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    Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    I have office 2003 on my workstation. I am told that I can also put it on my laptop, that 2 installs are allowed by Microsoft. Is this true? I don't want to try it if it will not work and I mess up my computer. thank you, John

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    Re: Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    The End User License Agreements for the retail version of Office states:
    1.1 Installation and use. You may:
    (a) install and use a copy of the Software on one personal computer or other device; and
    ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] install an additional copy of the Software on a second, portable device for the exclusive use of the primary user of the first copy of the Software.

    The EULA for the Students & Teachers versions:
    1.1 Installation and use. You may install a copy of the Software on three personal computers or other devices in your household for non-commercial use by people who reside in your household.

    For OEM versions it can only be installed on the original computer that it came with.

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    Re: Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    Also note that the promotional packages are for a single machines and can not be activated on a second machine. These are the ones that MS gives out at the different shows.

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

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    Re: Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    I am right in my understanding with the EOM version that it can only be installed on the PC which it is purchased with?
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    Re: Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    That is CORRECT, OEM installs ONLY on the machine it came with.

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

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    Re: Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    OEM software license restrictions seems to have become something of a joke. Some discount software sites now sell it along with a piece of hardware (included in the price) that you insert into your computer to meet the bundling requirements. I have no idea what that free piece of hardware might be, but almost certainly it isn't going to fit into my laptop. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Installing Office 2003 (Office 2003)

    In the case of the OEM Office 2003 I bought, the free hardware was a mouse which I promptly tossed. The sw works fine, registered fine, no problems.

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