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# 38065 23-Jul-2009 17:51
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Hey!
Okay so i am buying a new laptop, and want to restore my old laptop to its orginal settings and to erase all my files etc.
However i do not want to delete microsoft office that i have already installed, as i want to leave it on as a good selling point when i sell the computer.

So what i am asking is:
What do i do? I know how to do a system restore, but it will delete my microsoft office won't it? and when i reload office on, will it use up another of my uses? (microsoft office only allows you to install on 3 pcs) or will it recognise it has already previously been installed and not use up any more of its uses?

Okay hope you can understand, thanks so much in advance! can't find an answer to this anywhere!

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  # 238343 23-Jul-2009 17:53
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rockovreality: ... microsoft office only allows you to install on 3 pcs) or will it recognise it has already previously been installed and not use up any more of its uses?


Your Office license is personal. You can't install it on a PC and sell it, then use the same license on another PC.







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  # 238344 23-Jul-2009 17:55
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but it is already on my pc i am selling? and since it is for use on up to 3 computers i should be able to install on my new laptop yes?

 
 
 
 


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  # 238355 23-Jul-2009 18:05
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the license is for the PC's that you own. If you sell the PC, you will have to get rid of Office from that PC.

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  # 238357 23-Jul-2009 18:05
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You will need to check the licensing - without knowing the version you are talking about (Home and Student/Professional) I think you will find that the licensing states that the 3 licenses are for use within a single household and cannot be separated.



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  # 238407 23-Jul-2009 19:33
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okay thanks.
but if i ever do restore my laptop, and reinstall it does it take up another usage or not?
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  # 238411 23-Jul-2009 19:40
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It shouldn't - you are simply reinstalling the software you already own. As always though, there is the occasional issue with online activation ... if a problem does occur, the software will display an 0800 number to call - they will do the usual checks to ensure you're not pirating the software and then assist to get the software activated.

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