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Microsoft HUP (Home Use Program), DVD backup?

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I was looking into buying an upgraded version of Office via HUP, and I see in my employer's HUP details page that only one lifetime purchase is allowed? Is this normal? So the initial purchase is to get you hooked, and pay full price on updates?

Just curious.

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I was looking into buying an upgraded version of Office via HUP, and I see in my employer's HUP details page that only one lifetime purchase is allowed? Is this normal? So the initial purchase is to get you hooked, and pay full price on updates?

Just curious.
Sure it's not like a subscription. Microsoft is not selling retail copies anymore, its all subscriptions.
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Sure it's not like a subscription. Microsoft is not selling retail copies anymore, its all subscriptions.
They still offer the one-time purchase through HUP (Office 2016 I assume), as an alternative to the Office365 service, just not if you already purchased (a previous version) in the past. I just didn't realize it's a one-and-done offer for HUP.
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Haven't seen one time purchase in wife's HUP program.
I bought 10 and 13, but now their id is expired or they quit the program
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you can buy each version only once so:


office
2010 once
2013 once
2016/365 once

You cannot buy the same version more than once

but you can get your key to reinstall if needed
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They still offer the one-time purchase through HUP (Office 2016 I assume), as an alternative to the Office365 service, just not if you already purchased (a previous version) in the past. I just didn't realize it's a one-and-done offer for HUP.
I've purchased Office 2010 (think), 2013 (for sure), and 2016 (for sure) through our HUP agreement. It's absolutely not once per lifetime per product line. I've also bought the Mac version for my wife.
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I've purchased Office 2010, 2013, and 2016 through our HUP agreement. It's absolutely not once per lifetime per product line.
Thanks, I'm starting to think that's the case with my company too. Their primary HUP page definitely makes it sound like a one-time deal, but I recently found a page buried in the FAQs that supports what you all have been saying.
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I've purchased Office 2010 (think), 2013 (for sure), and 2016 (for sure) through our HUP agreement. It's absolutely not once per lifetime per product line. I've also bought the Mac version for my wife.
I see that they now activate with the install, all in one step, which is not ideal. Do you know if there's a way to download the entire self-contained install file, to install as needed? I see there's a DVD option for $13 more - is that the only way?
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I see that they now activate with the install, all in one step, which is not ideal. Do you know if there's a way to download the entire self-contained install file, to install as needed? I see there's a DVD option for $13 more - is that the only way?
I'm not sure, sorry. I think I used the stupid streaming installer thing last time.
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