Upgrade existing Office 365 Personal (1 User) to Office 365 Home (5 Users) for 1 off £7.99 (Update: Possible 100% cashback via Quidco!)
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Upgrade existing Office 365 Personal (1 User) to Office 365 Home (5 Users) for 1 off £7.99 (Update: Possible 100% cashback via Quidco!)

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Found 3rd Feb 2015
Update June 2016: Confirmed still working, as would be a lot of effort for MS to patch billing vs sub websites to fix. Glad it has helped so many

Update 5th April 2015: Still working fine for me 2 months after initially using this. Thanks to all those that have voted hot & confirmed still working for others via comments.

Verified by myself as working in the UK, there's a glitch in behaviour between Microsoft Online Store and Office 365 subscriptions that allows you to buy 1 month of Office 365 Home from the Microsoft Store, but that will upgrade the whole rest of any existing personal Office Personal subscription period + add on 1 month!

What this means is if you picked up a free 1 Year Office 365 Personal with some cheap Windows tablet (like Linx 7) then for just £7.99 you can upgrade that subscription from 12 months 1 user to 13 months of 5 users (each with their own 1TB, soon unlimited, OneDrive cloud storage!) for just that 1x £7.99 amount!

Note before you do this deal add as many Office 365 Personal 1 Year licenses to your account as possible (Stacking up to 4 Years in the future appears to be the safe maximum) and this deal will apply upgrade to that multi-year expiry for same 1x £7.99.

Just make sure to do 2nd part of going in and turning off auto-renewal after initial purchase.

All instructions and more details are on the Deal URL which is thurrott.com/clo…-99

Update from wenttoabetterplace: Possible 100% cashback on this 1 month Office 365 subscription purchase via Quidco! quidco.com/mic…re/

Direct Office 365 Home product URL (But read Thurrott.com instructions above 1st & Change to 1 month, not 1 year default before buy!) microsoftstore.com/sto…200

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looks tremendous

1TB OneDrive online storage per user for up to 5 users.That’s enough to s … 1TB OneDrive online storage per user for up to 5 users.That’s enough to store 1 million Office documents and 70,000 photos and 100 videos and 10,000 songs



Are you shure after the first month when you cancel it the whole thing wont revert back to personal ?

Just done it.. mine ends in april but now shows may and allows 5 pcs now. cheers. mine was a US account and it worked the same.

need to find a way to extend it cheaply.

Edited by: "Henlans" 3rd Feb 2015

Original Poster

hyenadog

Are you shure after the first month when you cancel it the whole thing … Are you shure after the first month when you cancel it the whole thing wont revert back to personal ?



Should stay upgraded according to current known info (and Paul Thurrott is major respected Windows blogger https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/847/tip-convert-office-365-personal-office-365-home-just-9-99) or anything shown on my office.com account details page after upgrade. Also makes sense there could be this 1 way upgrade disconnect between Microsoft Store and Office.com license systems given official allowance of stacking licenses (As another similar intentional MS license stacking feature many people stack multiple years of Xbox Live Gold when there are good deals on)

Worst case if it does revert then you'll have only paid the going rate for 1 month of Office 365 Home and still have not used up any of your previously existing 365 Personal remaining months! Plus I believe any data you've uploaded into OneDrive remains available to view/download/delete when/if your storage allocation shrinks, you just can't update/upload any files until you get back under your allowance limit (which seems fair ;-)

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Sounds just too good.

Ideal if legit!

Heat

Henlans

Just done it.. mine ends in april but now shows may and allows 5 pcs now. … Just done it.. mine ends in april but now shows may and allows 5 pcs now. cheers. mine was a US account and it worked the same.need to find a way to extend it cheaply.



Best way to extend it cheaply would've been to add a couple of cheap o365 personal annual codes, then add the family 1 month

gemmac333

Ideal if legit!Heat



What truly is these Days? .. so whats your point ..... lool.

tapi

Best way to extend it cheaply would've been to add a couple of cheap o365 … Best way to extend it cheaply would've been to add a couple of cheap o365 personal annual codes, then add the family 1 month



best place to get 365 personal annual codes?

Henlans

best place to get 365 personal annual codes?


Prob ebay, just looking myself

I have always wondered, is Office 365 the same as the normal desktop version but as a subscription-based service? That is, will the apps look and function the same? Or is it more like the web-based version? I had been looking to get it for Mac and was wondering how it would compare to Office:Mac 2011.

Office 365 is a software plus service bundle - this means that you get the desktop software together with the Cloud hosted versions (similar in concept to Google Docs) and a raft of other services such as cloud storage, Skype/Lync and other tools.

See en.wikipedia.org/wik…365 for explanation.

