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Using MS Office on multiple computers for relatives?

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    Using MS Office on multiple computers for relatives?


    So with Office 360 (the $100/yr version) I get Office on up to 5 computers I believe. Is it possible to give a version (or allow a relative in another state) access to use/view/create word and PowerPoint files? If so, how do we do that?

    Note: I don't mean the online version. I know about that service and its not very good IMO.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I dunno, you could mail them a copy of your install disk and send them any activation data? Or, you can have them install Teamviewer and you can do it yourself, from where you are. You can transfer the install disk as an ISO image to the remote computer. Then using UltraISO or Magicdisk, you can mount the install disk, and install it, using your activation credentials.

    http://download.teamviewer.com/downl...r_Setup_en.exe

    Teamviewer is really easy to use, basically, you create an account, and connect ytour system to it. Then, you have the people on the other end install it and they can use your account. That way, you can see the system without having to mess with knowing those longs streams of password numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I dunno, you could mail them a copy of your install disk and send them any activation data?
    Nope. Office was purchased online.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You don't have the installation media then? If you have the email they sent you after you bought it, it may have a download link, they could try to install it remotely. Then you can use Teamviewer to get in and activate it with whatever key they gave you.

    OR they could log into your MS account and see if there are any download links for it in there. And you could still do it remotely using Teamviewer.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    The remote control (e.g. TeamViewer or LogMeIn) would be probably a good choice, as you have to sign in your Office 365 account from the computer where you want to install it. Install Office on more than one computer - support - Office.com It worked for me. So either use remote control or you have to give your relatives your password. (Or travel :-) )
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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Is it possible to give a version (or allow a relative in another state) access to use/view/create word and PowerPoint files?
    Technically - yes. Legally - no.
    Office 365 Home Premium: On four additional licensed computers and five licensed devices, for use only by members of the same household as the licensed subscriber.
    As a side note, your relatives can use free SkyDrive Web Apps to create MS Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.
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