Forget using free MS Office on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating System!

MS Office software free users who are either using a cracked version or the old genuine 2003 or 2007 version will be surely disappointed with this news. As per the latest update available from Microsoft sources , Windows 10 operating system will only allow users to use the new genuine version of MS Office 2013 on its platform in near future.

So, MS office users who were using 2003, 2007 and 2010 cracked (pirated) versions will have to dump their software into trash, if in case, they decide to go for a new Windows 10 operating system loaded laptop or  a simple upgrade from Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 to Win 10.

Microsoft has also made it official that all those using Windows 8, will have to upgrade their laptops with Windows 8.1 operating system. If this is not done by June this year, then the free migration from Windows 8 to Windows 10 will not be possible. Microsoft wants to curb the usage of pirated versions of its software from this year and as a first step wants to put a barricade to MS office usage. All those who opt for a Windows 10 or upgrade to the said OS from Windows 7 or 8.1 must and should purchase Office 2013 software.

Unless you use genuine software on the latest Win 10 platform, you won’t be able to access the features. Microsoft will be giving a last chance to all MS office users of older versions. As soon as they load the old version, a pop-up will be appearing on the screen, which will ask for an upgrade for a premium. If you fail to do so, then the usage of the software will be barred on the said platform.

Like how, Windows 8/8.1 users were barred from using MS office 2003 version, the same will imply on the upcoming new OS, which is said to hit the software markets on a commercial note by August this year.

In order to encourage the users from buying genuine software, Microsoft is thinking to lower the premium amount of the software’s. It intends to put a $4 / month rate on each software purchase /device for the first 6 months and then wants to slightly increase the amount at the end of 6 months. The company is planning to keep this stipulation for 15 months and then intends to make the software free for that device later.

That means, Microsoft will offer software purchase to its users on EMIs.

In order to stop free usage of other software tools such as LibreOffice on its platform, Microsoft is planning to put a curb on such software’s running on its Windows 10 platform by 4Q of 2016.

So, the user will be the loser in the end!

Is Windows 10 not for law firms, financial services and healthcare sector?

22 thoughts on “Forget using free MS Office on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating System!

  1. Is this article saying that users of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 can continue to use older versions of MS Office – as well as free alternatives – but users of Windows 10 cannot use either?

    1. Yeah,

      Windows 7 and 8.1 users who are using MS office 2007 and 2010( yeah they are some) as usual. But users of Windows 10 will have no choice like this. They have to either upgrade to MS office cloud or the upcoming MS office 2016. The other alternatives like Libre office, Openoffice will not work on this platform.

      It’s like a trap. In order to end the usage of its older versions and pirated versions, Windows 10 will fail to load the older versions of MS office on its platform.

      Like how Windows 8/8.1 failed to load MS office 2003 a couple of years ago. At that time, i was using a genuine MS office 2003. But when i brought a Win 8, it failed to load on it. As a result i had to purchase a windows 2010, which is now completely unavailable. At the time of purchase, i wasn’t aware that i cannot use my MS office 2003 on Win 8 platform.

  2. I do not know where the author or those making comments are getting their facts…. I have the latest build of Windows 10 (Technical Preview) running Libre Office and Office 2010. After seeing this article I attempted to install Open Office which went successful.

    1. Dear Paul,

      Next year, Microsoft will tighten its grip on all those tools which it has offered so far. It is simply loosing money by allowing third party software tools work on its platform. So, by next year end, it will probably come up with what you feel isn’t going to happen………that’s business development.

      For instance take the example of XP. I had a PC which was running on a pirated software of XP for years. As soon as the said OS met its death, my PC stopped getting updates and it started to show restart or blue screen of death every 15 days after re-loading on the PC. Finally, i purchased a win 7 basic and installed on it to keep things going.

      What all this means is that Microsoft will surely compel people buy its software updates in future and will not entertain any free stuff from then on. Its Windows 10 will not entertain office 2003 & 2007. And MSOffice 2010 is officially out of market. So, what will be the choice…..?

      My guess is that Microsoft will ask users to buy MS office software as soon it reaches the target of loading around 5 billion devices with its win 10 OS.

  3. This article is bulls##t. You can update from 8 to 8.1 after June and still migrate to Windows 10.

    And Office 2007 and 2010 also still work flawlessly on Windows 10.

    Stop spreading false informations.

    1. Effigy,

      By early 2017, you will see for yourself, on how MS will start asking its users to purchase its new apps, by putting a hold on its old apps.

      Its revenue generation>>>>to increase in profit scale>>> for business development

    1. Kostas,

      That’s a great news indeed. But for me, the Office 2003 version is not working. It did not work on beta which i installed in last year end. And it did not work on the original also. I tried it two weeks back also.

      And my 2003 office software is a two PC licensed software. It is simply showing a pop-up that this version is not supportive or of that sort.

