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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sportdan31, Apr 19, 2007.
I'm assuming this is possible, but what steps do I take to accomplish this?
Uninstall it from one machine and install it on the other using the discs.
It is possible, but illegal unless you intend to delete the original. The quickest way is to connect the two with an ethernet cable. Open system prefs on the iMac -> Sharing -> Turn on Personal file sharing.
On the macbook your iMac's HD should come up on your desktop. Browse it to find the Office installation in the Applications folder and just drag it into the MB's Applications folder
Since Office allows drag and drop install, yes, you can just drag the entire Office folder from the Apps folder of the iMac to the Apps folder of the Macbook.
To clarify the legal issue, it's also legal if you have a license that allows multiple installs, such as the student / teacher edition.
But if neither the multiple license nor the intend to stop using on the iMac apply to you, be a good boy/girl and pay for your software!
well no as it will ask for a serial number iirc. so as long as you have a legit sn its all legal
The standard and professional versions also allow you to install it on two machines, as long as at least one is a portable and the copy on the portable device is used exclusively by the primary user of the first copy.
I'd still recommend installing straight from the discs so that you can easily customize the installation.
Student and Teacher License
why do that anyway?
I wouldnt give 10 seconds time to anything with MS on it. NeoOffice is free. ..and it has no blood on its hands like Gates does.
And it is MUCH faster on intel machines
just because its microsoft? if so that's kinda silly. i prefer office to anything out there hands down
The drag and drop should work and you would then put in your Office SN/code, whatever you call it. Be aware that if you have both machines running office at the same time, the 2nd one to start up office will tell you it has to quit because it has sniffed out the sn on the other machine. I run into this with my daughter's computer and mine. I'm loath to pay another $300 for office, so we just don't use word at the same time.
Am I a vile thieving criminal? Probably. I sleep pretty good at night though...