Activation: What if I get a new computer? Can I transfer the software?
Once you have activated a software product, the unique product key becomes linked to your physical computer in Microsoft's systems. If you try to install the software on a second computer, you will get an error.
If you want to transfer the software permanently to a second computer, you will need to activate the product by phone for the second computer after completely uninstalling the software from the first computer. There may be a charge associated with moving the activation from one computer to another, and Microsoft may limit the number of times the software can be moved.
It is up to you to contact Microsoft and resolve any activation issues. The University cannot intervene on your behalf and cannot provide you with additional product keys.
Note: Microsoft Office suites and applications (e.g. Office Professional, FrontPage, Publisher, etc.) are licensed to run on one desktop computer and on a second portable computer for your exclusive use only. Office installation media should allow activations on two computers.
Last updated March 27, 2012 @ 8:50 am