I just bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. My intention was to install Office 365 on both my laptop (a PC) and the Surface Pro 4 (which is marketed as a tablet). I figured this would work, because Office 365 Personal is advertised as allowing installation on "1 PC/Mac + 1 tablet". I installed it on the Surface Pro 4 first. The installation process didn't ask whether the device I was installing on was a PC or tablet or something else. After the installation completed, I went to office.com/myaccount to see what information it had. Much to my surprise, it said that I had installed one license on a PC! I contacted support by phone to ask how I could change that classification to a tablet. They said that the Surface Pro 4 was considered to be a PC because it is running the full version of Windows 10 and nothing could be done to change the classification. So now it appears that I can't have identical software on my laptop without paying for a second subscription or paying to upgrade to the Home version. This is clearly a case of false (or inept) advertising!
Several posts in this area complain about the same problem, but they are all about two years old. In some of them, there is mention of a PC World article from May 2014 where the reporter quoted a Microsoft spokesperson as saying that they were going to allow the Surface Pro to be considered as tablet for the purpose of installing Office 365 Personal. However, nobody knew when or how this was going to be implemented, and I never saw any further discussion saying that it now works. So my question is whether this policy change has been implemented and whether I will have any problem installing Office 365 on my laptop?