January 28, 2009 at 12:17 am #160875ElephantMember
I have a copy of MS office 2007 via a student software licensing deal done with a Unviersity (in USA). I have installed that software on my desktop and was wondering if I would be able to install it on my NC10 when I receive it.
When I say “can I install it” I’m not talking about the machine being able to handle the software but, rather, will I be “allowed” to install it on two different computers.
If I remember correctly, I did do some sort of online registration with the software when I installed it.
Let me know if anyone has had similar experiences doing something of this nature.
ElephantJanuary 28, 2009 at 1:27 am #181596ReplytokenMember
It depends on licenisng agreement that you accepted when you obtained the software. Some MS product licenses allow one machine installation, others allow up to three installations. You would need to dig through the fine print to see what you are allowed, or you can try to install it and see if it allows you to do so. Sorry there is no simple answer.
–KenJanuary 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm #181598tocasaMember
As Ken says you’ll need to check the fine print. My version of Office 2007 (Ultimate, UK) says I’m allowed one install on a desktop PC and one on a portable PC.
Which is great – my NC10 runs it really well with 1GB ram. (Although I’d like a slightly bigger screen, at least vertically, if I wanted to spent a long time editing documents.)January 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm #181597ParodyMember
All the student versions of Office I’ve had allow for a desktop and a laptop (either specifically or because of the “three license” rule) so you’re probably OK, but as the others have said you have to check your docs. If it helps you can download Office 2007 licensing terms from Office Online.February 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm #181599HammerheadMember
You say that you got the software from your University. This will then decide on your licensing terms for this software. I know that when i went to my college for Microsoft Office 2008 (Yes, it is a Mac) they had an unlimited licensing system in place. So as long as i went to see them each time, i could install it as many times as i want (within reason) under a different licensing number. They then had to authorise this number to make the software genuine. Simple as that! But this all depends on the system that your university has in place!
JoeFebruary 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm #181600Don_AudioMember
Not 100% sure but as far as i remember you are allowed to install the Student Version on up to 3 OF YOUR OWN Maschines at the same timeFebruary 3, 2009 at 9:44 pm #181601Don_AudioMember
Here we go:
Q: Can I install Office Home and Student 2007 on more than one device?
A: Yes, if you have purchased a retail license of Office Home and Student 2007. The retail license terms permit installation and use of Office Home and Student 2007 on three devices. For more information about determining what type of license you have purchased and to obtain an overview of your licensing agreement, visit the Microsoft Software License Terms (MSLT) for the 2007 Microsoft Office system. -> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA102103171033.aspx
So you have to find out if you got supplied with a discounted Student Retail or if your Copy is part of a Volume License.
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