Enable Visio 2013 and Project 2013 in Office 2016
Enable use of Visio and Project with 365 and Office 2016. Office 2016 deletes Project and Visio even though we've paid for the software. There is no easy way to roll back either. This should be a no brainer.
Michelle Murphy commented
Create a new online Office 365 Bundle that includes Visio. In this way, someone that wants Visio can select the online Office 365 Bundle that includes visio and have just one account. Much simpler and everything renews at the same time.
Stephan M. commented
Along with a new notebook I bought a copy of Office 2016 Home & Business.
This step made my Visio 2013 Pro copy (€599 = $725) useless.
The Microsoft support team recommends to downgrade to my previously used Office 2013 Home & Business to get my Visio 2013 working. Mmh ...
Unfortunately they are not even able to offer a paid update. Instead I obviously have to purchase an all new Visio 2016 Pro license.
Honestly spoken I feel a bit fooled/trapped.
Clint Woodrow commented
I tried Giovanni's solution, doesn't work for me. Thanks for the suggestion though.
love the product
Lee Moseley commented
What happened to Upgrade discounts? Plus I can't upgrade all my machines now, as I also need the database reverse engineering.
Solution with register modification provided below by Giovanni Lombardi works perfectly fine!
Shame on you microsoft
Well done Microsoft.....yah, no! this still isn't working and the free upgrade offer mentioned below no longer exists. This is impacting my ability to deliver work, when is a solution that actually works being provided?
James Nelson commented
So this thread has been open for a while. How is MS progressing with that fix?
We have 2013 Project and Visio on the same Win 7 and 10 machines as Office 365 Pro Plus 2016. All works but not reliably and weekly maintenance is now a thing for Office! Microsoft is now forcing us to consider paying more than double the cost of our entire E3 for nonprofits subscription, just to use project reliably. We have to tell our users who want Visio, "Sorry, we just can't", and they say, "But we had it last week!"
Remember "Backward Compatibility"? Those were the days.
Luckily, there are other, better, less expensive solutions. We use Lucidchart and they have been awesome. No downloaded product, works on all of our devices and is a fraction of the cost of Visio.
Matthew Yourchisin commented
I wanted to chime in that I actually have a client in which we set up office Home & Business 2016, then later installed Visio Pro 2016. At the time, I remember having a little difficulty doing so, but wasn't more than 30 minutes worth of work to get the installation completed.
I now am kicking myself as another user on that same client's network would like the same installation, and we are having nothing but issues and are unable to install Visio.
The point of the sorry is it IS possible to have Office 2016 with Visio 2013 on the same machine, I just can't explain how I got it to work on the first. Looking at this thread I'm leaning to believe it has to do with click-to-run installations.
My next step for this new client install will be to remove their currently installed Office Home & Business 2016 installation, re-install with the full offline installer .ISO, then attempt the Visio 2013 install. (I believe this is what I just happened to do the last time, as they were both just fresh installs. I can say I did install Office suite before Visio last time.)
Dmitry Kotov commented
Same issue applies if customer has Skye For Business Enterprise. There is no way to install Skype For Business enterprise client with O365 which has no voice\SFB in purchased plan.
The only workaround for now is to install O365 previous version and in this case you can deploy Skype For Business using msi package.
Giovanni Lombardi commented
Avevo il problema inverso: office 2013 e Visio 2016: risolvere cosi:
1. seguire il percorso HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\
2. rinominare la cartella "16.0" in "15.0".
3. Installare Visio
4. ripristinare il nome della cartella
In caso contrario (come nel mio), ovvero, office 2013 e Visio 2016 basta rinominare la cartella "15.0" in "16.0" e continuare con i passi già detti.
I spent hours and days and tried to find a solution to install Office 365 and Visio 2013 together on my computer. But there was no possibility, Microsoft did a great job here. Guess this is not a bug, its a Microsoft feature to keep them healty.
I will either go back to the old office, because I do not see any additional value between 2013 and 2016 or I will just install Visio on another computer, to avoid reinstalling everything again and risk incompabilities with outlook and in the meanwhile created files.
Before I worked several years with Open Office only, it worked without such problems.
abc admin commented
Of course, this is how they force you to upgrade to another hunk of useless ****. Research has shown that most users only use 15% of the office suite. They only way they can get you to upgrade is too ensure it's incompatible.
Jasdeep Mann commented
Who is the idiot at Microsoft that thought this was a good idea?????????????????????????????????????????
This has class action law suit written all over it I hope everyone is saving these forum posts for the lawyers to use.
Don Sturdivant commented
I too had much the same experience. The so called free upgrade cost me 8 hours of billable time and therefore this was not technically free at all, particularly those in business who have Office 365 (and Office Pro Plus versions) as well as retail purchased versions of Project and Visio 2013. After being bounced throughout Microsoft to several less than helpful resources, I was finally able to work with someone to install both Project and Visio 2013 (over several separate sessions). Ultimately, I had to register using a public Microsoft account (e.g., MSN, Outlook.com) and then link the 2016 versions of Project and Visio to my public account. I could not do this with my Office 365 account. Once I received the download links and installed, the install effectively wiped out my Office Pro Plus suite install and just installed Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook along with Visio and Project...all at 2016 levels. In order to regain full ProPlus features I then had to reinstall that software through my Office 365 E3 account.
Most importantly, the Microsoft Tech did reveal that Microsoft engineers were fully aware of the incompatibility between 2013 and 2016 versions and were working to resolve this. Unfortunately they could not reveal any time frame when this might occur. A recent Google search (May 2016) reveals this still has not been resolved.
So, bottom line...the "free" upgrade will cost you untold hours of frustration and lost productivity, and is not for the faint of heart. I can't in good conscience inflict this pain on my company's users
Don S, Mount Pleasant, SC
This is insanely stupid state of affairs, MS broke and bust paid for software and won't work side by side, its appalling, it hasn't been address for months either, not even responded to, just ignored,.
Wolfgang Beck commented
Absolutely inacceptable to get forced rid of Software which has been paid already.
Please provide solution asap.