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23 Aug 2011   #1

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
Question about licensing

My son has Office 2010 on his now DEAD laptop.

So my question is, can we install Office again on another PC? Will the key still work?

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23 Aug 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes, that should be possible.
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23 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
My son has Office 2010 on his now DEAD laptop.

So my question is, can we install Office again on another PC? Will the key still work?
One problem that I envision is that the copy of office 2010 was pre-installed on your son's old laptop. If so then someplace you should have the key that was sent when it was paid for. Otherwise you might have to call microsoft in order to validate. If the office 2010 was an oem installed copy, then the license is most times just for that particular machine and you are out of luck.

The OEM office install includes most versions of office, even starter which works great as it includes word and excel. When you elect to purchase one of the versions of office 2010 you will then receive a key from microsoft that unlocks and completes the install of the version that you bought.

What was the flavor of office 2010? home/student/small business/professional??

that would make a diff, also, if you have your receipt from microsoft for the purchase, they might give you another key.

Hope this helps.

rich
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23 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you have the retail version of Microsoft Office 2010 just install it on your new computer.

If it fails to activate just use the telephone activation method to call Microsoft and explain you've transferred the software to a new computer.

If you have an OEM license then Microsoft will not be able to offer you any support, unless you buy a new product key for the version you want.
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23 Aug 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hey guys, there is no "OEM version" of office - as far as I know.
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23 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hey guys, there is no "OEM version" of office - as far as I know.
Not wishing to start an argument, whs, but Microsoft Office Starter 2010 is just that: Microsoft Office Starter 2010

You can also buy OEM Microsoft Office software here: http://www.nextag.com/microsoft-office-oem/compare-html
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23 Aug 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hey guys, there is no "OEM version" of office - as far as I know.
Not wishing to start an argument, whs, but Microsoft Office Starter 2010 is just that: Microsoft Office Starter 2010

You can also buy OEM Microsoft Office software here: Microsoft Office OEM - Office Software - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag - Price - Review
Thanks for pointing that out. I had never before heard of that Starter package. I guess I learned something.
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23 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome, whs. I wouldn't have known myself until this thread cropped up and I started a bit of research.
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