Office Home & Student 2016, 1 PC (Product Key Card) - Windows

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  • Office Home & Student 2016, 1 PC (Product Key Card)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9273 out of 9690)

Product Details


  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release Date: 06/19/2016
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home
  • Number of Licenses: 1
  • Designated Use: Home

Features


Fully installed Office 2016 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote

For 1 PC (Windows 7 or later, home use)

Easily save your documents with OneDrive cloud storage

One-time purchase

View, share, or edit documents online



Customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I Wish there was Another Option…

    Posted
    Sean
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Office is all but mandatory for college classes but I wish there was another viable option. I don’t have an issue, necessarily, with Office but with M$. We bought a new laptop with a 90 day trial of Office 365 along with Office Home & Student 2016. I was told that the software was already loaded on the machine and all we needed to do was enter the code on the back and Office would be good to go. That wasn’t the case at all. Office 365 started conflicting with Office Home & Student and we ended up needing four different techs from Microsoft to clean up the mess of uninstalling Office 365, then downloading and installing Office H&S. You will have to set up an account with M$ just to activate Office. The first tech I had to deal with assigned the activation code to an Outlook email address that wasn’t ours. Both the second and third tech kept claiming that once the key code is assigned to an account there was no re-assigning the product. The third tech was the one that figured out the conflict and uninstalled Office 365 and started the download of Office H&S. I was disconnected from the third tech before the download was completed. The fourth tech had to get a new product code to assign our MS account reflecting our proper email address. For some reason another uninstall/download/re-install was necessary because… why not. Setting up the M$ account is intrusive. I shouldn’t have to provide birth dates and phone numbers just to activate software that I purchased. Once upon a time a paying customer would just buy software on physical media and didn’t have to provide enough information to open an unsecured loan to get it to start. All told M$ wasted 6 hours of my life just to get their product to work. I’m sure my story isn’t typical but MS doesn’t have any regard for their customer’s time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to install on Win 10

    Posted
    Zippy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was starting from scratch on a new computer, and needless to say, new to Windows 10. I'm also, admittedly, not the sharpest tech knife in the drawer. All of that said, Microsoft shouldn't make their products so darn hard to use and access by the not-so-serious user of technology. If I want my little gmail or yahoo or aol email address, why confuse me with all of that bat-s**t- crazy Microsoft account email stuff just so I can use a word processor. That's really all I wanted. Maybe I'd like to do a family newsletter. I screwed it up. Got locked out of MY MICROSOFT ACCOUNT FOR 30 DAYS which meant that not only couldn't I set up Office, but I couldn't make use of the $50 worth of free apps I was being offered. I couldn't ANY stinking apps without a Microsoft account, it then appeared (after I was locked out) and I couldn't finish really setting up the computer to see if I even liked it before my 14 day warranty ran out. Well, guess what, Best Buy? Office and the computer and the two year Geek Squad contract...all $1400 of it...are going back to the store. This is the third computer I will have returned. The first two had hardware defects. This one is mainly due to operator error and lack of initial guidance. It was also too much computer for me and I fear I was taken advantage of. I was sold a gamer's computer with a 3D camera and a special graphics card. All I needed was solid memory and the ability to use Photoshop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but recommend downloading in store

    Posted
    JeanieC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought Office at the same time I bought my Mac Airbook, and relied on the Best Buy employee to recommend/pick out the right one for me. He was otherwise incredibly helpful, but accidentally gave me Office for PC, not Mac, so I had to return it. For some reason the Best Buy point of sale system "bundles" things like that when you purchase them together, making it a NIGHTMARE for both you and the BB employee to return just one of the things you purchased. It seriously took about 40 minutes and at least six attempts by the employee to find a way to return/exchange it. The employees were friendly and professional throughout, God bless them. When they finally got it and gave me Office for Mac, my gut told me to download it before I left the store, just in case. Good thing I did, the code on the one they gave me didn't work. They exchanged that one quickly and it downloaded right away, though it takes just under 20 minutes to download. I live more than 20 minutes away from a Best Buy so I'm glad I didn't have to make another return trip. It's very easy to download, you don't need to pay a Geek Squad person to do it for you, just ask if you can sit there and do it yourself. Though since it was giving me such a hard time, the Geek Squad person there did it for me for no charge since my return(s) was such a debacle, which was nice of her.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product; Appointments Are Horrific

