Office 2013 Preview: Online, Offline, and MSI Installer Options

   Posted July 21, 2012 by David Kirk in Microsoft Office

Microsoft released Office 2013 preview (also known as Office 15) a few days ago. This offline installer will download and install Office on your computer and is ideal for users with slower internet connections.

Office 2013 is rich with new features and cloud connections. Many people are using the online installer which does not save any files locally. It also requires a fresh download and execution from each PC on which you wish to install it. This system is ideal for those who have a fast internet connection.

However, if you have a slow internet connection or want to be install it to multiple devices, the offline installer is a better choice.

Offline Office 2013 Preview installers

Download Office 2013 32 Bit, English
Download Office 2013 64 Bit, English

MSI Office 2013 Installers

These MSI installers require an active Live account and filling out a form to download. Using the MSI installers you can pick and choose which components to run.

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The offline installer can be saved to external media for reuse or installing onto multiple systems. For example, I downloaded it to portable drive and then installed it on some systems that have very limited internet activity.

You need to uninstall any other previously installed Office version from your PC before installing Office 2013. As this is preview level software, be aware that bugs will obviously exist.

 

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  • partha

    I had installed thru off line installer.Is there a way to install the new office 2013 so that it is possible to access both offices(office 2007 working).In my case I was not able to access office 2007 at all hence I uninstalled 2013.Thanks

    • David Kirk

      In prior versions Microsoft has released support documents detailing how to install and uninstall multiple versions of Office running on the same system simultaneously; however, they have not done this yet for Office 2013.