So far I know... From Office 2013 Home & Student Microsoft is no longer making DVD based boxed copies, instead a card with a scratch off PIN number is purchased and entered at the Office.com website which then requires a Microsoft account to be provided/created so the license can be linked permanently to it. No product key is issued at any stage and no option is given to download the 500mb installation files for use at a later date or on a different PC. The whole process is automated and the files/activation are handled by a MS download manager. If anyone has any idea how an offline installer could be created / obtained I would be interested to hear how. The Pro Plus ISO's are rejected when used with a MS account that has a Home and Student license issued to it and there are no details of any images on MSDN. Anyone with ideas?