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  • Question

  • So far as I understand OEM licensing it can be installed on a machine and dies on that machine. So is it legal for me to install an OEM copy of Office 2003 Basic on a new/refurbished PC that I buy from Dell?
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:59 PM

Answers

  • Yes, as long as it was not previously installed and acivated on a different computer.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:43 PM
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  • Dear John x^27,

    You are experiencing a problem with your CD drive. Changing the hard drive would not cause the problem you are reporting - Microsoft's security isn't THAT good!

     

    Jenifer

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:41 PM

All replies

  • Yes, as long as it was not previously installed and acivated on a different computer.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:43 PM
    Moderator
  • I have a Dell PC that came with Office Basic Edition 2003 pre-installed when I originally purchased the PC from Dell.

     

    The hard drive recently died, so I purchased a new drive and have successfully reinstalled almost everything except Office 2003.  My CD drive doesn't seem to want to read my Office 2003 CD.  Its the original Microsoft CD I received with the Dell PC. 

     

    Do you think I have a problem with my CD drive, or am I experiencing some kind of security measure since I replaced the original hard drive?

     

    Thanks,

    John 

     

    Sunday, March 2, 2008 2:02 AM
  • Dear John x^27,

    You are experiencing a problem with your CD drive. Changing the hard drive would not cause the problem you are reporting - Microsoft's security isn't THAT good!

     

    Jenifer

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:41 PM