How does the free Office 365 work?

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  1. wolfpackfan

    wolfpackfan New Member

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    I already have an Office 365 Personal subscription. When I get the Surface 3, I will be getting a free year of this. What I really would like is to somehow convert that free year to reducing the cost of the Premium subscription so that I can continue to use Office 365 on my desktop computer but also have it on the Surface 3. Do you think this would be possible?
     
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    When you click office on your new Surface 3, it will have an activate button. That button will take you to log into a microsoft account. If the account is already registered with an office account (personal or university) it will replace your current subscription with a new one. I had to use a new email address and register a new microsoft account so I wouldn't replace my university account because I have like 5 years of office included in that account.
     
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    There is also supposed to be some way to pay a small fee to upgrade 365 Personal to the next grade that lets you install on way more computers.
    I think they are also stackable. For instance if you bought an HP Stream and a Surface, there is supposed to be a way to stack them and make it valid for 2 years on one device instead of one year each on 2 devices.
    Has anyone done this yet?
     
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    He he, MS needs a License Navigator App ... I have standalone Office Licenses, Office 365 license via a Organization Membership, O365 as part of MSDN...

    Last time I reinstalled Office it said pick a license from your online account... showed me several with no distinctions from one to the next... so I just closed my eyes and picked one. It didn't seem to care.
    Even though I have it recorded what originally when with what; MS don't expect me to manage it better than you.
     

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