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Solved Transferring Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013

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  1. lumix

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    I bought a new laptop to replace my old laptop. I want to transfer my copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 software from the old laptop to new laptop. I understand that I can transfer the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 software from the Microsoft Software license terms. It read as follows:

    If I interpret the above right, I am free to install the copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 into the new laptop. My question would be, how do I go about doing that? Do I need to call Microsoft to tell them I am installing Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 into the new laptop? Do I uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 from the old laptop first? Or do I install on the new laptop, activate it for the new laptop and then uninstall it from the old laptop? Any guidance on the steps to transfer Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 from old laptop to new laptop?


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  2. lochlomonder

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    Usually, you uninstall from the old machine, install on the new one, and then register it from there. Just make sure you have your product key handy.
     
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    You do have the Office CD right?
     
  4. lumix

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    I hope that's the way to do it. Don't want anything bad to happen if I do the steps wrong.
     
  5. lumix

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    What has CD got to do with transferring Office to another machine? Do I need a CD for that? I don't think so. I had to ask this question is I'm unclear if I can transfer the Office over to another machine and the steps in doing so.

    Some article said no because Microsoft said no at one time. If that policy is in place, unclear if that policy is for Office professional or Office Home and Business or Office Home and Student. Or if that policy is for Office Home and Student 2013 or Office Home and Student 2016? etc. etc.
     
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    you need the cd to install the software; you can't just 'transfer' a program across the internet. It must be installed on the second machine using the install dvd/cd.
     
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    If you have ever purchased a retail copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 or later, you will noticed that there is no more CD. It comes with a "nice" box and nothing else but a card with the product key. The software has to downloaded online.

    Same goes to most other software, such as Norton Security, just a box and no CD.
     
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    Thanks for the guidelines!! Most helpful and I think you answered the question. I will install later this weekend...
     
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