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Topic # 111277 29-Oct-2012 14:27 Send private message

Hi there,

I did originally post this is the main Windows 8 thread, but didn't get any replies. And probably rightly so, as it was probably going off the original topic a bit.
So I thought I'd re-post in a separate thread to gather other people's experiences if they've already been through this scenario.

Scenario:
I have 1 of 3 licenses of an Office 2010 Home and Student 3-user product on my current Win 7 machine. The other two licenses are registered and taken up on two other machines.
I would like to transfer this instance of the license to a new Windows 8 clean install on the same machine.

Question:
Will this be possible?
If so, what's the best way to go about it? Simply uninstall current license from current Win7 machine? Will this effectively 'free-up' one of the licenses to be used on the new/clean Win 8 install on the same machine? Is the Office install/uninstall system smart enough to de-register each unique instance of the 3 installs available when one uninstalls from a machine?
Will it not even matter, as the hardware ID (I assume this is what Office uses to register installs) will be the same?

BTW, not interested in doing an upgrade over the current Windows 7 install. I always like to start fresh with a new OS.

Just wondering if anyone has had any experiences doing this, or wondering if anyone knows the ins and outs of Office 2010 3-user licensing.

Many thanks in advance for any replies.

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  Reply # 709348 30-Oct-2012 18:37 Send private message

Just a quick update to say that I did a clean install of Windows 8 on the same machine, and have just re-installed Office 2010 Home and Student.

It installed and activated without any issues.

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