IT Pros: Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?


This is the famous question asked while interacting with IT pros – “Can I use Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016?” and they notice the following error message when they try to install:

Office 2013 side by side with Office 2016

Let me take a bit and explain in-detail.

– Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Office 365 subscription and most other Office 2013 products. Windows Installer technology (MSI) is used to install the volume license editions of Office, like Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 and Microsoft Office Standard 2013.
– Unfortunately, you can’t have Office products of the same version (like 2016) that use two different installation technologies installed on the same computer. You also can’t have different versions of Click-to-Run installed on the same computer, for example Office 2013 and 2016. This also applies to standalone applications like Visio, Project, Skype for Business, or OneDrive for Business.
– It is possible to install volume license editions of Office (MSI) and Office Click-to-Run versions that are not the same version on the same computer. For example the volume license version of Office 2013 (MSI) and Office 2016 ProPlus (Click-to-Run).
-  For most Office 365 subscriptions you cannot install Office 2016 with Office 2013. When Office 2016 is installed Office 2013 will be removed.

For more information, you can refer: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Office-installed-using-Click-to-Run-and-Window-Installer-on-same-computer-isn-t-supported-30775ef4-fa77-4f47-98fb-c5826a6926cd

Hope this helps.

Comments (1)
  1. André Santo says:

    It´s just use a Virtual machine !

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