How to download Office 2013 setup files using your product key

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While the new trend is cloud-based applications, such as Office 365 that offers online versions of the Office applications, many people still like to install the full version of the software in their PCs. So today we’ll look into how to download Office 2013 installations files using your product key in various situations. For example, you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you bought the Office 2013 DVD and you lost the installation disc, you purchased the Office 2013 product key card or you’re computer came bundled with Office 2013, but it didn’t come with the installation disc. Keep reading to learn more…

Ways to download Office 2013 with your product key:

Office 2013 bundled with new PC: If you new PC came with suite of applications and you need to reinstall for whatever reason, you can download the setup files to this Office web page — section “My copy of Office came with my new PC” –. Click the Download button and make sure you have the product key as you’ll be prompted to provide it.

Quick Tip: If you don’t have your Office product key, you can use a tool to recover the key from your PC, like Enchanted Keyfinder.

Office 2013 from previous purchase: If you purchase Office Home & Student 2013, Office Home & Business 2013, or Office Professional 2013, go to, sign-in with your Microsoft Account, choose Office for Windows from the drop-down menu and click Install.

Office 2013 without DVD: If you purchased the suite, but you don’t have the DVD, for example, if you bought only the physical card with just the product key or the DVD isn’t working anymore. Go to Office Setup, enter the 25 character product key and download the setup files.

If somethings goes wrong during the installation, such as the Office setup hangs, download is slow, you can’t start Office apps in Windows 8 or Windows RT, or you have questions activating Office 2013, you can try this Microsoft support page.