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How do I upgrade Office?

If you’re looking to upgrade Office and get the latest version, you have different options depending on the version of Office you already have. See the sections below for what corresponds to your license of Office:

Office as a one-time purchase (non-subscription version)

Office 365 for home subscription

Office 365 for business subscription

Note: Not sure what version of Office you have? See What version of Office am I using?

Office as a one-time purchase (non-subscription version)

One-time purchase versions such as Office Home & Student or Office Home & Business don’t receive an automatic upgrade. If you currently have a one-time purchase of Office you can buy an Office 365 subscription or the newest one-time purchase version.

Get an Office 365 subscription

Purchasing Office 365 is your best option. You'll always have the latest features, security updates, and other improvements. You also get 1TB of OneDrive storage as well as Office’s cloud connected features to help you maximize productivity across your devices, Skype minutes, and access to support. You can choose between Office 365 Personal (for one person) or Office 365 Home (for up to six people).

Link to buy Office Link to try Office 365 Home for free

Get Office 2019

Get the newest non-subscription version of Office such as Office Home & Student 2019 or Office Home & Business 2019.

You can only install these versions of Office on one device. You'll get security updates and fixes during the supported period, but you won’t receive new features or any of the other Office 365 benefits.

Link to buy Office

Tip: For more information about the differences between these two options, see What's the difference between Office 365 and Office 2019?

Office 365 for home subscription

If you have an Office 365 for home subscription, you already have the most current version of Office at no additional cost. See What’s new in Office 365 to see what the newest features are. If you don’t see some of these features, you may not have received the latest update yet. You can also try Installing Office updates for PC or for Mac, Check for Office for Mac updates automatically.

Are you looking to switch to a different Office 365 Home subscription? For example, from Office 365 Personal to Office 365 Home? See Switch to a different Office 365 Home subscription.

Office 365 for business subscription

If you have an Office 365 work or school account, you’ll always have the latest version as long as you keep Office up-to-date. For PC, see Install Office updates or for Mac, Check for Office for Mac updates automatically. If you don’t see new features, you may not have received the update yet or your Office 365 admin might restrict which Office updates you get until they have a chance to test those features with other programs used by your organization. See When do I get the newest features in Office 365 to learn more about how Office updates are rolled out.

Are you the Office 365 admin in your organization? If you’re still on an older version of Office 365, you can learn how to Upgrade your users to the latest Office client.

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