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Migrating Office

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Anyone here know how to relocate Office from one computer to another
without loosing the registration with MS?
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Weaver wrote:
Anyone here know how to relocate Office from one computer to another
without loosing the registration with MS?


Not that I'm aware of, this is a major bug bear I have with software
that activates and it's not just MS now that does this, RedGate's
SQLCompare for instance is activated nowadays.

IMHO any software that requires activation should have a facility to
de-activate, i.e. take it back to the state prior to activation so that
it needs to be re-activated or removed. Then at the same time the useage
count on the vendor's end goes down then the activation of a new install
on another machine will go ahead just fine.

I'm always in a position where I'm moving machines around, upgrade one
and a line of hand-me-downs becomes apparent with the lesser machine
becoming a doorstop or being thrown out. But all the licenced software
on that machine I would like to transfer to the new machine. That's not
the only reason either, if Windows was a little more robust I wouldn't
spend so much time re-installing anyway. At one point I had 10 licences
of Windows XP, it was installed on 4 machines and I couldn't reactivate
another, so 6 licences scuppered.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote in
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Weaver wrote:
Anyone here know how to relocate Office from one computer to
another without loosing the registration with MS?


Not that I'm aware of, this is a major bug bear I have with
software that activates and it's not just MS now that does this,
RedGate's SQLCompare for instance is activated nowadays.

IMHO any software that requires activation should have a facility
to de-activate, i.e. take it back to the state prior to activation
so that it needs to be re-activated or removed. Then at the same
time the useage count on the vendor's end goes down then the
activation of a new install on another machine will go ahead just
fine.

I'm always in a position where I'm moving machines around, upgrade
one and a line of hand-me-downs becomes apparent with the lesser
machine becoming a doorstop or being thrown out. But all the
licenced software on that machine I would like to transfer to the
new machine. That's not the only reason either, if Windows was a
little more robust I wouldn't spend so much time re-installing
anyway. At one point I had 10 licences of Windows XP, it was
installed on 4 machines and I couldn't reactivate another, so 6
licences scuppered.


What kind of licenses are you talking about here? OEM licenses? If
so, that's the terms on which you buy them.

For large sites, the open license programs are much more convenient,
though the initial cost is higher. But if you're losing licenses to
failed hardware and buying the same licenses over and over again, it
begins to be a better value.

It's also one helluva lot more convenient!

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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David W. Fenton wrote:
Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote in
news:41***********************@auth.uk.news.easyne t.net:

Weaver wrote:

Anyone here know how to relocate Office from one computer to
another without loosing the registration with MS?


Not that I'm aware of, this is a major bug bear I have with
software that activates and it's not just MS now that does this,
RedGate's SQLCompare for instance is activated nowadays.

IMHO any software that requires activation should have a facility
to de-activate, i.e. take it back to the state prior to activation
so that it needs to be re-activated or removed. Then at the same
time the useage count on the vendor's end goes down then the
activation of a new install on another machine will go ahead just
fine.

I'm always in a position where I'm moving machines around, upgrade
one and a line of hand-me-downs becomes apparent with the lesser
machine becoming a doorstop or being thrown out. But all the
licenced software on that machine I would like to transfer to the
new machine. That's not the only reason either, if Windows was a
little more robust I wouldn't spend so much time re-installing
anyway. At one point I had 10 licences of Windows XP, it was
installed on 4 machines and I couldn't reactivate another, so 6
licences scuppered.

What kind of licenses are you talking about here? OEM licenses? If
so, that's the terms on which you buy them.

For large sites, the open license programs are much more convenient,
though the initial cost is higher. But if you're losing licenses to
failed hardware and buying the same licenses over and over again, it
begins to be a better value.

It's also one helluva lot more convenient!


I'm talking Direct Access and MSDN Subs.
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Nov 13 '05 #4

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