The Microsoft Office upgrade has been rolling out to Windows 10 PCs and tablets for a few weeks now, and it’s now time for you to check your PC’s security status.
We’re going to take a look at how the upgrade affects the security of your PC. 1.
What is Microsoft Office Upgrade?
Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 have both had their own upgrade plans in the past.
They’re the first two versions of Office that have a free upgrade and also have full versions of Microsoft Office apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Office 365 users will be able to upgrade to Office 2019, but it’s not yet clear whether this will be available on existing users or the entire Windows 10 platform.
If you have a PC with a Windows 10 upgrade plan and a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you’re automatically upgraded to the next-gen version of Office.
However, the Office 2019 upgrade is a free update and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will not upgrade your PC to Office for free.
If Office 2019 upgrades are going to be available, it’s likely that Microsoft will give customers a two-month free trial of the free upgrade for Windows 10.
This is a great opportunity to check the security status of your Windows 10 PC and see if you’ll be affected by the Office upgrade.
Is Office upgrade affected by Windows 10 Pro?
If you’re a Microsoft Insider and you’re on the Microsoft Insider Program, you can check the status of the Office 2020 upgrade by going to the Settings menu in Windows 10 and tapping on Office.
On the left side of the page, there is a “Updates” section.
In that section, there are two sections: “Upgrade status” and “Upgrade for Office.”
If you check the “Upgrade Status” section, you’ll see a message that says “Upgrades are available to all customers.”
If your PC is already upgraded to Office 2020, you will see a similar message that reads, “Office 2019 upgrades to Office 2021 are available for all Windows 10 Insiders.”
If the upgrade is available to your PC, you should see the upgrade prompt appear in the Start menu.
What should I do if I don’t see the Office 2018 upgrade?
If the Office 2021 upgrade doesn’t come through your PC for free, it might not be worth checking the upgrade status of Microsoft’s Office apps.
If this happens, it means you have Office apps that were not upgraded to Windows 2019.
If that’s the case, you might want to wait for Office 2019.
For a full list of updates for Office apps in the Windows Store, you need to check out the Microsoft Windows Store Upgrade Status tool.
How can I check if I have Office 2019 installed?
To check if Office 2019 has already been installed on my PC, open the Start Menu and click on the Windows icon.
If the Start button is not highlighted in red, then your PC does not have Office.
You can also open the Settings app, go to the Update tab, and select “Check for Windows Updates” from the list of available updates.
The check will confirm that Office 2019 is installed on your PC and will also inform you that it has been installed by default.
How do I upgrade my PC to Windows 2020?
Windows 2020 is an operating system designed for the future and it features a new user interface and new apps.
However the Windows 7 desktop and Office 2016 desktop are still present on your system.
To upgrade to Windows 2022, you must install Windows 2019 on your Windows 7 PC.
You must also upgrade to the Windows 2020 Desktop.
For more details about what Windows 2019 upgrades will do, check out our previous article.
Microsoft’s Edge browser, Microsoft Edge, will also be upgraded to 2019.
Microsoft Edge 2019 will also receive a major update and we’ll cover that later in this article.
For now, we recommend you go ahead and upgrade your desktop to Windows 2028 and install the Windows 2019 desktop.
If Edge 2019 does not work for you, you may want to try using Microsoft Edge 2018 on your current PC.
Microsoft will release an update for Windows 2019 soon, so stay tuned.
Windows 10 will not receive an upgrade to 2019 and Microsoft will provide a preview of the Windows 2022 desktop.