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  • Hi

     

    I bought a copy of Office 2007 Home and Student in May with the offer of a free upgrade to 2010 when that version was released.  I've installed this version on my desktop and 2 laptops.  I have now downloaded 2010 and received my product key.  My question is I would like to upgrade one of my machines and I want to be sure that installing 2010 on one machine will not invalidate the 2007 licenses? I'm assuming not but I don't want to install it on all machines yet so I thought it prudent to check first.

     

    best regards

    damole

    Sunday, August 8, 2010 9:38 AM

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  • "damole" wrote in message news:05e4070d-ab53-48a4-8012-7f4e7191f0d6...

    I bought a copy of Office 2007 Home and Student in May with the offer of a free upgrade to 2010 when that version was released.  I've installed this version on my desktop and 2 laptops.  I have now downloaded 2010 and received my product key.  My question is I would like to upgrade one of my machines and I want to be sure that installing 2010 on one machine will not invalidate the 2007 licenses? I'm assuming not but I don't want to install it on all machines yet so I thought it prudent to check first.


    Your other installs are not affected.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, August 8, 2010 10:50 AM
  • Hello damole,

    The Office 2010 Tech Guarantee was not an upgrade per se in the normal licensing sense--if it were, your 2007 versions would be superceded and incorporated into the 2010 version, thus "taking away" your use of the 2007 version.

    The Tech Guarantee 2010 license is a full additional license, the use of which in no way prevents you from continuing to install and use the 2007 version in accordance with that 2007 version's Software Licensing Terms.

    As an FYI, a major licensing change implmented for Office 2010 was the elimination of Upgrades.  All consumer retail editions of Office 2010 are full licenses, which means they do not in any way limit the use of previous versions of Office.

    Monday, November 29, 2010 5:01 PM

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  • "damole" wrote in message news:05e4070d-ab53-48a4-8012-7f4e7191f0d6...

    I bought a copy of Office 2007 Home and Student in May with the offer of a free upgrade to 2010 when that version was released.  I've installed this version on my desktop and 2 laptops.  I have now downloaded 2010 and received my product key.  My question is I would like to upgrade one of my machines and I want to be sure that installing 2010 on one machine will not invalidate the 2007 licenses? I'm assuming not but I don't want to install it on all machines yet so I thought it prudent to check first.


    Your other installs are not affected.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, August 8, 2010 10:50 AM
  • I know this is an old topic but I have one last question which could be inferred from the last answer but I would like it answered explicitly.

     

    Now that I have upgraded to 2010 do I still own the licenses for 2007 meaning do I now have the right to install Office 2007 on 3 machines and Office 2010 on 3 other machines making a total of 6 licenses altogether.

     

    best regards

    damole

    Monday, November 29, 2010 6:33 AM
  • Hello damole,

    The Office 2010 Tech Guarantee was not an upgrade per se in the normal licensing sense--if it were, your 2007 versions would be superceded and incorporated into the 2010 version, thus "taking away" your use of the 2007 version.

    The Tech Guarantee 2010 license is a full additional license, the use of which in no way prevents you from continuing to install and use the 2007 version in accordance with that 2007 version's Software Licensing Terms.

    As an FYI, a major licensing change implmented for Office 2010 was the elimination of Upgrades.  All consumer retail editions of Office 2010 are full licenses, which means they do not in any way limit the use of previous versions of Office.

    Monday, November 29, 2010 5:01 PM
  • Many thanks for for you reply and making this crystal clear.

     

    cheers

    damole

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:17 PM