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Topic # 57313 9-Feb-2010 13:28
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I'm wanting to purchase Office 2007 Ultimate for $80 (for students, see http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-nz/default.aspx )


But i'd like to know if i can install the software on both my desktop and my laptop? I've tried calling Microsoft activation phone support but there is no way to get through to a human unless i type in an activation code.


Any feedback would be great.


Thanks :)

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  Reply # 297375 9-Feb-2010 13:46

Yes - I can't find the details on the website (it's definitely there somewhere, just can't find it right now) but copied from my installation (also from the Ultimate Steal deal):

2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. Before you use the software under a license, you must assign that license to one device. That device is the ?licensed device.?? A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device.
a. Licensed Device. You may install and use one copy of the software on the licensed device.
b. Portable Device. You may install another copy on a portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device.
c. Separation of Components. The components of the software are licensed as a single unit.? You may not separate the components and install them on different devices.



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  Reply # 297377 9-Feb-2010 13:50
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Sounds good; i didn't really want to buy two copies... i would have just gone with Open Office if that was the case.


EDIT: THANK YOU very much :)

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  Reply # 298092 11-Feb-2010 20:29
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I was previously advised by an operator that you can install it on to 3 different computers, have to be personal computers when you advise the operator..

I have used this twice in my time of using office.

Otherwise install it on one, wait a few days, install on the second computer, when you call them, explain that your computer was stolen and you have to do it on a new computer.

Hope the first comment helps

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  Reply # 298124 11-Feb-2010 21:40
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It is able to be installed on three pc's supposed to be all your own though (well within your own home). Otherwise as he said above there are other options.

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  Reply # 298199 12-Feb-2010 00:29
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Three PC limit is for Home and Student only. Not applicable to retail SKUs other than that one.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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