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Using MS Office on multiple computers for relatives?


BRKING

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#1
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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    Windows 8

XweAponX

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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/download/TeamViewer_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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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

XweAponX

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

JOD

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#5
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 :) )
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE G31M-ES2L
    Memory
    4 GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX550 Ti 1 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1980 x 1080

Vadikan

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#6
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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