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Can you reinstall Office 2013 on your new PC? Don't expect a simple answer from Microsoft.
In the push to shift customers to the Office 365 subscription model, Microsoft has rejigged the licensing conditions on retail copies of Office 2013 such as Office Home & Student 2013. People tend not to read this sort of fine print, but this bit is kind of important.

Microsoft has some explaining to do
post #2 of 59
Dumbest article.......

Well I guess not dumb, but the single license per computer thing exists even within games and asking "PR"(?) for answers doesn't always give correct results.

My guess:


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Edited by GrizzleBoy - 2/14/13 at 3:02pm
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If I change my motherboard I can continue using my copy right?
    
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If I change my motherboard I can continue using my copy right?

Nope *Your getting mad now right?* :rolleyes.gif
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So much hate for an optional piece of software. rolleyes.gif
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The key difference between the retail versions of Office 2010 and Office 2013 are as follows:


Office 2010: “One Copy per Device. You may install one copy of the software on one device. That device is the ‘licensed device.’”

Office 2013: “One Copy per Device. The software license is permanently assigned to the device with which the software is distributed. That device is the ‘licensed device.’”

Is anybody going to note that this sentence obviously only applies to licenses bundled with devices?

If you purchase a copy as a standalone software suite, how could it possibly apply to you?

Unless the assertion is that anybody who buys Office 2013 is either getting it as bundled software or is essentially being sold their own existing hardware "for free" during time of purchase in order for that copy Office suite to be "distributed" with a device?

If it sounds stupid, its probably because it is.

The other common sense assertion would be that since your license was not distributed with any device to be permanently assigned to, that part of the licensing is obviously not applicable.


I could be wrong though ¬_¬


Infact, why don't we just kick it up a notch and assume that since the licensing includes language of a distributed device, that we should actually be getting free computers with our Office 2013.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 2/14/13 at 4:05pm
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post #7 of 59
damn where is that license for me to use my copy where ever i want on which ever one computer i want and transfer it to my new computer.

i should be sold a copy with license that allows me owner ship to that copy of the software and do what ever i please with that copy as long as i'm the owner of it

it should be like i bought a pen, i should be allowed to use my pen on any book or paper i wish or lend that instance of the pen to a friend or even sell my ownership of that pen but i cant duplicate it
post #8 of 59
ms: Well it seems like every time we try to innovate, or just catch up to the competition, in mobile we fail hugely. So we should abuse our monopoly even more and squeeze more money out of those who are "trapped" (businesses, large institutions).
post #9 of 59
Right, so what about if my copy is already on all of my devices?

So from this point on no other machines, or no new machines (not already been installed) or have I just somehow got myself away from the limitation already?
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Originally Posted by tht-kid View Post

Right, so what about if my copy is already on all of my devices?

So from this point on no other machines, or no new machines (not already been installed) or have I just somehow got myself away from the limitation already?

Based on the quote Grizzle highlighted, it appears to refer only to Office 2013 licenses that were sold with a computer. Meaning, already installed and activated on an OEM computer. Just like the Windows key belongs only to that computer, the Office 2013 license belongs only to that computer as well.
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