Office Home & Student 2013 Purchase RRS feed

  • Question

  • I purchased an Office Home & Student 2013 at Best Buy. When trying to load it unto my new computer, I kept getting the message that the registration # was invalid.  I now think what I was seeing was a pop-up.  The short version is I--against all warning bells going off in my head--allowed someone named Stephen, who said he was a Microsoft tech take control of my computer.  He said I had a Trojan virus and I paid Capstone Technologies $399.00 to "clean up " my computer and install Microsoft Office.  Of course, I did not receive anything in turn and my Office subscription was not registered although it was installed.  I have since had someone cleanup my computer.  How do I register my Office Home & Student 2013?


    • Moved by Olaf Engelke Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:34 AM Not a Windows Home Server topic
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:52 PM


  • Hi Wisernow,

    Regarding of the issue, please provide us more information to assist you better.

    • How did you install the Office 2013? From DVD media or download from internet?
    • Which whole error message was pop-up when you installed Office?

    According to your description, your pc is poisoning. Have you try to scan the pc via anti-virus software? Then, please follow this article to do general troubleshooting about Office installation failed:


    If still can't install Office 2013. Since this pc is new, if you do not have important files/programs, I recommend you try to do PC factory restore and then re-install Office.

    I hope the above information helps. Reply with the result and I’ll be glad to further assist you.

    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

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    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:24 AM
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:16 AM