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Microsoft comes to its senses, allows Office 2013 to move PCs


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Original Office 2013 EULA meant that the license died when your PC did.

In a substantial regression from the terms offered for Office 2010, the original Office 2013 license died with your PC. You couldn't install a retail copy of Office on a new PC, even if you removed it from the old one.

But after much public outcry, Microsoft has relented. The Office 2013 terms and conditions are being updated so that transfers are allowed. You'll be allowed one transfer every 90 days unless the transfers are due to hardware failures. (In that case they can be made immediately.)

The change is effective immediately, but it will take some time before it trickles out to the activation servers. If you're transferring Office 2013 to a different PC and activation fails, you'll have to call customer support. Microsoft insists that the support people know the score and will be able to activate you manually.


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Good to see. Is it me or is Microsoft suddenly becoming far more responsive to users now that Steven Sinofsky is gone?

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I think they might want to rid themselves of any residual Sinofsky-related "anything" that negatively impacts their 'bread and butter' products.

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This was inevitable from the paying Customers' point-of-view - Microsoft Office remains one of the most exorbitantly priced software. One can purchase more than a couple of OS for the price of a single Office license.

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