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    2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    Previous versions of Office retail product licenses would authorize simultaneous product installation and key activation on both a desktop and laptop that were used by a single person. Can anyone verify that Office 2003 products will continue this licensure practice, or will I now need separate product activation keys for my desktop and laptop?? TIA.

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    You are NOT alone on this one, I am looking for the same answer <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    I think it's a bit too soon to know. Do you have to make an immediate decision or can you wait until the software is released?

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    Okay....Now that Office 2003 is out....can someoine look at the shrinkwrap licensing and see if it allows simultaneous installation on desktop and and laptop used by single individual, as per previous versions. TIA.

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    The licensing is the same - one desktop, one portable provided you are the user. You can't install it on your desktop and your wife's laptop. The teacher and student versions do allow 3 installations on family owned computers though.

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    The answer Larry is....Just like Office XP.

    OEM Office 2003 can only be activated on a single computer. Non-OEM can be used on one desktop one laptop. I was able to confirm this from Microsoft. I have a KB that confirms OEM's status which I think has always been one machine. I don't know if I can find a link but I was able to reach MS and confirm. I don't think there is a KB that has this or that it's on MS's site yet--probably in some journal/magazines.

    Ref on OEM

    826526: Cannot Activate Office 2003 OEM Edition More Than One Time

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    Sorry MJ--missed your post. Wasn't trying to duplicate it. You made it pretty clear.

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    I ordered Office 2003 yesterday.
    I might have it by this weekend.
    Depends on from where it ships.

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    Re: 2003 License?? (Office 2003)

    Here are links to the EULA for different editions and student:

    End User Licence Agreements Microsoft Office System

    Do You Qualify for Office System Student and Teacher Edition?

    If you checkout the bullets at the page bottoms you have what you can and can't do legally according to Redmond.

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