What counts as a "machine" for the purpose of activation RRS feed

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  • In reguards to Microsoft Office 2007, what counts as a machine in terms of the license agreement and activation software? Does one physical machine count as one machine or does one installation of Microsoft Windows count as a machine?

    I dual boot Windows Vista 32 bit and Windows 7 RC1 64 bit and have successfully activated Office on the Vista partition. Is it legal, and if so, does it or does it not take up another license for Office to install it on Windows 7? (Or any other operating system instance I may happen to install on this one physical machine)?

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 5:48 AM


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    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Tuesday, June 9, 2009 4:57 PM
    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 4:57 PM