Dear Computer Lady,
I recently bought an HP Notebook with of course Windows 10.
I was told by the salesperson that I could not load and use the Office Home & Student 2013 with Word. She said that the only way I can get Word is to pay 69 dollars a year.
When I got home, I decided I was going to try it anyway. The version I have is supposed to be like a lifetime purchase that I don’t have to renew. All I need it for is to use for writing purposes so I can send documents to people and they should be able to open them. I was amazed that the download worked. About an hour later, I was “offered” an upgrade by the company, and I declined.
How long do you think I might be able to use the 2013 version without upgrading to the newer version, where I would have to pay each year? Or is there a program out there that is Word compatible either for free or very little one time fee?
Thank you, Mary Lou
Dear Mary Lou,
While I am not sure how long your Office 2013 will work, it should continue to work with your Windows 10 computer as long as you stay with your current version of Windows.
I can’t say if it will work with future versions of Windows.
The salesperson is not right about your options for a new version of Word. While you can purchase a yearly subscription, you can also purchase a lifetime version of Office 2016 just like you did with the 2013. In fact, I recently began selling Office here in my shop along with the antivirus and antimalware programs that I provide.