    Posted
    jvd49
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Office product is good. Some of the new features are not as smooth to handle as in former versions. The only horrible part of this purchase was the GEEK Squad appointment. I went to the store. NOBODY ELSE WAS ON LINE IR THERE TO BE HELPED. The agent told me (at 10:28 a.m.) that I would have to make an appointment to hand him the laptop I had in hand and gave to him, who was looking at my account online already. The next one available was 11:15 a.m. since his computer showed there were 5 appointments ahead of me! Now, there was STILL NO ONE THERE ! I vociferously made this VERY CLEAR. Another agent came from the back room, talked to me for about 2 minutes and just took the laptop and signed it in immediately. STILL, NO ONE ELSE WAS THERE!! Similarky, when it was loaded in about two hours later that day, I had to make an appointment. I showed at my appointment time and, at my time, the same rude agent took two people ahead of me while I stood there. Again, the same saving agent came from the back room, recognized me, and handed me my loaded laptop. In a minute I was technically finished but the saving agent took about 15 minutes to show ne some things and how to get into WINDOWS, enough to get the basics done right there. This appointmdnt ststem is horrible; some agents are rude and wirk by the book; some agents understand customers, service and empathy ..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It is what it is, but I expected more.

    Posted
    cruelas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Before purchasing Office Home & Student 2016, I had been using Word 2002, so I don't have high standards. I like that NOW, in addition to Word, I have access to Excel and PowerPoint (and OneNote, but I don't plan to use that). However, when comparing this product to Office 365 (with the subscription), one can't help but feel like they're missing out--even the graphics on the back of the card make what you're buying unappealing. I feel resentful toward Microsoft for switching to this subscription service (seemingly to make more money) and restricting the product that I bought to one computer. Since it's been so long since I've purchased an Office product, it could very well be that I'm getting a great deal for my "one-time" purchase, but the introduction of a subscription service made me seriously consider other options. However, I gave in and did purchase this "stand alone" Office and it seems to be working normally with nice little features, so I can't complain too much. I got what I paid for, I just don't feel I'm getting the full value of my purchase price. If you're looking to be always up-to-date, this product might not be right for you--this product does not include updates like "365". But, if you don't want to pay for a yearly/monthly subscription and do enjoy having the basic Microsoft programs, I would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Office 2016.... good deal

    Posted
    HeyuGuys
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I opted for the 2016 version instead of Office 365 because I didn't want to continuously pay for Office year after year. Since Office 365 is a subscription, you'll always have to pay for it. In three years you will have paid more in subscriptions than it would have cost to just buy this... and then you'd have to keep subscribing/paying for this. I don't think that Office will have any jaw-dropping, must-have new features in the near future (they just came out with this). I don't want to be paying for Office five years from now while still using the same "normal" functions that I typically use at home. As far as Office 16 goes.... it's Office. It's like 2013... or a little different from 2010. Nothing too groundbreaking unless you still use 2007 or you do a lot of technical things that most people don't do from home (unless you take work home or work from there).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Off Home & Student works great but w/hidden issue

    Posted
    Vetteman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Office Home & Student 2016 program is great BUT there is a hidden problem that will effect certain users like myself. If you had Office 360 on your computer prior to installing Home & Student 2016 you will eventually get an error message that your 360 subscription has expired and you have to renew before you can use Word or Excel etc. After spending a great deal of time trying to "fix" this issue on your own, including uninstalling and reinstalling the Home & Student 2016 from the disc, you will contact Microsoft. After texting and talking to a computer at some point you will finally get to a representative who informs you that they (Microsoft) have to uninstall 360 and Home & Student, clean up files and reinstall the Home & Student. To make a very long story short, after about 2 hours of the technician controlling your computer all will be fixed. Then, Home & Student 2016 works great. The technician was extremely friendly and knowledgeable BUT some warning that you need professional help to install Home & Student if you have had 360 on your computer would have been appreciated. I still believe Microsoft Office is the best product out there and will remain a loyal customer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Word good. Install problem

    Posted
    Rosie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Unfortunately I picked wrong install web site. There are web sites that are a few letters different then the legitimate web site. Rip offs. Put the ket numbers and letters in. All looked fine. A few seconds later a pop up said there was a problem. Call a phone number. A man said there was a problem. To fix would have to ok logmein to enter my computer. Said it may take a hour to determine what was wrong. Already had my phone number from caller I'd. A column of numbers came up on my new computer. They just seemed to flash. Did not move. Went on for approx 45 minutes. Received call that something was wrong with my NEW computer. Only way to fix was to allow them to repair. Starting price $249.99. Told no local tec could repair. Kept stressing this was a lifetime guarantee repair. They tried to talk me into agreeing multiple times. Said Best Buy could not fix. The next day I went to Geek Squad. They were aware of this rip off. They had put their icon on my computer. Vetch.LLC. Geek checked for virus, took out everything they had put in my computer and installed the Microsoft Word program. THE GEEK AT CLARKSVILLE INDIANA WAS GREAT.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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