Mac office 2011 family, use 1 licence on a PC

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    Bought MS office 2011 family pack which has 3 users/activations allowed. Do you know of any can be put on a PC?

    I don't want or need the 365, want it non rented/subscription. 2011 us enough for me. Want MS office not libre etc.

    Can't find site on MS to check, only for 365 etc. It's just I want to use 1 activation on a PC, we currently only have 1 used on our iMac, I bought the 3 user in anticipation of getting a Macbook later, which will in summer think.

    Thanks
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    No, your Mac Office license is only good for installation on a Mac. You would need to purchase a Windows version (Office 2013, or stand alone Office 2016 for Windows). Microsoft is all about getting the most $ from you. o_O
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks is what I expected but as the new 365 allows 5 activations of mixed PC and Mac thought (hoped!) maybe I could.

    I don't want a yearly subscription office either. An older version is fine for me, thinking of a surface so need a office version but have to factor in the cost.

    What's the last version where you can just buy outright and ideally multiple licences in one purchase?
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I may be wrong but I don't believe Microsoft has ever issued a version of Office with multiple licenses that could be interchanged between a Mac and PC. I keep a 3 X install version of Mac Office 2011 and also a 1 X install version of Office 2010 for that very reason so I can use Office on both my Macs and PC.
     
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. So what's the last Windows without subscription and multiple user?
     
  6. AtomicDusk macrumors member

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    Office 365 does indeed offer mixed installs. I have a subscription through work and it installs on my mac and pc.
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68000

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    The OP does not want a subscription. And yes, Office 365 does offer mixed installs but as far as I know, MS has never offered a stand alone version of Office that could be installed on both a Mac and PC. That's what he's looking for.
     

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