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How to Switch Office 365 Home to Personal or University

How to Switch Office 365 Home to Personal or University



How to Switch Office 365 Home to Personal or University - The switching between Office 365 subscriptions are possible but we must judge before we switch. In this article we will emphasis about how to switch between Office 365 Home to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home to Office 365 University. Although a no of features are associated with Office 365 Home like Office can be shared with more people in case of Office 365 Home, but it can't be possible in case of other subscriptions. So be ready for downgrading. Now one thing is very important while switching products i.e. Product key. The switching is done either through Product key or without product key. The procedure or steps to switch products with or without product key is given below.


  1. Procedure to Switch Office 365 Home to Office 365 Personal using a product key.



        Step 1 – At the time of purchasing the product you get a physical box or card. Look there for 25          character product key. If you don't get the Product key there, check your email for receipt          containing Product key.


Step 2 – Go to URL http://office.com/setup and Sign in with the Microsoft account associated with Office 365 subscription.



Step 3 – Select the country or region you reside or do your banking and enter the Product key.



Step 4 – Then a wizard will open which ask to choose a Subscription – either Stay with office 365 Home and add 9 months or Switch to Office 365 Personal and add 1 year. So choose what you want and click on Next. Here you have to select the second option for switching.



Step 5 – Now a message will appear on screen which ask user to stop sharing your subscription with others and deactivate office on all but PC or Mac, plus tablet. If you are still sharing your product then click on link available in wizard to cancel the sharing. After deactivating click on "confirm changes".



Step 6 – Now after clicking on confirm changes the subscription extended page will appear which show a new date that ends up your subscription. Then click on Next to continue with your My Office Account Page.



2. Procedure to Switch Office 365 Home to Office 365 University Using a product key



      Step 1 – Get your Product key either from box or email then follow the next step.


Step 2 – Go to URL http://office.com/setup and Sign in with the Microsoft account associated with Office 365 subscription.



Step 3 - Select the country or region you reside or do your banking and enter the Product key.



Step 4 - Now a message will appear on screen which ask user to stop sharing your subscription with others and deactivate office on all but PC or Mac, plus tablet. If you are still sharing your product then click on link available in wizard to cancel the sharing. After deactivating click on "confirm changes".



Step 5 – On Academic Verification page, verify as student. The page consists of many verification methods for the convenience of student. Choose according to your choice and Verify.



Step 6 – Now the Subscription extended page will appears which show the new date for your new subscription ending. Choose Next there to continue further to your My Office Accounts Page.



3. Procedure of Switching Office 365 Home to Office 365 Personal without using a product key



      Step 1 – Go to the Office 365 Personal Page.


Step 2 - Choose Option "Buy and download now".



Step 3 – Then Select Checkout.



Step 4 – Then Sign in to Microsoft.store.com and verify using your username and password.



Step 5 – Choose Place order and wait.



Step 6 – Now ready to install Office referring to your My Office Account Page in Office 365.



Step 7 – Now your My Office Account Page will display on the screen. Under Manage account you can see your expiration/ renewal date.



This is all about switching of Office 365 Home subscriptions to Office 365 University and Office 365 Personal.

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