Most people need to be able to at least read docx. If you want to do it the Microsoft way, you can install Word Viewer plus the update for Docx. The same goes for Excel, Powerpoint, Access etc.
Or you can install the free version of Office 2010 and use a utility to remove the ads. For email, you can use the free client obtainable from Ms for Windows 7. Not sure about Window 8 etc.
Cloud storage of 1 terrabyte may be useful for some. But it is all subscription based.
I think Ms would love users to go to a subscription based service for all their software. It has tried this for business users. ISPs and Anti-virus software makers are happy to give you it free or virtually free for 6 months or more of course.
For users of other operating systems there are free or very cheap (under £10) which will allow you to edit these type of files. Open office can apparently be used on the Mac.
So why get involved in a subscription based service?

jasee

Most people need to be able to at least read docx. If you want to do it … Most people need to be able to at least read docx. If you want to do it the Microsoft way, you can install Word Viewer plus the update for Docx. The same goes for Excel, Powerpoint, Access etc. Or you can install the free version of Office 2010 and use a utility to remove the ads. For email, you can use the free client obtainable from Ms for Windows 7. Not sure about Window 8 etc. Cloud storage of 1 terrabyte may be useful for some. But it is all subscription based. I think Ms would love users to go to a subscription based service for all their software. It has tried this for business users. ISPs and Anti-virus software makers are happy to give you it free or virtually free for 6 months or more of course.For users of other operating systems there are free or very cheap (under £10) which will allow you to edit these type of files. Open office can apparently be used on the Mac.So why get involved in a subscription based service?



Any non-dodgy link to that free Office 2010 download?

Has anyone experienced how slow OneDrive is compared to Dropbox in viewing and syncing files?

Cheers OP will give this a go, ive got 3 years worth of subs stacked up, so assuming this works, i shall be sorted for a good few years!

I found scouring the forums (AV OCUK ETC ETC) good for picking up cheap subs.

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Imti

Has anyone experienced how slow OneDrive is compared to Dropbox in … Has anyone experienced how slow OneDrive is compared to Dropbox in viewing and syncing files?



It isn't, it's quite good (for me at least)

amour3k

What truly is these Days? .. so whats your point ..... lool.




Too true. I'm just interested to see if anyone has actually had this longer than a month, to see if it stays as the full home version or reverts back to personal, after your month is up.

I have a 365 that I haven't activated as yet, from a tab I bought in Dec, so I'm hoping to see confirmation of this working, and I may get another cheap windows tab (for my lad who has a gaming pc and Android tab) to stack the office, as it would be handy for my 13yo's schooling. He just uses Word if he needs to have anything written up, and he's cool with that- but I'm interested in the extra storage, as I keep and breed snakes (mainly boa constrictors) so I'm constantly taking (& running out of space for) pics of my collection on my phone and camera...

Please comment if any of u guys have had this longer than a month so I know it's worth giving a go, or just leaving be for now!? Cheers

siliconbits

Any non-dodgy link to that free Office 2010 download?



If you do a search for Office 2010 starter edition you can find a link (apparently this version only works in Windows 8 in compatibility mode)
It's not now directly available from Ms, as far as I can see
There is a utility to remove the ads kluug.net/off…php which costs 3 euros, but I haven't tried it.

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TackyAuto

CommentIt isn't, it's quite good (for me at least)



Personally I've found OneDrive very quick for sync, at least via built in Windows 8.1 built in OneDrive File Explorer view. Picks up changes either online or locally within 30sec and then starts syncing. Never felt it's actual transfer speed was slower than my 60Mb Down/15Mb Up broadband speed would allow :-)

Hoping for a deal on Windows 8 soon. Non OEM. Retail. Pro.

Note before you do this deal add as many Office 365 Personal 1 Year licenses to your account as possible (3 Years may or may not be max) and this deal will apply upgrade to that multi-year expiry for same 1x £7.99.


Im confused by this comment....can you get 1 year free subscription with this?

I have the free office 2010 that was already installed on my computer when I purchased it, does this mean I would get the latest version of office?

TackyAuto

CommentIt isn't, it's quite good (for me at least)


My big gripe with OneDrive is the fact you can't share a folder with another user and have it appear on their desktop client.

This works perfectly well in Dropbox, box etc so I thought I must be missing something. However after a chat with MS turns out that the lack of this must-have collaborative feature is right. You cannot access shared onedrive folders between users except via the web interface.

This, for some of my clients, was unacceptable so we're back with Dropbox until MS see fit to add this feature.

As a postscript to this, I have found a workaround using Easeus EverySync which allows one user to sync any local folder to a onedrive account. This gets collaboration working for a pair of users, which is a start....

Original Poster

sharonpowell72

Note before you do this deal add as many Office 365 Personal 1 Year … Note before you do this deal add as many Office 365 Personal 1 Year licenses to your account as possible (3 Years may or may not be max) and this deal will apply upgrade to that multi-year expiry for same 1x £7.99. Im confused by this comment....can you get 1 year free subscription with this?



