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  1. valis

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    http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2013/02/sorry-you-cant-transfer-office-2013-to-your-new-pc/

    the gist of it is below:
    I'm not entirely sure that this guy is 100% accurate; that sounds like something a different software company may try, but I've not seen this with MS before.......
     
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    Looks like MS is doing it with at least the retail version of Office 2013

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/microsoft-software-license-agreement-FX103576343.aspx
    EDIT: And a happy birthday to you!
     
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    man, that seems odd for MS. Wonder if the price is going to drop; doubt it, I've been fiddling with 2013 for a few months now, and it's just as robust as 2010 was.....

    ***edit*** Thanks, Chuck! :)
     
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    Makes you wonder if they are locking it to a specific motherboard or some combination of motherboard and attached hardware. Didn't they have some version of Windows or Office that would say it was no longer licensed if you were to say add a second hard drive and a new video controller at the same time?
     
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    Yeah, I remember that as well, but wasn't that more of a glitch?

    SOMETHING must be in the pipeline.....wonder if they are thinking about those 20 buck computers that are coming out.....
     
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    It appeared - at first - that you could install in the event of a system crash and perhaps new hard drive, but not to a DIFFERENT computer

    The essence of what has been said in the link valis attached seems too widely reported not to be correct
    http://www.theage.com.au/technology...13-die-with-your-computer-20130208-2e3a1.html

    Perhaps as stated it is a move towards the Office 365 - rent for monthly or 365 days

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/home-premium/


    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/DisplayOffice365ComparePage

    Five PC`s at £79.99 per year


    A bad move by Microsoft - me thinks and from what I read their PR dept and their technical dept do not appear to know the RIGHT answer

     
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    and while I am here
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    MHR
     
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    great minds, eh? :)
     
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