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SOLVED: Microsoft Office 2013 Home Use Program installed on different computer

TheEdge 1,466 February 22, 2013 at 03:32 PM
My wife has an HP computer that I installed Office 2013 on via their home use program. I'm taking the HP back to the store and getting her a Lenovo. Any way I can transfer the license from the HP to her new Lenovo? If not, both of our licenses will be used (one on my computer and the other will be "in limbo".

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Not 100% sure about HUP licenses, but in general MS Office 2013 licenses are NOT transferable. It is a new policy started by MS for Office 2013 and it has been pissing off a lot of people.
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Quote from TheEdge View Post :
My wife has an HP computer that I installed Office 2013 on via their home use program. I'm taking the HP back to the store and getting her a Lenovo. Any way I can transfer the license from the HP to her new Lenovo? If not, both of our licenses will be used (one on my computer and the other will be "in limbo".
To reply to my own post, I found this...

"Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may not transfer the software to another computer or user. You may transfer the software directly to a third party only as installed on the licensed computer, with the Certificate of Authenticity label and this agreement. Before the transfer, that party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. You may not retain any copies."

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/microsoft-software-license-agreement-FX103576343.aspx

Anybody speak Microsoft legalese? So if we somehow deactivate it from one computer we can activate it (or at least use it) on another?
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Is that license for the Home Use Program version? I have never seen an HUP license that came with a COA.
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Is that license for the Home Use Program version? I have never seen an HUP license that came with a COA.
Good point. I have a key (of course) but not a COA.
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Uninstall it from the computer before returning it. Install Office on the replacement computer. You'll likely need to telephone the activation in, but it'll be an option. When you're on the phone, you can explain your situation and they'll gladly activate it for you.

You're not going against licensing terms when you're moving software from one computer to another.
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Uninstall it from the computer before returning it. Install Office on the replacement computer. You'll likely need to telephone the activation in, but it'll be an option. When you're on the phone, you can explain your situation and they'll gladly activate it for you.

You're not going against licensing terms when you're moving software from one computer to another.
Will they question my HUP account? Lets just say I used my "me.com" account.
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Will they question my HUP account? Lets just say I used my "me.com" account.
If you or your spouse work for a company that's eligible for HUP, why should they? It's a legal license as long as your work maintains eligiblity.
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not an issue at all your license is actually tied to your companies volume license, all you even need to do is tell them your hard drive died and you are fine
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not an issue at all your license is actually tied to your companies volume license, all you even need to do is tell them your hard drive died and you are fine
As I was trying to hint at earlier (but failed), my company was this or one similar to it...
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As I was trying to hint at earlier (but failed), my company was this or one similar to it...
Since you don't actually work for apple or google, all bets are off. But try it anyways (activating by phone). If they say no, it's just another $10 bucks, not like they are going to send you to jail.

You're asking about license legalese when you didn't obtain a qualifying license to begin with.
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Since you don't actually work for apple or google, all bets are off. But try it anyways (activating by phone). If they say no, it's just another $10 bucks, not like they are going to send you to jail.

You're asking about license legalese when you didn't obtain a qualifying license to begin with.
All true. I just didn't know if there was an optimal way to proceed. If it doesn't work, then my wife will be Office-less...unless I buy a copy off E-bay or the like (~$100+).

Thanks and repped.
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Just an FYI for anybody who is curious...

A robo phone code authentication allowed me to add it to our new computer.

Hopefully this will help others who are curious. Not sure how it would play out with 365 licenses, etc.
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