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    Can you tell how many Office activations?

    Is there a way to determine how many activations are left, if any, for an Office product key before installing? What happens is, if you can pick up a previously owned Office disk with key at a good price, you won't know until purchased and installed to see if you can activate it?
    Also, can an Office install/activation be de-activated, as Acrobat can be for instance, so it can be used again on a different computer?
    I'm looking at this both as a buyer and potential seller. I don't want to sell to a buyer who can't activate it.

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    There is nothing available to the public to let them know how many times a particular Office Product Key has been used. Neither does MS provide any de-activation facility. The only avenue available to activate Office once all the permitted activations have been used is by telephone, for which one has to satisfy the MS support staff that it's legit.
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    Paul Edstein
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    Office 365 allows you all this license managing functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Office 365 allows you all this license managing functionality.
    That doesn't really help with any other Office edition (e.g. Office 2013 & 2016 counterparts to Office 365) or version, though.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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