you have trouble with this exact type of “installed” Office before it has expired,

Contact HP Support for recovery options.

 

  1. Purchase Office separately from Microsoft or other merchant.

 

Documentation / Website / How-to Instructions

 

With Key - Install Office on your PC or Mac

Calls / links to:

 Where to enter your Office product key

     To see help options:  Scroll down to the middle of the page and select product

     Need more help?  Scroll down on the web page to find out how to contact Microsoft.

 

Purchase / Repair Options and Life without Office

Microsoft Office Products - Choose your Office

 

Office Products Troubleshooting

Open the Website > Select categories on the left to narrow the focus

 

Includes instructions to “completely remove office” from the computer

Microsoft - Uninstall Office from a PC

 

Life is possible without Office

5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Yeah, but - My situation is different, special, not covered, impossible

Please contact HP Support

Why?

Our Community simply cannot address Microsoft Office license issues – we are a peer-to-Peer user group.

 

 

HP Device Support Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Device - Solve Problems

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software and BIOS, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guide, Service and Maintenance Guide (Replacement Parts and Procedures), Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

Open Product Home

Enter the type and name of your HP device

 

 

Thank you for participating in the HP Community.

The Community is a separate wing of the HP website - We are not an HP business group.

Our Community is comprised of volunteers - people who own and use HP devices.

Click Thumbs Up to say Thank You.

Question / Concern Answered, Click "Accept as Solution"

Dragon-Fur

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