How To Upgrade Office 2010 To 2013

Earlier today, we let you know about the availability of Microsoft Office 2013 on MSDN and TechNet. Windows uses who have a TechNet or MSDN subscription can now download the newest version of Office without waiting for the general availability.

Users who are using Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows 7 or Windows 8 can either install Office 2013 alongside Office 2010 installation or upgrade to Office 2013. If you like the new Office and want to upgrade to Office 2013, simply follow the given below instructions.

Office 2013

Please note that Office 2013 can only be installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. Office 2013 isn’t compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Also note that you can’t upgrade from 64-bit to 32-bit and vice versa. That is, if you have installed Office 2010 64-bit on your computer, you need to use only the 64-bit setup of Office 2013 to upgrade.

Upgrade Office 2010 To 2013 Step1

NOTE: Upgrading to Office 2013 will automatically remove Office 2010 from your PC.

Step 1: Download your copy of Office 2013 ISO file. Yes, Office 2013 setup file comes in an ISO file and you need to mount the ISO to run the setup. If you are on Windows 8, simply right-click on the file and click open with Windows Explorer to mount it (see how to mount ISO file in Windows 8). And if you’re on Windows 7, follow our how to mount ISO file in Windows 7 guide.

Step 2: Double-click on the Setup file and click Yes for the UAC prompt.

Upgrade Office 2010 To 2013 Step2

Step 3: Accept the license agreement, click Continue button.

Upgrade Office 2010 To 2013 Step3

Step 4: In the following screen, click Upgrade button to automatically remove existing Office installation and install the newest version of Office. You are done! Enjoy your Microsoft Office 2013!

Upgrade Office 2010 To 2013 Step4

Upgrade To Office 2013

Upgrade To Office

Upgrade Office

When you run Office 2013 for the first time, you will be asked to activate the program. Follow the instructions provided in our how to activate Office 2013 guide to activate your copy of Office.

Please note the setup only removes earlier version of Office program and it doesn’t delete your data and settings. But if the edition of Office you are installing doesn’t include some of the program that were part of your earlier version of Office, those earlier programs might not be removed automatically. You need to manually uninstall them.



  1. Yasmir Mitchell says

    Where do you find the office 2013 file? Do existing office 2010 users still have to pay for it? Do I need a new key product?

  2. Mohammed Faisal Ansari says

    I already have MS Office 2010 Installed and activated in my system. Now I want to upgrade it to MS Office 2013.
    Can you guys please tell me whether MS Office (after upgrading it to 2013 from 2010) will ask for Activation Key ??

    Note: My Office 2010 is already activated.


  3. J.A. Zoetman says

    I have an office 2010 lisense for 3 computers. Now I want to install office on computer number 3. But I receive the message, when I try to download, that the productcode isn’t the one for Microsoft office 2013, go to Online-help.

  4. Nick says

    will my outlook data gone after upgraded? or it will automatic migrate the data to office 2013?

  5. Rubidze says

    After upgrading to Office 2013 I can see that Office 2010 is gone from start menu and from Program and Features, but while checking Windows Updates, it still offers me Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2010. I looked over Program and Features to see if there are some components left from 2010, but couldn’t find any. How to figure out what and where is cousing this? How to remove all compnents from 2010 so that they won’t use any of my small SSD disks?

  6. Peter says

    Your link to ‘activate Office 2013’ is incorrect. It links to ‘’

    Please correct. Thanks.

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