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Does a MS Office trial still exist? It certainly used to - and not just at Technet or MSDN - but Googling 'Office trial' seem to all now end up at Office 365 pages, at least the handful or two results that I clicked on. The official site requires a key to install or reinstall. Can one not download Office trials for a self built computer anymore?

MS is moving/pushing consumers to their subscription model by default. You might want to search for Office 2016 explicitly (try this MS link) that should be usable without registration for 30 days. Didn't try it myself though.

That doesn't work

If you're not already signed in with the Microsoft account associated with your copy of Office do that now.
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and after sign in (with my account just to see how it may work)

This is the right place to install and re-install Office 2016, Office 2013 and Office 365, or manage your Office 365 subscription, but you signed in with an account not associated with any Office products
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A 'new customer' obviously doesn't have any of that.

@rgdot: There used to be a free trial download you could get for Office 2016, but I can't find the link.

I did find this post from Britec (below) and I can confirm that it worked a treat when I downloaded and installed the software on a friend's laptop a few weeks back:
Office Professional Plus 2016 For USD$30
 admin  September 27, 2017  Software Reviews

Office Professional Plus 2016 For $30: Looking for a legit copy of Microsoft Office? well, watch my video and I will so you how you can get a proper copy of Office 2016 and set it up and activate your copy of Office. No tricks, No gimmicks, just the real deal and all for $30 fully activated.
Office2016 Professional Plus CD Key Global is for one computer only, they do not support MAC operating systems.

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(That shortened link takes you to SCDkey: <> but please use the shortened link in case it benefits Britec.)
* Download and activate product key here: <>
* Office Professional Plus 2016 For $30 : <>
Important: These are legitimate keys to my knowledge, but I take noqresponsibility if you purchase these keys, you do so at your own risk. If you have trouble with your product key please don’t contact me, contact SCDKEY.

Copied from: Office Professional Plus 2016 For $30 - - <>

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did find this (below) and I can confirm that it worked a treat when I downloaded and installed it on a friend's laptop a few weeks back:

    Office Professional Plus 2016 For $30
-IainB (December 05, 2017, 06:31 AM)
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hmm, I'd be wary of that:
1) presumably an OEM key (which can be fine, but tied to your hardware)
2) I quote from the comments:
Lee B2 months ago [reply to Kyle K]
Britec09 That's not always the case. Fake/ripped off keys can activate easily and then become blocked later on. I've experienced this myself. They often use ripped off MSDN or OEM_DM keys and pass them off as retail. These get blocked if they're flagged as being abused by a huge number of installations.

I once bought what I thought was a legit retail version of Windows 8.1 Pro from a site. The packaging looked authentic at the time, because I didn't really know much about fake software then. Activated fine - then 8 months later my Windows showed a message saying I was no longer activated and the key was blocked from being used when I tried again. Checked in slmgr and the key did show as an OEM_DM key. Spoke to MS support and it turned out to be a manufacturer key (not a retail key), which they had been selling with the fake software to loads of people. They said it wasn't a key I would receive with an authentic Retail version of Windows as slmgr would show RETAIL in the output.

I looked into it a little more and noticed little things which gave the packaging and discs away to be a fake. Now I can spot fake packaging easily.

I'd be wary buying keys from these CDKey sites, especially at that price for Professional Plus. Not saying all sites are selling dodgy keys, but it can happen. And that price for Office Pro Plus seems a little too good to be true for me. :/ I only buy software from sites I know are legit now.
Just because it activates, doesn't necessarily mean that it can't/won't be blocked later.
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