Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 8, 2011, 04:15 PM   #1
Fooj
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Office 2011 Deactivation

Hello,

So I am looking to replace my MBP with one of the new shiny imacs. I currently have MS Office 2011 installed and obviously want to move that to the imac.

I want to sell my MBP, how do I deactivate this license or move it to the imac?

Thanks in advance
__________________
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.2Ghz 4GB Ram.
IPhone 3G 16GB Black
2nd Gen 8Gig Ipod Nano
Fooj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 8, 2011, 04:16 PM   #2
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fooj View Post
I want to sell my MBP, how do I deactivate this license or move it to the imac?
Uninstall it from your MBP and reinstall it on your iMac. You don't have to do anything with your license.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 8, 2011, 04:48 PM   #3
Fooj
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Thanks - for some reason I didn't think it would be that simple!!!!
__________________
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.2Ghz 4GB Ram.
IPhone 3G 16GB Black
2nd Gen 8Gig Ipod Nano
Fooj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 10:36 PM   #4
makingmusic
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by GGJstudios View Post
Uninstall it from your MBP and reinstall it on your iMac. You don't have to do anything with your license.
Even after using Migration Assistant when I start my Office 2011 products, they are asking for the activation key. Is there a way to move the key from one computer to another
__________________
15" Retina Macbook Pro, 2.7/16/768 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 11" 2011 MacBook Air iPhone 4S iPad 3 3G 64GB (Black) iPad 3 64GB (White) Apple TV 3rd gen
makingmusic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 10:37 PM   #5
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by makingmusic View Post
Even after using Migration Assistant when I start my Office 2011 products, they are asking for the activation key. Is there a way to move the key from one computer to another
Did you uninstall it from the old computer? You should. Then install on the new one.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 10:40 PM   #6
makingmusic
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by GGJstudios View Post
Did you uninstall it from the old computer? You should. Then install on the new one.
Can't find an uninstall tool. Only thing to do appears to toss in the trash but how will license be removed from one system so I can authorize/install license on the other?
__________________
15" Retina Macbook Pro, 2.7/16/768 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 11" 2011 MacBook Air iPhone 4S iPad 3 3G 64GB (Black) iPad 3 64GB (White) Apple TV 3rd gen
makingmusic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 10:41 PM   #7
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by makingmusic View Post
Can't find an uninstall tool. Only thing to do appears to toss in the trash but how will license be removed from one system so I can authorize/install license on the other?
The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2011, 10:49 PM   #8
makingmusic
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by GGJstudios View Post
The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
Thanks. Will do in the morning!
__________________
15" Retina Macbook Pro, 2.7/16/768 2011 27" iMac 3.4 GHz i7 11" 2011 MacBook Air iPhone 4S iPad 3 3G 64GB (Black) iPad 3 64GB (White) Apple TV 3rd gen
makingmusic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2011, 11:24 PM   #9
mixvio
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Sorry to bump this thread, but I don't think that manual deletion does anything towards deactivating the license. I have to call and speak with a service representative every time, which is highly irritating to say the least. I'd love a way to automatically revoke a license so I can install it on another computer without having to call someone repeatedly.

Asking the service rep about this got a response of "Go to start menu, Add/Remove Programs, then uninstall" and when I replied that that's what you do on Windows, there was thirty seconds of silence before he asked if I needed help with anything else.
mixvio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2013, 05:32 PM   #10
WardC
macrumors 68020
 
WardC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Send a message via AIM to WardC
I am running into the same problem/issue. I had purchased a copy of Office 2011 1-user license from Microsoft's website. They gave me a product code, which I used to activate the software on a Retina MacBook Pro last year. I did a completely wipe/reinstall of the system software, and sold that Retina MacBook Pro. Then, I used the same code to install and activate Office 2011 on an older 2007 iMac. I just purchased a new MacBook Pro, and was hoping to be able to install the software and activate it with the license code, since I deleted from the iMac and the iMac is packed away in storage now. It tells me "Activation was not successful because the maximum number of installations have been used"

Apparently...Microsoft's Office 2011 for Mac Activation system works like this...you are paying for a License key which will allow you to activate the software with Microsoft's online system on *two* different computers, but NO MORE than two. If you have used ANY activations of that code on the past on two different computers, all of your activations are USED UP and the system will not allow you to activate the software on a third different computer, even if the software is uninstalled or not present on the previous two computers.

THERE IS NO WAY TO DEACTIVATE OFFICE 2011 ONCE YOU HAVE ACTIVATED IT.

Once it has been activated on a computer, the activation for that computer is used up....you cannot "de-activate" and free-up the install for another separate machine. Microsoft will not allow it...

This is the frustration I am running into. I have already spent over $500 on Microsoft Office software and currently only running it on two computers. Ridiculous. And I am going to have to buy another license if I want to install it on my new MacBook Pro because all of my other activations are used up on separate machines, which I do not even own anymore - Microsoft records a machine code with your product key for each machine you activate, and has a max number of unique entries allowed per product license, usually 2, 3, or 5.
__________________
iMac 27" 3.4GHz i7 SSD 16GB RAM
MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.6GHz i7 256GB SSD/ 16GB RAM
iPhone 5 White 64GB
Thinking about Apple...
WardC is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Tags
office 2011 deactivate

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 302 Apr 15, 2014 04:15 PM
Office for Mac 2011 vs free suites like Open Office Sossity Mac Applications and Mac App Store 19 Mar 19, 2014 10:01 PM
Need Office now, but it's Office 2011 and Office 2014 is coming in March... msallin Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Jan 9, 2014 10:27 PM
Microsoft Updates Office for Mac 2011 With Office 365 Compatibility, Bug Fixes MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 73 May 30, 2013 12:16 AM
Office for Mac 2011 or Parallels/Win7/Office 2010 RaidersFan223 MacBook Air 23 Sep 22, 2012 06:54 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC