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Office 365 Activation On Surface 3

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surfaceRT

So I opened the office app on my surface 3 today to activate my office 365 subscription. When I open the app it says "We didn't find an office entitlement for this device. Click next to get a free trial, enter a product key to purchase office".

 

Has anyone else run into this issue?

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surfaceRT

So I figured out what I did to cause this to happen.  I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Pro edition before I tried to activate my office subscription. So a note to everyone - don't do that before you activate your office subscription :)

 

I did a refresh on the Surface 3, and was able to activate my office subscription. Hopefully I can re-use my 8.1 pro key now.

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RMansfield

So here's my question...when I tried to activate mine, it asked if I wanted to convert my 365 account to Personal (which I did not). Is there any way around this? 

 

If I use a different email address, wouldn't that affect my OneDrive access?

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

Do we get O365 for free with the S3?

 

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surfaceRT

Let me know if that upgrade works, I was thinking about trying it.

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Rod at home

Out of curiousity, why did you upgrade Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro? (I mean I have Pro on my desktop and laptop, but hadn't thought of doing that for my new Surface.)

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surfaceRT

Out of curiousity, why did you upgrade Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro? (I mean I have Pro on my desktop and laptop, but hadn't thought of doing that for my new Surface.)

 

For me, I wanted to be able to create bitlocker volumes. 

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

O365 Personal comes with the S3

 

I activated using my Home plan and will try to activate the O365 Personal with my wife's account that is O365P and see if it stacks the activations -- wish me luck

 

check out https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/847/tip-convert-office-365-personal-office-365-home-just-9-99

Um, wow. I may be going to microcenter tomorrow to stack and then upgrade to home.

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schoondoggy

Out of curiousity, why did you upgrade Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro? (I mean I have Pro on my desktop and laptop, but hadn't thought of doing that for my new Surface.)

I run Pro on any machine I want to run WMC on. You need Pro if you need to join a domain also.

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