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    Move Office to another machine (XP SR1)

    I legally own and use Office XP (scholastic edition--I work for a community college) on a WinXP machine. Yesterday I bought another XP machine with more horsepower, and I want to move Office from Computer A to Computer B. I do plan to keep both computers, but I don't need Office on both computers. Computer will go downstairs for my wife to use in her home office, and she has about zero need for something like Office. Yes, I do plan to network the computers so we can share a cable modem connection.

    I'm not terribly worried (yet) about uninstalling the application from Computer A, but what problems might I have with Kaiser Bill when I do this?

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    Re: Move Office to another machine (XP SR1)

    I haven't installed a retail version of XP, but I believe that you get a second activation without having to call and explain yourself. However, you might not get a third...

    Regarding settings, there are threads on this board and on some of the Windows boards regarding strategies for getting your personalizations, templates, address books and so forth, to migrate smoothly.

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    Re: Move Office to another machine (XP SR1)

    Academic/Educational/Etc. versions have, AFAIK, much more restrictive licenses.

    I've heard that for some, you get just 1 install and cannot move to another computer.
    Check the license and call MSFT.

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    Re: Move Office to another machine (XP SR1)

    Thanks for the info.

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