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4.0 out of 5 stars Important note about license transfer, 21 May 2013
This review is from: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, License Card, 1 User (PC) (License)
Potential buyers should note that following a lot of negative press about non-transferable Office licenses, Microsoft changed this policy in March 2013.
You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner).

"Based on customer feedback we have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another," Microsoft's Jevon Fark said in a blog post on Wednesday. "This means customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one."
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Initial post: 13 Jul 2013 06:50:59 BDT
I am a licensed user of Microsoft Office for home use from 5 years ago. I have just bought a new lap top. Does this recent change mean I can transfer my Office to my laptop without having to buy another Microsoft office programme?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2013 08:10:19 BDT
The recent changes only affect Office 2013. Your older copy (Office 2007?) is not affected and you are free to install it your new machine (having uninstalled it from the old one). You'll need your original Office disc and its Product Key to install.

Posted on 27 Jan 2014 17:39:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2014 17:39:20 GMT
T. S. C. says:
Is it just me, or is it about time Microsoft software of all kinds came down in price???? All this licence stuff and 1 user stuff seems to be making them enormous profits, and haven't they got enough already?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2014 20:22:55 BDT
Jean Ross says:
Hi,
I have Office 2010, but Microsoft want £65 to generate a pin to transfer it to my new laptop. Current disc & product key won't do it. Why?
JR

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2014 21:26:02 BDT
If you have the disc and product key, you are allowed to install it on your new machine when you upgrade. Make sure you uninstall it from the old machine first. If it's an OEM version (came with the machine, not a separate 'retail' package) then it's tied to the old machine and you can't transfer it. Perhaps this is what's happened?
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