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  • Question

  • I will be buying a new computer in Taiwan.

    I work in Malaysia, Taiwan and Guam(USA).

    I just purchased The Office 2010 Home Student Version.

    But this version restricts my "use" only to Malaysia.

    CAN I ACTIVATE BY TELEPHONE via TAIWAN so I can start using my software right away?

    2nd Question....

    Will security and other updates come in ...even when I am in another country outside the designation distribution list of countries for this version????

    Friday, July 16, 2010 11:55 AM

Answers

  • Hello Dadaji,

    Your question is much more of an international licensing question than it is one of Office Genuine Advantage and Validation, so I do not think we will be able to give you any definitive answers.

    Generally speaking from experience, however, I can say that it is my understanding that Office licenses sold in the USA do not come with geographical restrictions on activation or use.  You can check this for yourself by reading the Software Licensing Terms (SLTs) for your specific Microsoft product here:  http://www.microsoft.com/About/Legal/EN/US/IntellectualProperty/UseTerms/Default.aspx  Note that you can change the country or region at the top right of the web page if needed.

    This page may also have some information of use to you:  http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/geo/content.aspx?pg=geo_off&displaylang=en

    If my understanding turns out to be true, then I would think the way to do this would be to wait until your work takes you to Guam and purchase a USA-licensed copy of your Office 2010 suite there.  Buying an unrestricted USA version would also address your concerns about receiving updates.

    As a side note, if you are using Office as part of your work, then according to the SLTs for Office Home and Student 2010, that edition of Office is not for you because its licensing does not allow its use in any revenue generating endeavor.  Office Home and Business 2010 or Office Professional 2010 would be a better choice as they are licensed for such work-related usage.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Friday, July 16, 2010 2:26 PM

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  • Hello Dadaji,

    Your question is much more of an international licensing question than it is one of Office Genuine Advantage and Validation, so I do not think we will be able to give you any definitive answers.

    Generally speaking from experience, however, I can say that it is my understanding that Office licenses sold in the USA do not come with geographical restrictions on activation or use.  You can check this for yourself by reading the Software Licensing Terms (SLTs) for your specific Microsoft product here:  http://www.microsoft.com/About/Legal/EN/US/IntellectualProperty/UseTerms/Default.aspx  Note that you can change the country or region at the top right of the web page if needed.

    This page may also have some information of use to you:  http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/geo/content.aspx?pg=geo_off&displaylang=en

    If my understanding turns out to be true, then I would think the way to do this would be to wait until your work takes you to Guam and purchase a USA-licensed copy of your Office 2010 suite there.  Buying an unrestricted USA version would also address your concerns about receiving updates.

    As a side note, if you are using Office as part of your work, then according to the SLTs for Office Home and Student 2010, that edition of Office is not for you because its licensing does not allow its use in any revenue generating endeavor.  Office Home and Business 2010 or Office Professional 2010 would be a better choice as they are licensed for such work-related usage.


    Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Office 2010 Free http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/tech-guarantee/microsoft-office-2010-technology-guarantee-FX101825695.aspx?CTT=97
    Friday, July 16, 2010 2:26 PM
  • Thanks Dan...

    This is clear and sufficient.

    Case closed.

    Much appreciated.

    Dadaji

     

     

     

    Friday, July 16, 2010 2:50 PM