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    Office 2013 now transferable

    From Office 2013 now transferable:

    "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. This means customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one. Previously, customers could only transfer their Office 2013 software to a new device if their PC failed under warranty."

    Good news for anyone interested in Office 2013. This change is effective immediately regardless of what your current EULA says.

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    More in depth explanation of the changes by Ed Bott at Microsoft restores transfer rights for retail Office 2013 copies.

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    That's the decent move, it removes the consequences of a bad decision, but they could have avoided the bad PR if they had done this right from the start.

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    Wow this is really great news!

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    Incredibly stupid of them

    What was Microsoft thinking when they instituted the non-transferrable policy. Sheer idiocy! I would not have purchased the software under that circumstance (User since Word came out on one low density floppy). There are too many potential hardware problems with a new or old computer.

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    The only reason I got Office 2013 Pro in the first place was that it was a Free upgrade to Office 2010 Pro that came with a new PC. So I took them up on it and figured I'd regress to 2010 if I had to change machines. It's good to see some sanity in this space, because I change machines every 12 months or so. Sometimes MS can be incredibly stupid, like removing the Start orb from the desktop in Win 8 and forcing all users on to the Start screen at startup. It'd be understandable on a Win 8 RT tablet, but it's DUMB on Win 8 Pro.

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