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Windows 7: Office 2007 Licensed For 3 PC's?

05 Jul 2010   #1
Martin Marshale

Windows 7 x64
Office 2007 Licensed For 3 PC's?

I have an old copy of Offfice 2007 and I just got a new laptop which had a 2007 trial on it. I used the license from the package and everything activated correctly. The package says licensed for 3 PC's though and this is the 4th. Why did it let me use it and does that mean this copy is illegal now?

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05 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) All editions of Office 2007 (other than the Home & Student) can be installed simultaneously on 2 computers only- a desktop and the owner's laptop. Home & Student is good for 3 simultaneous installs. So check what edition you have, since the package says 3 PCs, you probably have the Home & Student.

2) What probably happens is that activation info is discarded by MS servers after a period of time (only MS knows how much exactly), hence letting you install on more than the allowed number. But be aware that you are violating the EULA by doing so. It is also possible that the violation may be detected by MS, so you could end up with Office deactivated on one or more machines.
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05 Jul 2010   #3

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You will need uninstall one copy from your old unused PC's
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