Workaround for multiple macs & Microsoft Word?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dearlou, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. dearlou macrumors newbie


    Oct 11, 2015
    I have a legit version of Office 2011 on my iMac. Have purchased a new Macbook - do you think I can find the disc... of course not.

    Any ideas to get around this to install Office on my Macbook without essentially buying the same again? As I know you can install it up to so many times. Thanks.
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    I believe Microsoft's license allows you to install it on one machine. If you have more than one machine, you have to buy additional licenses. The Office 365 subscription might be different.
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    The original standalone installer for the non-Professional Office suite covered one Mac, and that hasn't changed. MS's activation servers are better equipped to sniff out multiple installs now, FWIW.

    If you need your single-install SN, MS has them on record. Contact them, I don't have a link.

    Office 365 Home, a monthly subscription, covers up to 5 PC/Mac installs. Amazon sells discounted licenses (key cards) for Home, your best "deal" for installing on multiple PCs or Macs.

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