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  • Hi,

    I just recently bought another laptop, however I did not buy Microsfot Office Home & Student 2007 as I have the disk for it from my other laptop. Both have Windows Vista. Can I take the disk and install it on my new computer and use the same product key code even though it is still installed and being used on the other laptop?

    Please Help Me Out.

    Thanks
    Sam
    Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:33 PM

Answers

  • Hello Sam2138,

    Although your question about the Software Licensing Terms of your Office 2007 Home and Student is off-topic to this forum, I will try to help you with it.

    Typically productivity software that comes preinstalled on a new computer when you purchase it is called OEM software as the license for it comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturer, aka the company that made the computer, such as Dell, Gateway, Acer, Lenovo, Sony, etc.  Typically OEM sotware licenses are genuine and valid ONLY on the computer onto which the software was first installed, and are not permitted to be moved to or simultaneously used on any other computer.

    If your Office 2007 Home and Student was purchased in a retail package at a retail store, then typically the licensing terms allow simultaneous installation and use on up to three computers at a time as long as the use is by your household members for noncommercial purposes.

    To get the specific info that applies to your exact situation, you have to read the Software Licensing Terms for your Office 2007 Home and Student.  To do so, follow this click path: Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office>Word 2007>Office Button (upper left)>Word Options button (lower right)>Resources>About button, then click the blue link entitled "View the Microsoft Software License Terms."  Paragraph 2 and 13 are of importance.

    Hope that helps!
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, June 1, 2009 11:32 PM
    Monday, June 1, 2009 5:14 PM

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  • Hello Sam2138,

    Although your question about the Software Licensing Terms of your Office 2007 Home and Student is off-topic to this forum, I will try to help you with it.

    Typically productivity software that comes preinstalled on a new computer when you purchase it is called OEM software as the license for it comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturer, aka the company that made the computer, such as Dell, Gateway, Acer, Lenovo, Sony, etc.  Typically OEM sotware licenses are genuine and valid ONLY on the computer onto which the software was first installed, and are not permitted to be moved to or simultaneously used on any other computer.

    If your Office 2007 Home and Student was purchased in a retail package at a retail store, then typically the licensing terms allow simultaneous installation and use on up to three computers at a time as long as the use is by your household members for noncommercial purposes.

    To get the specific info that applies to your exact situation, you have to read the Software Licensing Terms for your Office 2007 Home and Student.  To do so, follow this click path: Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office>Word 2007>Office Button (upper left)>Word Options button (lower right)>Resources>About button, then click the blue link entitled "View the Microsoft Software License Terms."  Paragraph 2 and 13 are of importance.

    Hope that helps!
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Monday, June 1, 2009 11:32 PM
    Monday, June 1, 2009 5:14 PM
  • Yes, it did help, Thanks! I just want to make sure I'm reading this right:

    I can take the disk I have previously to purchasing the new laptop and install it on the new laptop, as long as I have proof of license right?

    Thanks for the Help

    Sam


    2.  INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.  Before you use the software under a license, you must assign that license to a device.  That device is a “licensed device.”  A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device. 
    a. Licensed Device.  You may install one copy of the software on three licensed devices in your household for use by people who reside there.  The software is not licensed for use in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue-generating business activities.
    b. Separation of Components.  The components of the software are licensed as a single unit.  You may not separate the components and install them on different devices.


    13. PROOF OF LICENSE.
    a. Genuine Proof of License.   If you acquired the software on a disc or other media, a genuine Microsoft proof of license label with a genuine copy of the software identifies software licensed under the terms of this agreement. To be valid, this label must appear on Microsoft packaging.  If you receive the label separately, it is invalid. You should keep the packaging that has the label on it to prove that you are licensed to use the software.  If you acquire the software without a disc or other media, your proof of purchase and any accompanying collateral from your merchant identifying the software is your proof of license. Proof of purchase may be subject to verification by your merchant’s records.
    b.   Upgrade or Conversion License.  If you upgrade or convert the software, your proof of license is identified by
    • the genuine Microsoft proof of license for the software you upgraded or converted from; and
    • proof of purchase and any accompanying collateral from a merchant identifying the software you upgraded or converted to. Proof of purchase may be subject to verification by your merchant’s records.
    c. To identify genuine Microsoft software, see www.howtotell.com.
    Monday, June 1, 2009 9:07 PM