Effective immediately, customers who purchase or have already purchased the Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 suites, or any of the standalone Office 2013 applications can move the software to another computer once every 90 days. It's thought that Microsoft hopes to drive users more toward the recurring-fee subscription model vs. Before the transfer, that party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. For them, the new restriction is moot, as those deals allow flexible license reassignment. As Directions' Horwitz noted, Microsoft has both offered a carrot and brandished a stick to nudge customers to its software-by-subscription concept. Some products allow activation on more than one computer. Any time you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies.
Hi, I'm marking the reply as answer as there has been no update for a couple of days. Historically, the activation process has been somewhat relaxed, with Microsoft often allowing customers to reinstall Windows on new hardware, or radically changed hardware, after a telephone call. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner. The failed machine doesn't need to be covered under warrantee in such cases, however, according to a Microsoft spokesperson. Hi jndtech, I have checked the download executable, it is working fine.
If you are trying to use the same product key on multiple computers and you exceed the limit that is specified in the Microsoft Software License Terms, you will receive an error message. With Office 2007 Microsoft introduced a new license concept, consumer retail software that is not transferable. Did you not get this option displayed after the alert was triggered? However, the customer is still running Exchange 2003 so Outlook would not work. Some of the computers using these licenses will undoubtedly need replacing in the next year or so. I have office professional plus 2013 x64. What kind of technical support you want may also play a role in determining what kind of computer software license you purchase. I would like to use the Office 2013 license for another customer.
Volume licenses are typically best-suited for larger organizations. Office Retail A volume license, on the other hand, is probably the best choice if you must download software to more than five computers. To change the volume license version, click Change Channel, and office 2013 retail version has been changed to a volume license, to change back to the retail version just click again change channel. The updated text is as follows: Updated transferability provision to the Retail License Terms of the Software License Agreement for Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop Application Software: Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? Microsoft changed the Office 2013 licensing in response to customer backlash. You are using a block key. In this Tech Minute, here's how this change will impact your deliveries.
Instead, the customer would need to purchase another copy of Office 2013 for the new computer. A couple weeks ago, Microsoft explained the Office 2013 licensing to specify that it is non-transferrable. Retail is hard to manage though. Microsoft tried a similar tactic with Windows Vista in October 2006. If they say you can't, you can provide them with these links to the announcement of the changed policy 2013 03 06- Office 2013 now transferable While the license agreement accompanying Office 2013 software will be updated in a future release, this change is effective immediately and applies to Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 and the standalone Office 2013 applications. However, at least both options are available today. With ubiquitous internet connectivity, this is now very doable.
Based on the explaining the policy, Microsoft likely received a fair number of complaints from Office 2013 users. This means customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one. Any time you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer and you may not retain any copies. You purchased a new computer and are installing the product by using the same product key that you used on the previous computer. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner. While this is a much more reasonable licensing policy for Office 2013, and it will satisfy many Microsoft customers, the reality is that most businesses and consumers instead of Office 2013 anyway.
I'm afraid we cannot transfer the Office from one computer to another, instead, we need to transfer the computer together with the Office. Now, for Office 2013, all consumer license designations are non-transferable. Office 2013 might be brand new, but its license agreement is already getting a significant upgrade. Today, Microsoft announced an update to Office 2013 retail licensing agreement that should quell the uprising and force customers to put away the torches and pitchforks. When you purchase computer software for your organization, you can do so for one or a few computers. You may not transfer the software to another computer or user. So, what's the problem here? See the Microsoft Software License Terms for specific information about how many computers the product can be activated on.
Please let us know if you would like further assistance. If you come back to find it doesn't work for you, please reply to us and unmark the answer. Then browse office 2013 setup. Lucky, it's a new computer, isn't it? Therefore, the installer version volume can never be freely downloaded, because microsoft just give the download link only for the retail version personal. Microsoft has heard the uproar from customers over the limitations, and it has relented. It meant that Office 2013 users would be faced with buying a fresh copy of the productivity software each time they switched out their hardware.
While the licensing agreement text accompanying Office 2013 software will be updated in future releases, this change is effective immediately and applies to Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business 2013, Office Professional 2013 and the standalone Office 2013 applications. The primary requirement under this license is that the Office 2013 software can only exist in one place, and be installed on one computer at any given time. As a leading technology company, I think they're obligated or at least have the responsibility to tell their customers of the change. Microsoft is to launch a line of subscription plans for small, medium and large businesses later this month. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner.
From memory it won't ask for activation center until 3rd install with same key. Max Meng TechNet Community Support. If that fails you get to talk to a person, who will simply ask the same questions as automated system, and they will provide you the key. That was retroactively changed to all transfers to new devices. At the time, I called it After a similar outcry from Microsoft customers a Microsoft executive acknowledged having received on this issue , Microsoft rolled back the changes and less than a month later. As a result, the new agreement is decidedly more flexible and user-friendly. It's not that they don't have good technology, but they're driven by, consumed by, licensing.