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Windows 7: laptop licence transfer to new laptop

10 Jan 2015   #1
Trapper

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
laptop licence transfer to new laptop

My wife has just bought a new Acer laptop running W8.1 to replace her ancient laptop. I had installed my 2nd copy of Office 2010 onto the old laptop and want to move it to her new laptop.

I was told today that this is not possible and I would need to buy a new copy, is this right?

If I can move the main copy to a new PC I do not see why I cannot move the 2nd copy to a new laptop!

Any suggestions?


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10 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is my understanding that if you bought a retail copy (not OEM and not previously installed, it came with the computer), you can use Office on the second machine, as long as it is removed from the first. You may have to contact MS, by phone for their help.
If you cannot do this, there is software equivalent to Office, that can be downloaded for free
https://www.openoffice.org/
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10 Jan 2015   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

The Retail version of Office shows in the EULA/End User License Agreement that it can be installed on a Workstation and a Portable Device in control of the same person.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=13653
Quote:
2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
a. One Copy per Device. You may install one copy of the software on one
device. That device is the “licensed device.”
b. Licensed Device. You may only use one copy of the software on the
licensed device at a time.
c. Portable Device. You may install another copy of the software on a
portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device.
d. Separation of Components. The components of the software are licensed
as a single unit. You may not separate the components and install them on
different devices.
e. Alternative Versions. The software may include more than one version,
such as 32-bit and 64-bit. You may install and use only one version at a
time.
Further down in the document is the OEM terms.
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