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I'll get a new rig soon, and started to wonder how to get my Office to the new rig. It's a version that allows it to install 3 times, but I've already installed it 3 times. Will I be able to install it on my new rig? How can the software keep track how many times it has been installed?

Thanks for your help!
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I've had to do this before.

You can install it on a 4th computer, but you will need to deactivate it on one of the others by uninstalling it. I've had to do this with the Home & Business version, which allows 2 installations, presumably a desktop and a laptop. I don't know how it knows, but it does.

You will probably have to activate it over the phone. The folks at the 800 number are very helpful.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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I'll get a new rig soon, and started to wonder how to get my Office to the new rig. It's a version that allows it to install 3 times, but I've already installed it 3 times. Will I be able to install it on my new rig? How can the software keep track how many times it has been installed?

Thanks for your help!
Try uninstalling from old system, install on new system, and see if it allows you to use your software key. If it doesn't, you should be directed to a support page or phone number to call, and you can explain the situation to MS.

Depending on the office version they may track # of installations using online activation during or after install.
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Alright, thanks for ur help!
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I've had to do this before.

You can install it on a 4th computer, but you will need to deactivate it on one of the others by uninstalling it. I've had to do this with the Home & Business version, which allows 2 installations, presumably a desktop and a laptop. I don't know how it knows, but it does.

You will probably have to activate it over the phone. The folks at the 800 number are very helpful.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
Just to be sure, when u said deactivate, do u mean uninstall? I tried to find a place where I could deactivate, but I found only the place where it says that it is activated.
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Yes, I've always un-installed it. Evidently the software communicates with MS in some mysterious way if it's still there.

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