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Office 365 Pro Plus vs Office 2013 Pro Plus licensing RRS feed

  • Question

  • I can't find any exact answers on this but I'm wondering if I can run Office 2013 Pro Plus instead of office 365 Pro Plus click to run. The problem is click to run causes all kinds of problems with 3rd party software. It's so random too and doesn't happen to everyone in my office.

    With office 365 this is what happens. We have this 3rd party integration with word that adds a tab to interact with our CRM. When you click a button on this tab word crashes and you loose your document. It will auto recover most of the time but at that point the 3rd part integration is broken because the document was open outside of the software.

    I did an online repair of office 365 but that didn't fix it.

    So I have a volume license key for Office 2013 pro plus for my terminal servers and was wondering if I could just use that key on my computers to activate Office 2013 Pro Plus instead of Office 365 and still be compliant with the license agreement.

    I have tried installing Office 2013 Pro Plus and activating with the Office 365 login but it converts office 2013 to the Office 365 click to run. It's so infuriating! LOL.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:45 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    "So I have a volume license key for Office 2013 pro plus for my terminal servers and was wondering if I could just use that key on my computers to activate Office 2013 Pro Plus instead of Office 365 and still be compliant with the license agreement."

    By the volume license key, do you mean a MAK key? Technically it should work fine, but since it will be related to the licence policy, I suggest you contact the local customer service to confirm:

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/customer-service-phone-numbers/en-us

    "I have tried installing Office 2013 Pro Plus and activating with the Office 365 login but it converts office 2013 to the Office 365 click to run. It's so infuriating! LOL."

    I understand in your scenario if you activate Office 2013 with the Office 365 account it will display Office 365. But does it also display "click to run"? The installation method should change unless you installed Office 2013 via click to run too.

    Regards,

    Melon Chen

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    Friday, March 20, 2015 2:07 AM
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  • One thing I left off. The 3rd party integration works flawlessly with Office 2013 installed.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 4:09 PM
  • Hi,

    "So I have a volume license key for Office 2013 pro plus for my terminal servers and was wondering if I could just use that key on my computers to activate Office 2013 Pro Plus instead of Office 365 and still be compliant with the license agreement."

    By the volume license key, do you mean a MAK key? Technically it should work fine, but since it will be related to the licence policy, I suggest you contact the local customer service to confirm:

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/customer-service-phone-numbers/en-us

    "I have tried installing Office 2013 Pro Plus and activating with the Office 365 login but it converts office 2013 to the Office 365 click to run. It's so infuriating! LOL."

    I understand in your scenario if you activate Office 2013 with the Office 365 account it will display Office 365. But does it also display "click to run"? The installation method should change unless you installed Office 2013 via click to run too.

    Regards,

    Melon Chen

    Forum Support


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    Friday, March 20, 2015 2:07 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Regards,

    Melon Chen

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    Monday, March 23, 2015 1:43 AM
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  • Hi,

    I'm marking the reply as answer as there has been no update for a couple of days.

    If you come back to find it doesn't work for you, please reply to us and unmark the answer.

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    Melon Chen

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    Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:03 AM
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