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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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Can Office for Mac 2008 be installed on more than 1 computer?

Not talking about giving it away or selling it to another person or anything like that. I'm just hoping to install Office on my (upcoming) desktop setup as well as on my Macbook so that I always have access to it. This would be the full version, not the educational one.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:10 AM   #2
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Yes, you can install it on up to three computers.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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Awesome. Thanks!
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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When I purchased it they said it was good for two installs.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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When I purchased it they said it was good for two installs.
From:
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2008 FOR MAC HOME & STUDENT EDITION
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2008 FOR MAC STANDARD

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2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
a. Licensed Device. The licensed device is the device on which you use the software. You may install and use up to three copies of the software on the licensed device(s).
b. Portable Device. You may install another copy on a portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device.
c. Network Device. You may also install one copy on a network device. You may only use that copy as described in the Remote Access section below.
d. Separation of Components. The components of the software are licensed as a single unit. You may not separate the components and install them on different devices.
Office for Mac Professional 2004 is limited to two installs.

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:40 AM   #6
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The Home and Student version is good for three installations. It's probably also worth note that you can move an installation from one computer to another.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 04:01 AM   #7
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Ar'nt there THREE product keys on the side of the box? At least there are on the ones sold in NZ.

Three keys, three installs.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 03:57 PM   #8
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Office for Mac Professional 2004 is limited to two installs.
Mine is Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Student Edition, but I did purchase it at a discounted price as a student of my university. Possibly makes a difference?

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Ar'nt there THREE product keys on the side of the box? At least there are on the ones sold in NZ.

Three keys, three installs.
Only one product key on mine, that says it is good for two installs.
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Mine is Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Student Edition, but I did purchase it at a discounted price as a student of my university. Possibly makes a difference?
The price you pay has no bearing on the license agreement.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 05:38 PM   #10
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I've got the Mega Wonderful Wow This Is Awesome Edition (whatever the "high end" one was when it came out, Expression Media or something?) that allows it to be installed on 2, but can only run it on 1 machine at a time. So frustrating. If I open up Word and my wife has an Office app open I get the "someone else is using Office..." message and Word quits on me. I got it for free though, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much, lol.
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The price you pay has no bearing on the license agreement.
I know the version I got from the bookstore had a different licensing agreement (one key, install on a single machine + mobile device), than the retail boxed version I have (three separate keys, any type of machines).
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The price you pay has no bearing on the license agreement.
It would if there is a different license agreement offered to university stores.
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It would if there is a different license agreement offered to university stores.
No, the licensing agreement doesn't change, no matter where the software is sold.
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No, the licensing agreement doesn't change, no matter where the software is sold.
I may be wrong, so I will put this as a question and not a statement. If it does not change why does my product specifically say...

"Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh Student Select License and Media Bundle. For sale to students, faculty and staff only."

And if it in fact does not change, then you are saying that the IT guys are our store are wrong and my software is good for 3 installs?
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I may be wrong, so I will put this as a question and not a statement. If it does not change why does my product specifically say...

"Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh Student Select License and Media Bundle. For sale to students, faculty and staff only."

And if it in fact does not change, then you are saying that the IT guys are our store are wrong and my software is good for 3 installs?
That's because the VERSION is for education. The license agreement follows the VERSION, not any specific discount or vendor. Your IT guys are not the authoritative word... Microsoft is. Just read the license agreement that goes with your version. If your IT guys disagree with that, they're absolutely wrong.
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Not talking about giving it away or selling it to another person or anything like that. I'm just hoping to install Office on my (upcoming) desktop setup as well as on my Macbook so that I always have access to it. This would be the full version, not the educational one.
Not sure about the legality of it, but youcan, either way.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 08:42 PM   #17
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That's because the VERSION is for education. The license agreement follows the VERSION, not any specific discount or vendor. Your IT guys are not the authoritative word... Microsoft is. Just read the license agreement that goes with your version. If your IT guys disagree with that, they're absolutely wrong.
Yeah, that is what I meant I suppose. The different version could have a different license, correct?
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Right, that was my point. If you get a different "version" when you buy it from the university than it "does matter" where you bought it/how much you paid. Technically it is not "the price" or the "location" that makes the difference, but to argue that is just semantics.
The point is, there is only one Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition. It is the same, and has the same license agreement, no matter where you buy it. You don't get a different version or a different license agreement, because there IS no other version for students.
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The point is, there is only one Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition. It is the same, and has the same license agreement, no matter where you buy it. You don't get a different version or a different license agreement, because there IS no other version for students.
So then, my version is good for 3 installs as well, they were just incorrect.
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The point is, there is only one Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition. It is the same, and has the same license agreement, no matter where you buy it. You don't get a different version or a different license agreement, because there IS no other version for students.
it seems his is a different version and hence has a different license agreement.
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it seems his is a different version and hence has a different license agreement.
This is what I think. It does not even come in Microsoft's package of the product. Comes in disk sleeve inside of a bubble mailer.
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