Question on purchasing Office 2013
Posted on 2013-11-05
I Googled prices on Office 2013 and found a web site that appears to be reputable with a particularly good price on Office 2013 Pro. It is advertised as a downloadable product guaranteed etc. Well, I made the purchase and they sent me a link with a product ID and a link to where the software can be downloaded. I have not yet attempted the download because I expected that I would get an actual file that could be downloaded to my computer or copied to a DVD. Instead it appears that the company wants to just do an install.
This kind of concerns me because if my hard drive were to crash in the next six months or year, I'm not sure how I would do a re-install. As I said, the company appears legitimate, but I just thought I would ask here what the deal is. The product was advertised as Office Pro 2013.
I don't know anything about office 365. Is it possible they're selling me the office 365 version of the software? There are free trial downloads of Office 2013, as I remember it, even from Microsoft itself. If my machine were to crash in the future I suppose I could download a trial version and when asked, enter the product key I got from this company. Y/N? I have a call into their tech support, but haven't got a call back yet. Just thought I'd ask these questions here first.
Anyone have any insight?