you will learn how to switch between Office 365 Home, Personal, and University membership, and how to redeem a free offer that comes with your computer.If you want to stay with the same type of membership and just want to extend the expiration date, then update Office 365 for home. If you want to switch to Office 365 for business, upgrade Office 365 to the home for business membership.
Important things to know before you switch subscriptions
For a transition from one subscription to another, we recommend that you read carefully through this section and start switching to another type of membership.
What if I have a free offer that came with my computer?
If you have an existing Office 365 Home subscription and redeem the offer for a free year of Office 365 Personal, you’ll be asked if you want to convert your existing subscription to Office 365 Personal or stay with Office 365 Home.
If you’re given the choice, you’ll see a page like this:
If you convert your Office 365 Home subscription to Office 365 Personal, you’ll only be able to install Office on 1 PC or Mac and 1 tablet and you won’t be able to share your subscription. If you want to stay with Office 365 Home, you can still use the free offer to extend your current subscription for an additional 9 months. For instructions on how to do this, see Switch from Office 365 Home.
You can switch between any of the three Office 365 for home subscriptions (Office 365 Home, Personal, and University).
When you already have an Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal subscription, the table below summarizes your options when you go from one subscription to the other. To see full subscription details, like how many devices you can install on or the number of Skype minutes, go to Choose your Office.
|Convert from Office 365 Personal to Office 365 Home||Convert from Office 365 Home to Office 365 Personal|
|Subscription sharing||Sharing is allowed||No sharing|
|Remaining subscription time||Can be extended||Can be extended|
|OneDrive online storage||No change to storage size but increases the number of users||No change to storage size but decreases the number of users|
|Skype minutes||No change to amount of minutes but increases the number of users||No change to amount of minutes but decreases the number of users|