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Posted: 1/10/2006 11:34:52 AM EDT
Can Microsoft Office 2003 be installed on more than 3 home computers with the same CD key?


Will they send black helicopters to my house?

Will my computer explode?


Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:37:20 AM EDT
Physically, yes.

Legally, no.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:37:52 AM EDT
Microsoft purges the database every 120 days or so will not allow you to put it on any more machines.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:39:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
Microsoft purges the database every 120 days or so will not allow you to put it on any more machines.



How so?

Please explain...
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:40:01 AM EDT
only if its the student teacher version
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:40:27 AM EDT
?

Not sure what you are asking....
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:44:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 11:44:59 AM EDT by HK_Shooter_03]

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
?

Not sure what you are asking....



Will I have any problems installing and operating Microsoft office on more than three different computers with the same CD key?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:46:39 AM EDT
Its not a problem if you have an "Enterprise Edition"
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:48:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
?

Not sure what you are asking....



Will I have any problems installing and operating Microsoft office on more than three different computers with the same CD key?



No, just don't register it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:48:29 AM EDT
LEGALLY you can not install on more computers than what your EULA covers.

Microsoft keeps a database with each activation so they can control the number of times a license key has been used.

refer to my first post.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 6:28:26 PM EDT
unless you have the student/teacher version, the license is one key per machine.

You'll have to activate it to use it beyond some number of days, so installing it and not activating it isn't really an option.

One option - if anyone in your family is a student, you may be able to buy the student version through the institution at a greatly reduced rate.

If they are college students, see if they have access to MSDNAA materials.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 6:58:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RyJones:
unless you have the student/teacher version, the license is one key per machine.




Not completely true, you need to look at the EULA, some allow for installation on more than one computer.


Look at the EULA for your Office product to confirm your allowed number of installs.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:02:05 PM EDT

Easy Microsoft Office Question...


There is noting easy about Microsoft





out-a-ammo wrote:
Physically, yes.

Legally, no.



This is correct.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:17:23 PM EDT
quote:

You can install Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 on up to three computers in your home without having to buy extra licenses. Get software for the entire family and save money.



Sounds like it's what you want. Other editions allow multiple installs (laptop, desktop) but not multiple users.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:21:30 PM EDT
Then again, OpenOffice may be able to substitute. If you mostly just use Word and Excel, it's easy.
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Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:54:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Floppy_833:
Then again, OpenOffice may be able to substitute. If you mostly just use Word and Excel, it's easy.
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good point.
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