Frequently asked questions
Microsoft Office Questions
Q: I have questions about Microsoft Office.
A: You will be prompted to download and install Windows 10 after you purchase your license. However, if you need to download your product again or the download was interrupted, just follow these steps.
To download and install Windows 10:
- Sign in with your Microsoft account.
- In the menu select Digital Content.
- Find your Windows 10 purchase, then click Download.
- Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 10.
- When prompted you must enter your product key which is also located in your Digital Content within your Account.
A: Your Product Key will be provided with your purchase. However, if you need to find it again it is included on your confirmation email or in your Digital Content.
To find your Product Key:
- Sign in with your Microsoft account.
- In the menu select Digital Content.
- Find your Windows 10 purchase and you can see your Product Key
A: See the Windows 10 Software Download FAQ for more details.
A: Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as a free upgrade1 for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 devices. The free upgrade for select Windows Phone 8.1 devices will start to be available later this year.
See the Windows 10 Upgrade page for more details.
A: You can do one of two things:
- Buy a new device with Windows 10 already on it, or a new Windows 8.1 device and upgrade it to Windows 10 for free1, or
- Upgrade your existing eligible Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PC for free1
Not every device will run every feature of Windows 10. Be sure to check with your manufacturer before purchasing. Additional details on upgrade qualifications are below and on the Windows 10 specifications page.
Q: How do I make a purchase as a guest?
A: Once you’ve selected Checkout in cart, you’ll have the option to check out as a guest or with a Microsoft account.
Note: Be sure to review billing and shipping information before final purchase. You won't be able to edit this information after purchase is complete.
Q: Why does Microsoft need my email address for guest checkout?
A: Microsoft sends guest order confirmation and other order-related information to your email address.
Q: What can I buy as a guest?
A: You can buy most products. But you can’t buy subscription-based products, products that require academic verification, or products eligible for Bing Rewards with a guest checkout. For those products, you’ll need to sign in with a Microsoft account.
Q: How do I track my guest order?
A: There are two ways to look up and track your order:
1. Open your order confirmation email and click the link
2. Go directly to My orders
To retrieve your order information:
1. Fill in your order number
2. Enter email address you used to make your guest purchase
You should have access to your order or return history and purchase downloads.
Q: How do I download Office 2016 purchased as a guest?
A: You need a Microsoft account to download and install Office 2016 purchase
1. Copy your Product Key from purchase confirmation email or from My orders
2. Click on Install/Manage
3. Sign up for a Microsoft account and fill in all required fields
4. Once your account has been set up, enter your Product Key
5. Enter your Country/Region and Language
6. Office 2016 is ready to install
Already have a Microsoft account?
1. Go to My orders
2. Sign in with your existing Microsoft account
3. Click on Install/Manage
4. Office 2016 is ready to install
Q: How do I download software purchased as a guest?
A: There are two ways to download software:
1. Open order confirmation email and click Download now
2. Follow prompts
1. Enter order number and email used to make guest purchase
2. Under Order History, select Download under purchased software
3. Follow prompts
Q: Can I get a refund on a guest purchase?
Q: What if my guest order number doesn’t work?
A: Contact us for help with your order number.
Q: Can I transfer my guest purchase to a Microsoft account?
A: No, but you can view your guest purchases:
1. Go to My order
2. Under Find your order, enter order number and email address used to make purchase
Note: You need to log out of a Microsoft account to view orders purchased as a guest.
Q: How do I get the status of my order?
A: To get the status of your order:
1. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
2. In the side menu, click Order history.
3. Locate your order, then click Track Package.
Q: What if I haven’t received an invoice or confirmation email for my Microsoft Store purchase?
A: Sometimes your junk mail folder can hide important email by mistake, so please check you junk mail folder for your email invoice if you cannot find it in your inbox.
If you still can’t find youstance, feel free to contact us at 0800 026 0329.
Q: What if I have trouble downloading a product I purchased from Microsoft Store?
A: Just visit our Software downloads page for helpful tips and instructions for downloading products. You can also contact us at 0800 026 0329 if you need additional assistance.
Q: Where can I get help installing or using my Microsoft product?
A: Just visit http://support.microsoft.com, select the product you need help with, and then select the topic or category that best describes your question or problem.
Q: How do I get a disc copy of my downloaded Microsoft product?
A: You can purchase a Windows backup DVD from our Windows backup media site if you want to install Windows from a disc rather than download it over the internet.
For Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 or Office Professional 2013, you can go to your account page, click on the Install from a disc option and then choose to purchase a disc or burn a disc.
Note: There are no backup media options for Office 365 Home, Personal, or University.
For other products, you can obtain replacement discs for a minimal fee by contacting the Microsoft Supplemental Parts Department at 0344 800 2400.
Feel free to contact us at 0800 026 0329 if you need additional assistance.
Q: How do I get support for a PC or tablet with Microsoft Signature purchased from Microsoft Store?
A: Just give us a call at 0800 026 0329, select the option for Signature Support, and we’ll be happy to help.
Q: How do I return a product I purchased at the Microsoft Store?
A: If you purchased your product online through the Microsoft Store, just visit returns and exchanges.
If you purchased your product at a Microsoft Store retail location, please visit the store where the original transaction took place or give us a call at 0800 026 0329.
To return products purchased at a Microsoft Store retail location, please visit the store where the original transaction took place or contact the retail store location via phone for assistance.
Q: Do your products come with warranties?
A: Many hardware products on Microsoft Store come with manufacturer warranties. For some products, you may be able to purchase an optional extended service plan or accidental damage plan for an additional fee. These commercial warranties are in addition to any consumer rights or guarantees that you may have under law. Please see the product pages for details specific to each product. For additional information, see About Consumer Warranties and Statutory Rights.
Q: How can I delete my payment information?
A: Payment information is saved in your Microsoft account. To update or delete your payment details, go to https://commerce.microsoft.com/PaymentHub/ and visit the Payment Options page.
 Windows Offer Details
Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet connection fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and region. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page. Windows 10 is automatically updated. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates.Retail Store Locations