How to upgrade Microsoft Office 365 Personal to Home Edition

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the best ways to get access to all tools of Microsoft’s suit on basis of your subscription. It ensures you that you will not be left in when any new version of the product comes out, as your Office is going to be kept up to date as long as your subscription exists. In case you have first started with Office 365 personal edition but now you feel your requirement of Office 365 have been increased then you can simply upgrade your Office 365 personal to home edition. This will allow you to use Office 365 on multiple computers, phones and tablets.

Office 365 Subscriptions

Office 365 offers its users multiple options to choose while purchasing an Office 365 subscription. Each one of them provides you access to its classic Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. The subscription of Office 365 differs however in how many individual devices can use Office 365. For further assistance take a look at the table mentioned below:

Edition PCs Tablets Phones
Personal 1 1 1
Home 5 5 5
Business 5 5 5
University 2* 2* 2

* Office 365 University allows installation on a combined two PCs or tablets.

In case you have started your Office 365 experience with Personal version but now you want to use it on multiple devices than you can easily do it by yourself by visiting Www.Office.com/Setup. Subscriptions are available initially at about 10 USD per month and for a year it comes around 100 USD.

How to upgrade to Office 365 Home by using a product key

If you have purchased a physical copy of Office 365 home from a retail shop then you will find the product key on the packaging.  You have to keep in mind that only one subscription can be linked per individual account, so your subscription of Office 365 Personal will be gone following your upgrade to Office 365 Home version. However any time remaining in your Personal subscription will be added to your new Home subscription. Follow the steps to upgrade your Office subscription from Personal to Home version:

  1. Open your web browser, type ‘com/Setup’ in the address bar and then press enter.
  2. Sign in to your account using your login credentials.
  3. Type the product key found on the packaging of your physical copy of Office 365 Home.
  4. Click on the dropdown arrow under the ‘Country or Region’ and select your country of residence.
  5. Click on the dropdown arrow under ‘Language’ and select your language from the list.
  6. Click “Next”.

After following these steps Microsoft will verify your information and your subscription will be upgraded to Office 365 Home. Your subscription will be extended for one year however much time you have left on your Personal subscription.

How to upgrade to Office 365 Home without a product key

If you are looking forward to upgrade to Office 365 straight from your computer then follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Open your web browser, type ‘Office.com/Setup’ in the address bar and then press enter.
  2. Sign in to your account using your login credentials.
  3. Now click on the “Renewal” option. Here you can select your subscription weather monthly or yearly.
  4. Click on “Buy and Download Now”.
  5. Click on ‘Checkout.

Your new one-year subscription to Office 365 Home will be added to however much time is remaining on your current Personal subscription.If you are facing any difficulties or challenges in following the above mentioned steps for upgrading your Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription to Home then just visit www.office.com/ setup for further assistance and support.

 

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