Office 2019 is the latest version of the Microsoft office suite. This is the version purchased by users who have recently renewed their license and the one that all Office 365 subscribers have. However, there are times when the latest versions of Office can give us problems and, therefore, we need to resort to an older version of it like Office 2010, 2013 or 2016. And, although all these versions are still supported, they are sometimes quite complicated to download. At least officially.
The versions of Office have a much more extended support than that of Windows. For example, the 2010 version of this office suite will continue to receive updates until October 2020, and the 2013 version until 2023.
Of course, Microsoft cannot remove software that still has support from the network. Therefore, although it is difficult to find them, it is still possible to download the installers of these old versions, as long as we keep a copy of the original product key.
Download Office 2010
Microsoft has a page from which it will allow us to download the previous versions of Office to install them on Windows 10. From the following link we will be able to access the 2010 versions of the office suite for Windows and the 2011 version for macOS.
To do this, all we have to do is enter the product key in the box that appears on the website and click on “Verify”. The Microsoft website will validate the Office license and, if true, will allow us to choose the language and download the Office 2010 or 2011 installer (in case of macOS) to our computer.
Once the installer is downloaded, we will simply run it and follow it until we install this version of the Microsoft office suite on our computer.
Download Office 2013 or 2016
Unlike the 2010 version, the 2013 and 2016 versions were linked to our Microsoft Account. Therefore, it is much easier and faster to download these versions to install them on both Windows and macOS.
For this, what we must do is access the following link in our Microsoft Account. Within this page, click on the “Install” link at the top, and look for the version of Office we want. We will choose the language and the version (32 or 64 bits) and download the installer to our computer.
Once downloaded, we will only have to install it on the PC. As it is linked to our Microsoft Account, it will be activated automatically.
The default installer is an online installer, that is, it will download the latest available version. But, if we prefer, we can also download an offline installer to install the office suite on several computers at the same time.
How to download versions 2007 and earlier
These versions no longer have any support from Microsoft. Therefore, it is impossible to find and download official installers. If in your day we save the CDs or the installers of these versions we can install it from them.
We can also risk downloading these old versions of Office from third-party websites, although we run the risk of downloading a version with malware that could compromise our PC. Besides being doing something illegal.