Office 2016 home/business single version

  benosc 12:33 08 Feb 2019

Hi I am looking to purchase a legitimate Microsoft single license, boxed copy of Office 2016 home/business. An up front purchase rather than pay any on going license fee. Like it used to be!!!

Can anyone help please. I seem to have hit a brick wall.

Many thanks for any help guys.

  Secret-Squirrel 12:45 09 Feb 2019

..........boxed copy of Office 2016................

When you say "boxed" are you expecting it to contain installation disks? If you are then Microsoft stopped doing that a while ago. You can buy boxed copies but that box only contains a plastic card with the keycode on it. You'll still need to download the program from Microsoft.

If you're looking for a reputable supplier then PC World have it for sale. Or you may feel that if you're going to be paying in excess of £200 you may as well buy the latest (2019) version.

  benosc 13:03 09 Feb 2019

Hi Secret-Squirrel

Sorry no I didn't mean Boxed with discs - wrong choice of word!!

I just want to make sure that what I buy is my copy of the genuine article that is going to be recognised and supported by Microsoft and not have to loose it after a year when a license payment becomes due.

I did contact PC World but the guy I spoke with says they only sell 2019

  Secret-Squirrel 13:37 09 Feb 2019

The item in the link I posted above is for a perpetual licence for one Windows PC. There's no annual subscription to pay.

  KEITH 1955 10:35 10 Feb 2019

Hi benosc , 1 licence ( joke ) don't believe what it says on the box ! For the past 12 years I have been using office home and student 2007 , it is only supposed to be used 3 times BUT !!!!!

just buy any version of an office package on disc .

Before anyone says I am risking getting a virus via a word document because I am using an old program , let me say on the rare occasion I get sent a word attachment I open it on a "spare" pc.

  benosc 11:13 10 Feb 2019


Therein lies the problem. I can't find anywhere that sells 2016 Home and Business on disc. Don't do that anymore.

Thanks for your reply anyway.

  KEITH 1955 11:28 10 Feb 2019

been using this for 12 years ,

click here I only need word , i have sent you a private email

  john bunyan 12:22 10 Feb 2019

Following Secret-Squirrels link. You can get the 2019 Home and Business one off Office from Microsoft here


Maybe worth paying a bit extra for the latest version. This is a permanent license for one PC

  benosc 12:26 10 Feb 2019

Hi john bunyan

Thanks for your reply John but I don't want 2019.

  john bunyan 12:39 10 Feb 2019


Fine; I have the version you want on 2 PC’s . However if I were buying it again I would want the latest version- not for functionality, but just in the interest of longevity. I can’t see much difference in the write up.

SS link then , is for you

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