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

Platform : Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
3.2 out of 5 stars 1,556 customer reviews

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Download size: 1 GB
Download time: 2 minutes on broadband, 1 day, 17 hours and 36 minutes on dial-up
  • NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.
  • 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.
  • Product download occurs on Office.com. Details about the download process are listed below.
  • NOTE: Not compatible with Microsoft 365

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Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. See steps involved below:

1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.com, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" 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.

2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.

3. Select your preferred country and language.

4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.

5. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.


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System Requirements

  • Platform: Windows 10 / 8 / 7
  • Media: Software Download
  • Item Quantity: 1


Product Details

  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
  • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00B1TGUMG
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 16, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 1,556 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Product Description

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

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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 www.office.com/information 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 Amazon.com:

  1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.com, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" 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.
  2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Select your preferred country and language.
  4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  5. 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.

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.

Office 365
Office 365
Office 365
Office 365
Office 365
Office 365 Personal8,12 Office 365 Home8,12 Office 365 University8,12,14 Office Home & Business 2013 Office Home & Student 20138
Installs 1 PC/Mac2 + 1 iPad/Windows tablet11 Up to 5 PCs/Macs2 + 5 iPads/Windows tablets1 Up to 2 PCs/Macs/iPads/Windows tablets7 1 PC 1 PC
Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote8
Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook
Desktop publishing & databases: Publisher, Access8
Easy smartphone access: View and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on the fly9
Skype: 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 60+ countries5
OneDrive online storage (20 GB/user): Save documents for easy access and sharing virtually anywhere 1 user Up to 5 users
Easy subscription: Renewal required 1 year 1 year 4 years
Ongoing updates: Always have the latest Office applications7


1. Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Visit www.office.com/mobile 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. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobile phones are for select countries only. Skype available only in select countries.
6. For non-commercial use.
7. Current Office application versions for Office 365 are Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac. Customers with an active subscription will be entitled to the newest versions when available.
8. Application availability and features vary by platform and device. OneNote, Publisher, and Access available for PC only.
9. Office Mobile comes pre-installed on Windows Phones and is also available on Android phones and iPhones. See www.office.com/information.
10. Compatible only with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Max OS X 10.6 and later.
11. Compatible devices only. Learn more at www.office.com/information.
12. Eligibility verification required. Only full and part-time enrolled higher education students, faculty, and staff in accredited institutions are eligible. Alumni of these institutions are ineligible.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

The manufacturer commented on the review below
By D. Graves on January 31, 2013
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 to 5 PC's, so a family will probably save money on the deal. However, if you are single or a couple with 2 or 3 computers, you will pay at least $300 over the average 3-year lifespan of an Office edition. Go one day over 3 years (requiring a 4th-year subscription) and it's $400. For something you paid $125 or so for until now (Office 2010 H&S with 3 licenses was $125).

Yes, I'm giving Microsoft 1 star: Forget about the merits of Office 2013, it's the greed and manipulative practices of Microsoft that need to be exposed here. One day in the not-too-distant future Microsoft will make sure "owned" editions of Office (perpetual licenses) will not work with new editions of Windows (e.g., Windows 10) so that you MUST subscribe to 365.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
April 2, 2013
Dear D. Graves,

Thank you for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience. Effective immediately, we have changed the licensing terms to allow you to transfer the software from one computer to another. We made this decision based on your feedback and the feedback of other customers who asked for additional flexibility in this area. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/Xr8OPk

-The Office Team
The manufacturer commented on the review below
TL;DR: Office 2013 is a good product in its own right, but it's pretty much the same as Office 2010 with SkyDrive integration, touch mode, some new annoyances, and higher pricing. I would not recommend upgrading from Office 2010. If you do not have Office 2010, see if you can live with the competition (OpenOffice, Google Drive) before buying this.
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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 improved Ribbon UI.

What I wanted to talk about here are the changes that Microsoft has made to Office 2013 from Office 2010 that I've noticed, changes that might impact daily workflow for users upgrading from previous Office versions.

OneNote 2013:
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I spend at least 4 hours a day in this program, so I'll start with this.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
December 27, 2013
Thanks for your thorough review. We're happy to share that we've had several big updates since your review was originally published:

-What's new in Office 2013: http://msft.it/WhatsNew2013_a and http://msft.it/WhatsNew_a.

-Collaboration just got easier with real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps on SkyDrive: http://msft.it/realtime_coauthoring.

We hope the above links help. We're happy to answer questions; we can be reached here http://msft.it/VirtualChat_a or on Twitter http://msft.it/OfficeTwitter_a.

-The Office Team
The manufacturer commented on the review below
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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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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
April 2, 2013
Dear Babs,

Thank you for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience. Effective immediately, we have changed the licensing terms to allow you to transfer the software from one computer to another. We made this decision based on your feedback and the feedback of other customers who asked for additional flexibility in this area. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/Xr8OPk

-The Office Team
The manufacturer commented on the review below
Another point that the other excellent 1-star reviewers over-looked, is that Microsoft requires you to create an account with them before you can DL the software.

I remember reading a scary book in my youth: 1984.

Here are some free, or much cheaper, alternatives: Google Docs, LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, Calligra Suite, OxygenOffice Professional, SoftMaker Office or Feng Office Community Edition.

If everyone were to say 'no' to Microsoft and go with the alternatives, the alternatives would improve & Microsoft would change their way of doing business (OK - maybe that is just wishful thinking).

If Amazon allows the links:[...] or [...]
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April 2, 2013
Dear R. Jacobson,

We are very sorry to hear about your experience setting up Office. We currently have many efforts in place to ensure we can improve those experiences moving forward. Please contact us via the email officems@microsoft.com by Apr, 30 2013, and provide your contact details. Once we receive that information, we will ensure you are contacted by one of our Premium Support Professionals who will work with you to understand the cause of your issues, and ensure you have resolution . Thank you for your feedback.

-The Office Team
I have, until now, purchased each new edition of Office Home and Student for our 3 computers. That ends with this edition. No way will we buy 3 copies. We will be using the old 2010 Office and free Open Office programs from now on, or, possibly, switching to Apple products the next time we buy computers. The Apple is more expensive, but applications much more reasonable with family-friendly sharing. Microsoft seems determined to keep losing ground to their competitors. By the way, if you haven't tried Open Office (<...>)or LibreOffice (<...>) an almost identical free program, give them a serious look. You can do just about everything you can do in MS Office and save it in MS Office formats. Since it is free, you can also save a document in the Open/Libre Office format and send it to friends who can also download the free program to read and edit. Open/Libre Office also includes a database and drawing program in addition to the usual word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs. Both programs are also available for Mac computers. Google Docs is another free option for simple documents, but doesn't offer many formatting or custom options. It is, however, great for interactive collaborative projects.
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