Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Regarding MS Office, it depends from where you purchased it. Also, is the user keeping the old PC or or not. If a legal copy of Office was purchased from a non PC manufacturer (not pre-installed on the original PC) then Office has a license for 2 PCs (a desktop & a laptop). Student & Teacher Edition of Office comes with a license to install on 3 PCs. If it came pre-installed (e.g. from Dell) then it has a license for that PC ONLY. Yes, you get the big shaft when you purchase pre-installed Office. If the user is keeping the older PC then the second license must be used to install it on new PC).
OpenOffice.Org... as good as Microsoft Office for most people's uses and it's free. No worries about copying or transferring.
Not all commercial software has a freeware alternative that's a viable replacement. And some "viable replacements" are only viable if you're an uber geek and ready to twiddle for hours. But OpenOffice.Org is ready for prime time.
Hi All, I have an issue having reinstaleld my Windows office onto a new Dell harddrive. It works fine and everything but my name and details no longer appear on the "Licensed to" box on load up of software, nor in the item properties field following save etc. Did I accidentally skip the bit where i was suppossed to enter this info?
many thanks, Tux
Can I install old game hardware (95/98/ME) onto
my new computer with Windows XP? I have told yes by some and absolutely no by other.
It depends entirely on the specific hardware that you have in mind. Some may work, some may not.
I have a program that was put on my desktop for my business and now I want to put that onto my laptop. I do not have the cd's any longer. Am I able to copy that parogram someway?
My computer Dell was stolen and I have a windows xp disk. I want to know if I can install this legal copy of windows on a non dell computer
How do I cancel a registration on one machine so that I may register it on my new machine? I don't have the other PC any more and I need Office 2007 Pro Plus on my new machine. How can I do that?
I have puchased a new pc and it has windows xp preinstalled I have the recovery cd but what other software do I need to load to make this a standard PC.
I have an old computer with preinstalled Microsoft Office(so I don't have a CD).
I bought a new computer and I want to move MS Office on it(by that I mean that I don't care about keeping the copy on my old machine).
How could I do that?
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