Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (1PC/1User) [Download]

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Office Home & Student 2013 is designed to help you create and organize faster with new, time saving features and a clean, modern look. Office Home & Student 2013 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote on one PC. Office Home & Student 2013 is designed to help you create and organize faster with time saving features

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Office Home & Student 2013 is designed to help you create and organize faster with new, time saving features and a clean, modern look. microsoft office 365 boxshot

Office Home & Student 2013

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote on one PC.

Office Home & Student 2013 is designed to help you create and organize faster with time saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them when you are not at home.

What’s new in this release of Office?

The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work efficiently from virtually anywhere. In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, Microsoft has developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed around the way customers use Office. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive.Subscribers will also receive future rights to version upgrades as well as per-use rights across multiple PCs or Macs and select mobile devices.1 Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform. 1Visit for a current list of devices. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.

What is the difference between the Office 2013 suites and Office 365 plans?

Microsoft Office is still the name Microsoft uses for its familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications, for use on a single PC.Microsoft uses the name “Office 365” for products that include cloud services, such as additional SkyDrive online storage, Skype minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. Cloud services are features that are enabled over the Internet. Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home Premium, are paid for on a subscription basis, annually. Active subscribers will receive future rights to version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription. Entitlements vary by product.

What it includes:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office on one PC for household use. One time purchase for the life of your PC; non-transferrable. 7 GB of online storage in SkyDrive. Free Office Web Apps for accessing, editing, and sharing documents. An improved user interface optimized for touch, pen, and keyboard.

How do I download Office?

Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. Below are instructions on what to expect when you purchase an Office download from

Once you have completed your software download purchase at, you must click the “Continue to” button to get your software. The “Continue to” button can be found in your confirmation email, Your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you’ve completed your purchase. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account. Select your preferred country and language. From your “My Account” page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install. Click the “Install” button to begin your download.

What’s new with Office?

Complete Tasks

Experience Office on Windows 8 devices, with an improved user interface optimized for touch, pen, and keyboard. An improved look and feel reduces distractions for a better reading experience. The new Start screen gives you a selection of recent documents and templates.

Simple Sharing

Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more. Allow others to scroll through your Word docs in a browser, even if they don’t have Word. Focus on your audience with PowerPoint tools that let you zoom in or skip to any slide without seeing the slides in between.

Microsoft Office Applications

Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents. Add pictures, videos, or online media to a Word doc with a simple drag and drop. Recommended Charts helps you visualize data in Excel.

System Requirements

1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit) recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality5 3.0 GB of available disk space 1366 x 768 resolution Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater.
Windows XP, Vista or older NOT supported. Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card

Additional Requirements

Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10; Firefox 10.x or later; Safari 5 (Mac) and Chrome 17.x Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply. Microsoft and Skype accounts A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8. Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device. Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity. start screen view larger powerpoint view larger excel charts view larger OneNote view larger Word online video view larger PowerPoint comments view larger

Which version is right for you?

Office Home & Student 2013 is for households who want Office on one PC. But if you’re still not sure which version is right for you, check out our comparison chart.

home and student home and business professional home premium Home & Student 2013 Home & Business 2013 Professional 2013 Office 365 Home Premium Licenses 1 PC 1 PC 1 PC 5 PCs or Macs plus select mobile devices1 Licenses Duration One-time purchase for life of PC4 One-time purchase for life of PC4 One-time purchase for life of PC4 Annual subscription with access to version upgrades SkyDrive +20 GB storage: Save documents online to your SkyDrive for access and sharing virtually anywhere3 7 GB 7 GB 7 GB 27 GB Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint X X X X Digital notebook: OneNote2 X X X X Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook X X X Publishing & databases: Publisher2, Access2 X X

1. Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Visit for applicable devices. Windows RT devices come preinstalled with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
2. Access and Publisher available on PC only. OneNote not available on Mac OS.
3. Internet and/or carrier network connection required; charges may apply.
4. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the “licensed computer.”

5. 2 GHz processor or faster and 1 GB RAM or more recommended for OneNote Audio Search. Close-talking microphone required. Audio Search not available in all languages.

Product Features

  • Product download occurs on Details about the download process are listed below.
  • The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • One time purchase for the life of your PC; limited to one “licensed computer” at a time and transfer eligibility restrictions apply.
  • NOTE: Does not include Publisher, Access, or Outlook.
  • NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.


F says:

Good, but not a significant step forward from Office 2010 I have never been a Microsoft hater, as many are. But the love is certainly gone. Welcome to the beginning of the end of an economical Office purchase (with one exception, which I’ll get to later).Ready to get your new 2013 Home & Student with 3 licenses? Forget about it: they’re gone forever. Pay Microsoft your $140 and they will give you a THIRD of what they used to give you for that price: 1 license, not 3.It gets worse: Are you familiar with Microsoft’s big push for “Office 365”? Get familiar with it because this is the last time you will even be able to “buy” Office: you RENT Office 365, you don’t own it. It’s a subscription service. And it is the future of Office. Don’t like the fact that you now have to pay $280 for your desktop and notebook copies of Office (or $420 for 3 licenses)? Say hello to $100 PER YEAR for Office 365. And that will be at LEAST $400 if you use it for more than 3 years.The one positive aspect of 365 is that it covers up…

Anonymous says:

About a month ago, I installed Windows 8 and the final version of Office 2013 on a Dell XPS 13. A bit about me: I’m a graduate student and a long-time user of Microsoft Office. I’ve used Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote almost every day for the past 5 years, but OneNote the most by far. I’ve used every version of Office since 1997.As other reviewers have pointed out, the biggest changes to Office 2013 from Office 2010 are SkyDrive integration, touch gestures, and a flatter UI to match Windows 8. Since I don’t use SkyDrive often, don’t have a touchscreen, and am indifferent to the flatter look, I’ll leave those aspects to other reviews. If you’re like me and aren’t particularly excited by SkyDrive (which still isn’t as versatile as Google Docs for real-time collaboration), then Office 2013 is practically the same as Office 2010 in terms of how everything works – most of the time. This is not a bad thing, at least in my opinion, since I really liked Office 2010 and its…

Anonymous says:

I bought this and downloaded it on my computer. A week later that computer basically died so I had to get a new one. They won’t reset my code and are insisting I spend another $140 TO BUY IT AGAIN. I had to wait 2 hours on the phone and online to be told no. I am beyond frustrated at them.

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