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Windows 7: Office 2013 and Office 365 installations and transferability

20 Feb 2013   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Office 2013 and Office 365 installations and transferability

A few weeks ago, we announced the new Office for consumers, including the all new Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 University for college and university students, and traditional Office suites: Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013 and Office Professional 2013.

Since then we've received questions about the number of installations people get with the traditional Office suites, transferability, and how they compare to Office 2010. With that in mind, we want to offer some clarity on the matter, to help customers make the best purchasing decision.

Here's how our Office 2010 and Office 2013 licenses compare:

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*An exception is granted when the software is on a PC that is replaced under warranty.

It is important to note that Office 2013 suites have consistent rights and restrictions regarding transferability as the equivalent Office 2010 PKC, which was chosen by a majority of Office 2010 customers worldwide.

We think this new lineup offers unmatched choice and value for students, families and everyone in between.
  • For those looking to use Office on multiple devices - Office 365 Home Premium works across up to 5 devices (Windows tablets, PCs or Macs) and can be activated and deactivated across devices.
  • For those who only require Office on one device - The Office 2013 software is licensed to one computer for the life of that computer and is non-transferable (consistent with the rights and restrictions of Office 2010 PKC). In the event that a customer buys the Office 2013 software and installs it on a PC that fails under warranty, the customer can contact support to receive an exemption to activate the Office 2013 software on the replacement PC.
  • For college and university students - Office 365 University works across 2 devices (Windows tablets, PCs or Macs) and can be activated and deactivated across devices.
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20 Feb 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I originally replaced my copy of Office 2007 (which I gave to the student son of someone I know since it was what his school used) with Office 2010 so I would have a decent set of programs through the end of Win 7's life cycle since I didn't like what I had been reading about Office 2013. Now that it is coming out that M$ is screwing people with the non-transferrable one installation nonsense (at the same price as the earlier three installations!), I'm really glad I got 2010. If M$ doesn't wake up and clean up its act before 01/01/2020 (assuming it's still around), I don't know what I'll do but, whatever I decide on, it won't be to buy more M$ products; I'll go to MAC first (Hackintosh?).
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20 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I don't use any MS Office software, but I found this work around for those who might be interested.

The activation code is transmitted to Microsoft and checked during each attempt to re-install Office 2013. If the machine changes, the new activation code won’t match the one that Microsoft has, and the installation will fail.

But here is the secret: if you can erase Microsoft’s record of that activation code, then your copy of Office 2013 is not “assigned” to any computer; it’s as if Office has never been installed. You can install it on a new or modified PC. There are two ways to accomplish this erasure (without any hacking skills).

Call tech support, explain that you have replaced or modified your PC, and beg the support rep to delete your activation code. That may or may not work, depending on the rep’s training or mood. (Hint: ask nicely.) The second method is to go to the Office 2013 Web site, log in to the account you created during your online purchase or registration, and erase your activation code yourself. See that “download/install” button in the lower-right part of the screen? After activation, it switches to something like “deactivate your license.” Click that button, follow instructions, and you’re free to install Office 2013 on a new PC.
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20 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Bumpkin, now Microsoft can close that loop hole.. :)

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20 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Bumpkin, now Microsoft can close that loop hole.. :)

Rich, I'll just stick with Open Office!
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21 Feb 2013   #6

windows 7 professional 64-bit

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