Office 2011 on multiple Macs

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    If I purchase the single user business edition of Office 2011 will it install on 2 Macs?

    I know the licence is for 1 but WILL it install and work on 2?
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You can install it, but because you are only given 1 activation number, you will not be able to activate it (Microsoft knows).
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm

    On the 2008 edition you could use the same licence key on multiple machines and it worked. Was just wondering if 2011 was the same?
     
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    Facepalm...

    And people wonder why pirate software is so attractive, with tactics like this Microsoft are basically encouraging multi-Mac households to pirate their software.

    I was going to buy Office 2011 the minute it was announced but I'm glad I checked the licencing conditions before I did. They've lost my business and I'm quite sure I'm not the only one who has reconsidered. My choice is to spend far more legitimately licencing every Mac I own (far in excess than the cost of Office 2008) or skipping it entirely. I'll opt for the latter.

    As always the honest customer is inconvenienced and piracy flourishes as a result. I really don't think that people are going to suddenly start paying 2-3x more for Office due to draconian licencing conditions, they'll just nip over to their nearest P2P site instead and end up paying nothing.
     
  6. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Couldn’t agree more.

    I have 3 Macs in my house. I want the business edition and I’m buggered if I’m going to buy it twice.

    I’ll stick with 2008.

    Nobody wins!
     
  7. cs4160 macrumors member

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    number of licenses on upgrade

    Just bought into the mac platform. I bought office with the new imacs mid august. the only reason i bought office is because they had just recently announced their free upgrade policy otherwise i would have just waited until 2011 came out.

    The student home version that i got had 3 licenses... it appears that the "free" upgrade will only apply to one license...i can only upgrade one of my computers. Can anyone confirm that?
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    To be fair, they lowered the price dramatically. Office 2008 Business was $400. Office 2011 Home & Business is $200 for a single license and $280 for a two-pack.
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    You have a single license that lets you install it on 3 Macs in your household. When you upgrade, you'll get a single license for the Family Pack, which also allows 3 installations on Macs in your household. Check the FAQ:

    https://www.techg.arvatousa.com/OfficeMacTechG/FAQ.aspx#28
     
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  11. DWF1 macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 license version 2011 Home & Business. I notice it says 1 user 2 Macs. Can I install this on mine and my wife's Mac in the same house?
     
  12. BigBuffNav macrumors newbie

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  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Sure, common property. Nothing illegal about that.
     

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