Office 2010 Windows key in on Mac version

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NutFlush920, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. NutFlush920 macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2011
    Sorry on advance if this is the wrong area.

    I purchased Microsoft Office 2010 Professional for Windows though the Home Use Program about a year go and now converted both my computers to Mac for obvious reasons. The HUP only allows one purchase. Can I just use my Windows product key with Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac?

    I already have the installer from my wife's HUP purchase of Office 2011 for Mac. I just need a key to use on the 2nd Mac. I won't be using the Windows version anymore and have no need for it but, don't want to waste the license either. So, I figured this should be allowed.

    Other options are:
    1. Can I use one key on 2 Macs?
    2. If I call Microsoft will they exchange keys for me since I have a legit copy and aren't trying to "steal" it?

    What do y'all think?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I believe that the keys are only valid to the OS version they came with. I also highly doubt Microsoft will "exchange" keys for the different OS.

    Your best bet it to purchase the Mac version of MS Office legitimately.

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