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Windows 7: Moving MS office to another computer.

16 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Moving MS office to another computer.

I have Office 2010 Home & Student on my laptop.

Because, the company I work for is offering full blown promotional copies of MS office to all us employees, I want to remove my purchased copy and save it for later use on another computer.
This is so I won’t lose my purchased copy when I load the promotional copy, and load it onto a different computer when I'm ready.

Can this be done? if so, please explain.



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16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

How did you get your copy? If you downloaded it you should still have the file you downloaded. Put it on a CD or DVD and use it to install at a later time, then uninstall it and install the new one from your employer.

If you have problems with the Office 2010 H&S version later a call to MS will resolve it.
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16 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Once you have installed and registered or activated. you can't move it to another computer.
If you bought the teacher/student version, SOME allow up to 3 installs. some don't

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16 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I bought the Office Home and Student 2010, it's not teacher/student software. I had it installed at Best Buy when i purchased my laptop. I'm thinking its on the bup copy they made for me. Is it true i cannot move it to a different comp?
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16 Jan 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Don't worry. It will work as long as you have your key. I have moved Home and Student around all the time - never had a problem.
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16 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Great! thats all I needed to here!

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16 Jan 2011   #7


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