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Windows 7: Office and Windows XP mode

15 Jul 2010   #1
Lalafinckle

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Office and Windows XP mode

Hey guys,

Just a quick question on licensing for windows xp mode.

I run windows 7, and use Windows XP mode for an old application. The problem is I have is that for the old application to work fully i need office(word and outlook).

Here is the question. Is there any work around to get office installed in windows XP mode using the same license as the windows 7 install? Or do I need to buy a second license. I use this for work so cant use Home and Student edition for both installs.

Cheers


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15 Jul 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry, but you will need to buy a separate license.
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15 Jul 2010   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry, but you will need to buy a separate license.
+1, Jonathan put it short, accurate and correct. Two machines (virtual or real ones), two installs, two licenses.

Kari
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16 Jul 2010   #4
Lalafinckle

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I thought as much. Thanks for the clear answer.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You're very welcome.

Feel free to let us know if you need anything else.
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13 Sep 2011   #6
shimrob

windows pro 7 64
 
 
positively

Hello,
Are you positively sure that the same user on the computer cannot install office in the xp mode windows?
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13 Sep 2011   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

XP Mode acts like a completely separate computer in that regards. It would be as if you were installing Office on both your laptop and desktop. To comply with the EULA, you would need to purchase a second license.
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14 Sep 2011   #8
hyvokar

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Can virtual computers be consired as a laptops?
I recall that some Office (retail?) licences allows you to install the software on your desktop AND your laptop. You can check the EULA of your officeversion from the link below. Cheers!

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