Do I lose software after updating Macbook to iMac?

chris72

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Mar 3, 2011
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I'm thinking of getting Office for Mac for my Macbook which I will update to an iMac in 12 months time. Does anyone know if the Office software will transfer over with all my files and folders or will I have to buy it again for the new machine?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I'm thinking of getting Office for Mac for my Macbook which I will update to an iMac in 12 months time. Does anyone know if the Office software will transfer over with all my files and folders or will I have to buy it again for the new machine?
You can install it on your iMac when you get it. Check your software license agreement to see what it allows, as far as having it installed on more than one computer simultaneously. You would have to transfer your files and folders to your new iMac, as the MS Office installation process won't do that for you.
 

chris72

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Mar 3, 2011
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thanks guys, bought the family pack which apparently allows 3 installations anyway.