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Installing MS Office suite

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    Installing MS Office suite


    I have a retail version of MS Office Home and Student 2007 which is installed in my Win 7 computer.

    Now I have Win 8 Preview installed in VMware 4.0.2 in my Win 7 computer.

    How do I use MS Home and Student 2007 in Win 8 without having to install with the DVD ?
    I know I can install Home & Student using the DVD on the same computer as many time as I want, but is this Win 8 Preview considered another computer ?

    Thank you.

    t-4-2

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    A virtual machine is considered another computer by Microsoft and other vendors. Unless you have a 3 pc license, you cannot install and activate that copy of Office '07 in the virtual machine. Sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    A virtual machine is considered another computer by Microsoft and other vendors. Unless you have a 3 pc license, you cannot install and activate that copy of Office '07 in the virtual machine. Sorry
    Yes, my retail version has 3 Home PC Licenses. It is printed at the cover box.
    I used it first time on a Vista machine. 2nd time on a Win 7 machine. So I have one license left.

    I asked the question because I really don't want to use up my last license as I am not sure if I will eventually buy the Release to Public version. So far I am not " gung-ho " about this win 8.

    Thank you.

    t-4-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    A virtual machine is considered another computer by Microsoft and other vendors. Unless you have a 3 pc license, you cannot install and activate that copy of Office '07 in the virtual machine. Sorry
    Yes, my retail version has 3 Home PC Licenses. It is printed at the cover box.
    I used it first time on a Vista machine. 2nd time on a Win 7 machine. So I have one license left.

    I asked the question because I really don't want to use up my last license as I am not sure if I will eventually buy the Release to Public version. So far I am not " gung-ho " about this win 8.

    Thank you.

    t-4-2
    You can always install MS Office then uninstall it when you get the full version of Windows 8. Uninstalling Deactivates that one license so if you activate all 3 and you uninstall 1, then you would've only used up 2 out of your 3.
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    That comes to another question....
    The vista machine which had the first license installed is no longer in service.
    I did not uninstall the Home & Student from that Vista computer. Computer just went kaput.

    Does that mean I have that license back and that I have used only 1 license out of 3 ?
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    Yes. I will warn you that you may (or may not) have to call Microsoft to activate the 3rd license if that happened. I have never had to but you may.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    Yes. I will warn you that you may (or may not) have to call Microsoft to activate the 3rd license if that happened. I have never had to but you may.
    I assume your " Yes " means ...... in your opinion, I have still 2 licenses to use, although there may be a question mark on the 3rd one.
    Yes ?

    t-4-2

    P.S. Can't give you rep point, (only 1 point anyway), because I am told to give it to someone else before I can give any to you again.
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    When I said "Yes" I did mean that you have 2 licenses to use. Also, I looked in the Reputation and Badges thread and it says nothing about having to Rep someone else before you rep the same person. Maybe I'm wrong, but if you see the thumps up sign in the bottom left, you can click on it and give someone rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
    When I said "Yes" I did mean that you have 2 licenses to use. Also, I looked in the Reputation and Badges thread and it says nothing about having to Rep someone else before you rep the same person. Maybe I'm wrong, but if you see the thumps up sign in the bottom left, you can click on it and give someone rep.
    Yes, there is such a rule. Same as the one in Vistax64 and Seven forum.
    Go ask the people at Chill Out forum, or PM to one of the Mods.
    I tried to show you by way of screenshot, but this time I don't get the Browse button.
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