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Obtaining older versions of Office

JoakimVorren asked on


How do I go about getting an older version of Office?

I mistakenly upgraded to Office 2016, not knowing Outlook 2016 did not support Exchange 2007. I need to fix this, and the most logical solution (I think) is "downgrading" to Office 2013 (whick worked fine). However; I can't find an option for downloading an earlier version of Office in the Office 365 online portal - only the "latest version" is available.

Please help, as I need to access my work mail accounts!

Thank you in advance,


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Jim LTY replied on

Hi Joakim,

Sorry for the inconvenience it caused. It is a known issue that Outlook 2016 cannot connect to Exchange 2007 in a hybrid scenario. Our related team are working on it.

**Important: After you have rolled back to Office 2013, make sure you read this article to prevent Office 365 ProPlus/Office 365 Business from automatically updating to Office 2016 directly from the internet. "Method 2" in the article may applies to you.


Here are the steps to switch back to Office 2013 as a temporary workaround:

1. Use the Fix it tool to remove the current Office 2016. See:
Uninstall Office 2013, Office 2016, or Office 365 from a Windows computer

2. Install Office 2013 via the URLs below:

For Office 365 Business or Office 365 Business Premium:
32-bit, English:

64-bit, English:

For Office 365 Enterprise E3 or Office 365 ProPlus:

32-bit, English:

64-bit, English:

Please let us know if you require other language. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and efforts.

Best Regards,


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