There are a couple of reasons why you’d want to download Office 2013 from Microsoft using your genuine product key. Maybe you’ve lost your Office 2013 DVD and now want to reinstall Office 2013 using the product key that you’ve recovered using a third-party program; or maybe your PC came pre-installed with Office but the manufacturer didn’t offer the required setup file or DVD to reinstall the program; or maybe a friend of yours has given an unused Office 2013 product key and you want to download and install Office suite using that product key.
Just like it’s possible to download Windows 8/8.1 from Microsoft using a product key, it’s possible to download Office 2013 program as well. All you need is a genuine product key or if you have already registered your product key using your Microsoft account, you can download Office 2013 by simply signing in to your Office account page, without having to enter your product key.
Depending on how you procured Office 2013 program or key, you can follow the instructions mentioned in one of the four methods given below to legally download Office 2013 from Microsoft by entering the product key.
Please note that none of the following methods will help you download Office 2010 product from Microsoft. If you would like to download Office 2010 program, please head over to our how to legally download Office 2010 from Microsoft guide.
Downloading Office 2013 using product key
Method 1 of 4
Follow this method if you’ve already registered the product key using your Microsoft account.
Step 1: Visit office.microsoft.com webpage.
Step 2: Click on the Sign in option (located top-right corner of the page) and sign into your account by entering your Microsoft account ID and password.
Step 3: Next, click the Install Office option that appears top right corner of the web page.
Step 4: Click Install from a disc option and then click I want to burn a disc option.
Step 5: Finally, click the Download button to begin downloading the setup. That’s it!
Method 2 of 4
Use this method if you have purchased Office 2013 but don’t have a DVD:
Step 1: Head over to this page of Office.
Step 2: Enter your 25 character Office 2013 product key and then click Get started button. You’ll need to sign in using your Microsoft account.
Method 3 of 4
If your Office 2013 came with a DVD but the DVD isn’t working for you or the DVD drive of your PC isn’t working, you can follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Sign in to your Microsoft account and then visit this page of Office.
Step 2: Enter Office 2013 product key and then click Get Started button to proceed.
Method 4 of 4
If Office 2013 came preinstalled with your PC and now you want the setup file to reinstall the Office product, you can download the setup by downloading the given below link.
Step 1: Jump to this page in your web browser.
Step 2: Enter your Office 2013 product key. If you’re unable to recollect the product key, you can use free tools to recover Office product key from your PC.
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If your purchase of Office came with a product key, you enter your product key on one of the websites listed below for your version of Office. After you enter your key, you can download and install Office, or you can renew your Office 365 subscription.
Example of an Office product key:
Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, and Office 2013 (PC and Mac)
Step 1: Go to www.office.com/setup
Step 2: Sign in with your Microsoft account, or create one if you don't have one. Be sure to remember this account so that you can install or reinstall Office later, without a product key.
Important: If you're renewing an Office 365 subscription, enter the Microsoft account that's associated with your subscription. I can't remember my Microsoft account.
Step 3: Enter your Office product key, without hyphens.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to finish the redemption process.
These steps apply only to Office Professional Plus, Visio Professional, or Project Professional.
Step 1: Start an Office app, like Word, Project, or Visio, depending on your purchase.
Step 2: In the Sign in to set up Office window, select I don't want to sign in or create an account (it's a small link at the bottom of the window).
Step 3: Enter your Office product key, without hyphens. If you don't have your key, see get your HUP product key.
Step 1: Go to www.microsoftstore.com and sign in (upper right-hand corner) with the Microsoft account that you used to buy Office.
Step 2: After you sign in, select your name in the upper right-hand corner, and then select Order History.
Step 3: Locate the Office one-time purchase or individual Office app, and then select Install Office to view your product key (this doesn't actually install Office).
Step 4: Select Install Office again in the window where the product key appears.
Step 5: On the Hi. Let's get your Office page, follow the prompts to sign in again and associate your product key with your Microsoft account.
Office 2010 or Office 2011 for Mac
Step 1: Go to https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/office
Step 2: Enter your Office product key without hyphens, and then select Verify.
Step 3: Follow the prompts to finish the download process.
Office 365 Business Premium
Step 1: Go to https://www.office.com/setupkey
Step 2: Enter your Office product key without hyphens, and then select Next.
Step 3: Follow the prompts to finish the redemption and setup process.
Having problems with your product key?
I can't find my product key
For help with finding your product key, select your version of Office below:
My product key isn't working
First, make sure that you're entering the key correctly on the right site. If you aren't sure which site to use, you can enter your product key using the Virtual support agent (English only). If your product key is valid, the Virtual support agent provides a link to download Office. The Virtual support agent can also let you know if your product key has been blocked and can connect you to a live agent.
If your Office product key doesn’t work, or has stopped working, you should contact the seller and request a refund. If you bought a product key separate from the software, it’s very possible the product key was stolen or otherwise fraudulently obtained, and subsequently blocked for use. Unfortunately, there are many dishonest sellers who offer stolen, abused, or otherwise unauthorized Microsoft product keys for sale. Sometimes these product keys are printed on counterfeit labels or cards with a download link to Microsoft software, and sometimes they’re distributed with software media that is unauthorized for resale, such as promotional media, original equipment manufacturer reinstallation media, or other Microsoft program-specific media.
If you still need help with your product key, visit our Microsoft support page for help.