This deal isn't for a year's subscription, but instead upgrades an existing Office 365 subscription period from 'Personal' (1 User & PC) to 'Home' (5 Users & 5 PCs) for just 1x £7.99 purchase. For those who got 1 year of Office 365 free with a recent PC purchase (hotukdeals.com/search?action=search&keywords=office+365) then that gives an effective saving of £87 if they want/need 5 installs instead of just 1.

If you're already paying for an Office 365 Personal subscription then this instead saves you an extra £2 per month. If you already had 3 years of Office 365 Personal stacked up on your MS Account that would potentially save you £64 over 3 years or £16 over 1 year.

Office 365 is a subscription method of paying for full MS Office, but also then gets you 1TB+ of OneDrive online storage + bundled Skype calling minutes. Here's official comparison product page products.office.com/en-…cts
Edited by: "DigitalAmoeba" 4th Feb 2015

Original Poster

sharonpowell72

I have the free office 2010 that was already installed on my computer … I have the free office 2010 that was already installed on my computer when I purchased it, does this mean I would get the latest version of office?



Hopefully my other comment clarified things, but Office 365 is a separate monthly subscription method of paying for always latest version Microsoft Office desktop programs + massive OneDrive online storage + Skype calling out minutes.

I'm afraid it's a completely separate system than older method of paying a much larger upfront cost for a particular version of Office once but then being able to use it without further monthly costs. So I'm afraid no you can't apply this offer to any existing Office software installs, only Office 365 Personal subscription method.

As JamesBody linked you can find much more information on Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wik…365 and my other comment had the link to official Microsoft store showing latest different methods to buy office and their prices.

Hot, Hot.
I'm happy with Office365, less so with the deranged megalomaniac who designs Microsoft's weird account systems with endless logons, random options, product variants and confusingly hidden options.
At least buying Office perpetual was easy - take product off shelf, pay, install.
I think I've taken my subscription from 'Personal' (1 User & PC) to 'Home' (5 Users & 5 PCs) for £7.99
no idea how to stack multi-years but happy with what I have.

If this is the future, it's mad ...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 4th Feb 2015

can't even do this deal... cannot log into my microsoft store and view my payments or history, or anything on my account, each time get this "We are sorry, an unexpected error occurred processing your request. Please try again." - been like this for weeks
Edited by: "CooliceT" 4th Feb 2015

Nice one, worked for me so heat
Cancelled the auto renew and still get 'Expires: Friday, March 4, 2016'

Seems to work for me £6.66 tracked on quidco.
Thanks OP.

Worked for me! Thanks for sharing :-)

Works as of now, tried this with a 1yr MSOP key and is now 1yr MSOH 5 user account, for one of our StreetGB [none techgeeksters] so they are over the moon that can be used for more than one person|device now.

*Remember to cancel the auto renew if you have multiple MS accounts|Hotmail|Outlook|Tablet access accounts*

Looks like the whole of the UK is buying MSO keys for this, so just shows you how popular MSO would be if MS actually reduced the price to a more affordable, everyday user price range!

Best aspect of the Office deal is the storage. 5 lots of unlimited storage all for less than a single 1TB package from Dropbox or Google. Office thrown in for 'free'. Bargain.

does anyone know if this will work with buying the 365 personal and then upgrading

reni

does anyone know if this will work with buying the 365 personal and then … does anyone know if this will work with buying the 365 personal and then upgrading



Thats exactly what I just did and worked.

signed up for the Office 365 personal. logged into the office link and cancelled the auto renew
but it is still showing up as Office 365 Personal .. Anyone got any ideas of what im doing wrong ?

reni

signed up for the Office 365 personal. logged into the office link and … signed up for the Office 365 personal. logged into the office link and cancelled the auto renew but it is still showing up as Office 365 Personal .. Anyone got any ideas of what im doing wrong ?



If you have a personal subscription you now have to go to the microsoft store and buy the office 365 home, 1 month auto renewal for £7.99.

That is what will change you to the home subscription.

MagnumFarce

If you have a personal subscription you now have to go to the microsoft … If you have a personal subscription you now have to go to the microsoft store and buy the office 365 home, 1 month auto renewal for £7.99.That is what will change you to the home subscription.



Ok I signed up for the Office 365 Personal @ 5.99 So if I spend another £7.99 it will change it for a year to Office 365 home ???

reni

Ok I signed up for the Office 365 Personal @ 5.99 So if I spend another … Ok I signed up for the Office 365 Personal @ 5.99 So if I spend another £7.99 it will change it for a year to Office 365 home ???



no.. it will change to only 2 months of home!

the 7.99 home premium 1 month auto renewal does two things:
1. Adds one month subscription to your existing subscription.
2. Converts the personal subscription to a home subscription.

What you would need to do is buy a 1 year subscription to 365 personal and activate that first (can be found on ebay for £20). Once that is activated and your account says it is active for a year THEN you buy the 1 month home 365
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