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Deactivating Product Key

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by BHarper, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. BHarper

    BHarper Flightless Bird

    I have a laptop that just died after less than 3 years. It still works well
    enough to get into it, but it's not reliable enough to be usable. I had put
    the full MS Office Small Business version on that computer and two others.
    Is there a way to deactivate that product key so I can use my third valid key
    on a new laptop?
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You have 3 licenses? Uninstall from the dying one and install on the
    replacement.

    BHarper wrote:

    > I have a laptop that just died after less than 3 years. It still works well
    > enough to get into it, but it's not reliable enough to be usable. I had put
    > the full MS Office Small Business version on that computer and two others.
    > Is there a way to deactivate that product key so I can use my third valid key
    > on a new laptop?
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "BHarper" <BHarper@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B7E09728-E0E6-439D-AD3E-DB8B4F7E4B0A@microsoft.com...
    > I have a laptop that just died after less than 3 years. It still works
    > well
    > enough to get into it, but it's not reliable enough to be usable. I had
    > put
    > the full MS Office Small Business version on that computer and two others.
    > Is there a way to deactivate that product key so I can use my third valid
    > key
    > on a new laptop?


    I noted Bob I's surprise at three license uses. Small Business 2003 or 2007
    retail only allows one machine as a primary and a second "portable" machine
    for the exclusive use of the primary user of the primary machine. Now if
    you have a volume license that would not apply.

    If the license allows it, just install onto the new machine and let the old
    one die. There is no deactivation method available or desirable.
     
  4. RNewkirk

    RNewkirk Flightless Bird

    LVTravel makes a great point, without knowing if you’re a
    multi-licensed user, this is a hard question to answer. You might want
    to take a look at the Technical Support Page on the Microsoft Small
    Business Center to check out the portability of your specific product.


    Microsoft Small Business Center/Technical Support:
    http://bit.ly/dhaxi8


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