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Windows 7: Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013


30 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013

Hi,

Could some explain to me the upgrade options for somebody who already owns Office 2010. I found a page where you can upgrade for free and choose between a one year Office 365 subscription or the program itself, could you explain that to me please.
https://www7.downloadoffice2010.micr...&culture=en-US

Also, what features do I miss out on if I don't pay for a subscription? Ans if I upgrade will the Office 2010 installations on my XP machines still work? (Office 2013 no longer supports XP or Vista) If I do upgrade would these installations cease to be valid?

Sorry for all the questions but I find the new version.upgrade/license thing slightly confusing.

Thanks.

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02 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

OK, thanks guys. All the information you have given me is really helpful. Oh, wait...
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02 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

From your post it looks like that there might be violations of Retail License terms for Microsoft 2010. It appears that you have more than three installations of Office 2010 with the same license, which is strictly prohibited by Office EULA (Yes, there is a clause for portable devices for the same owner, but it makes it up to two installations of Office 2010 max!)

I could be wrong if you have purchased your Office 2010 for an organization via Volume Licensing Program. But in this case you are not eligible for that Office offer.

Please clarify what edition and number of licences, and number of installations you would like to upgrade.

Difference between subscription and a program is that you can use subscription on up to 5 PCs or Macs shared among all users in the home for duration of that subscription. And commercial licence for an Office 2013 is a life time, but to install and run one copy on one computer only. Looks like even transfers are prohibited.

And for sure
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft Office 2010 EULA
After you upgrade or convert, you may no longer use the software you upgraded or converted from.
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03 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Sorry, I only have three installations. Two on Windows 7 and one on Windows XP. I would like to upgrade all of them, but Office 2013 doesn't support XP now. I REALLY don't want to stop using Office on the XP machine. I don't want to pay for the Office subscription partially because I would have to buy Office 2013 to use the subscription and partially because I use Skydrive anyway. Thanks for the reply.
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03 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

According to MS Office licence agreement if you want to keep Office 2010 on XP, you would have to buy TWO new Office 2013 licences for each of your Win 7 machines.

Well, you can also go with free and open source Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
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03 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

So if upgraded the two windows 7 machines, what would happen to the installation on the xp pc? would it not open or something?
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03 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

I am not sure.
But according to sevenforums rules discussion of piracy is not allowed here.
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03 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

I'm not talking about piracy. I wasn't even thinking about it.
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03 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Upgrading at lease one of Win 7 computer Office 2010 licences to Office 2013, will render Office 2010 with the same old licence on XP machine an unauthorized copy.
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07 Feb 2013   #10

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Don't know what version of Office 2010 you have -- but Home and Student 2010 came with the rights to install on up to THREE PCs -- which spread the $150 retail price to $50 per PC -- not bad for Office.
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