      1. Have you considered that the problem is you? Seriously, this “article” is laughable for so many reasons. You should be embarrassed.

        Just stop blogging and look for an other job man. You are seriously sucking.

  4. Windows10 distorted genuine MS office 2013 particularly, word file. Can you please help how to restore word files? raomap at

    1. Mr. Rao,

      As per our knowledge, if you go for a free Windows 10 upgrade, you should first uninstall MS office( irrespective of the version) and then go for Windows 10 upgrade. After the installation of Win 10 turns successful, you can re-install the MS office version and start using.

      If this procedure is neglected, then you will get into trouble.

      From which OS did you upgrade from i.e. Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1?

  5. I am running Office 2007 (genuine) in Windows 10 – But I HATE Cortana on Windows 10. I hate the way it keeps popping up all the time, and really hate the fact it is not removable. For this reason I would like to revert back to Windows 8…… My question is, if I revert back fro Windows 8 to 10 will I lose my Office 2007? My product key has now been used the maximum 5 times, so if I lose it, it will be a problem or me.

    1. Kevin,

      For your question about Cortana- Dear, you have the option to disable that application in Windows 10. Please follow the below link to disable the virtual assistance of Cortana.

      About your Question on MS Office 2007- As per our knowledge, MS Office 2007 product key usage doesn’t end on number of installations. But it depends on the number of systems the same product key or the software is being used. Some product keys can only be installed on single PCs, while some can be installed on 3 PCs. Therefore, it depends on the type of license you bought it. If you brought it online you could be buying a Product Key Card/PKC, or a retail/FPP license. The Product key card license will allow only 1 installation while the retail purchase allows 3. Therefore, if you have the purchase confirmation email, just go through it.

      Hope your understood the details about the license. If not, here’s a detail explanation with an example. If suppose your product key can be installed only for once, then if you installed it on System A, it cannot be installed on system B or C, as a pop up will show that you are not allow to install it on any number of systems, as the license you have only allows the installation on 1 system. If you want to re-use the same license, then you should first uninstall the license from system A and then install it on an other system.

      If suppose, you had a license for MS office to be installed on 3 machines. Then you can install it on system A, B and C simultaneously. But when you need to install it on another system i.e system D, you should first uninstall the software from any one of the systems i.e A or B or C and then install it on the system D.

      For more details, you can refer the following links

  6. Poorly worded, but it sounds M$ is up to its old bait and switch tactics and mixing legal and illegal trickery. To purposely “by design” cripple an older version of software which has been bought by the consumer and is genuine is fraud and illegal. To do this to a cracked version may or may not be legitimate depending upon what kind of privacy violations and information gathering they do from your computer. Seriously Microsoft really needs to be broken up by our government. It relentless puts out crappy product after crappy product over the last two 15 years, and it really hurting the American economy and innovation by frustrating users who just want to get their work done. I’d be more than willing to pay $300-$500 for a OS which respected your privacy (really with dual encryption), didn’t spy, and didn’t waste and steal all my CPU cycles and bandwidth sending information to Redmond, NSA, and on DRM. WIth modern processors approaching old supercomputer speeds, any lags on simply opening and transferring files should be nonexistent, unless their is a lot of nanny junk going on in the background. Seriously my WinXP machine is faster and more efficient on an older processor than everything since VISTA. The damage to our economy is lost productivity from this monopoly which wastes the talents of our best and brightest computer engineers in making protectionist crap is beyond belief. The government really needs to step in at this point and break up this company.

    1. Zack,

      The fed cannot do anything when it comes to the business of private companies. If it tries to crib the freedom of such companies, it will loose taxes, as these companies will move to other shores.

      Apple is doing the same. It knows that it cannot win the battle with the fed with its self written “Encryption” law. So, in coming years, the giant may look for other alternatives, if something goes terribly wrong with the lawsuit. Already, the company has announced that it is going to produce mobile phones in a plant somewhere in India. So, this proves that Apple is planning to make a move.

      Similarly, Microsoft may think the same. And as we all know, MS played a vital role in making Silicon Valley; so any nasty move from it can shake the cyber world. So, i am sure that Fed won’t be taking any risks on this issue on a current or future note.

  7. Dear Stoneflyman,
    I need to know about surely that the ux patcher for win 8/8.1 would be harmful or not for my os and its genuine quality to get updates?

    1. Dear,

      Yeah, i heard about the latest software tools which are available for free on internet. If we use those tools, then we can open a windows 2003 doc even in windows 2010 lite version format on windows 10. But i do not know how reliable are these tools. Moreover, the chrome browser extension which you are getting is infected with malware. So, do not use your banking passwords on that browser extension. It can do more harm than good.

      Hope, i am not missing anything…..if yes, then please elaborate a little bit more.

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