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"Non-commercial use" of OneNote after upgrade to Office Standard?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by James0007, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. James0007

    James0007 Flightless Bird

    Just a quick licensing question. I just upgraded from Home & Student to
    Office Standard.

    After installing Standard, I then uninstalled the Home & Student edition.

    When I started Office Standard for the first time, the "non-commerical use
    only" headers were there for a second or two, then disappeared and never came
    back.

    So that's fixed.

    BUT -- I still want to use OneNote, so I reinstalled it from the Office Home
    & Student CD. Unfortunately, it still displays the "non-commerical use only"
    header.

    I would think that since I've upgrade to Office Standard, OneNote would
    recognize that and also stop displaying the "non-commercial use".

    Am I wrong? Can I NOT use OneNote for commercial purposes even though I've
    upgraded to Office Standard? Or is there some other fee I have to pay? (If
    there is, I'm gonna be a very unhappy Microsoft customer! ;-)

    If, however, it IS now legal to use it for business purposes, how can I get
    rid of the "non-commerical use only" header?
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    One Note isn't part of Office 2007 Standard Edition. If you want to use
    One Note in a business environment you would need a retail version or
    upgrade to a Version of Office 2007 that contains it.

    James0007 wrote:
    > Just a quick licensing question. I just upgraded from Home & Student to
    > Office Standard.
    >
    > After installing Standard, I then uninstalled the Home & Student edition.
    >
    > When I started Office Standard for the first time, the "non-commerical use
    > only" headers were there for a second or two, then disappeared and never came
    > back.
    >
    > So that's fixed.
    >
    > BUT -- I still want to use OneNote, so I reinstalled it from the Office Home
    > & Student CD. Unfortunately, it still displays the "non-commerical use only"
    > header.
    >
    > I would think that since I've upgrade to Office Standard, OneNote would
    > recognize that and also stop displaying the "non-commercial use".
    >
    > Am I wrong? Can I NOT use OneNote for commercial purposes even though I've
    > upgraded to Office Standard? Or is there some other fee I have to pay? (If
    > there is, I'm gonna be a very unhappy Microsoft customer! ;-)
    >
    > If, however, it IS now legal to use it for business purposes, how can I get
    > rid of the "non-commerical use only" header?
    >
     
  3. James0007

    James0007 Flightless Bird

    Re: "Non-commercial use" of OneNote after upgrade to Office Standa

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > One Note isn't part of Office 2007 Standard Edition. If you want to use
    > One Note in a business environment you would need a retail version or
    > upgrade to a Version of Office 2007 that contains it.
    >


    Okay, let me see if I understand this correctly ...

    I paid $159 for Home & Student plus another $289 for Office Standard; for a
    pre-tax total of $448 -- which is roughly $50 more than if I had just bought
    Office Standard in the first place (or, alternatively, just bought Office
    Small Business at the non-upgrade full price).

    And now Microsoft wants ANOTHER $79.95 (U.S.) from me to legally use OneNote
    in a business environment? Uh, I don't think so. I'm a 100%-no
    apologies-capitalist kind of guy, but that's ridiculous.

    Why not give the buyer credit for that extra $50 and allow him/her to just
    pay the difference of $30 to bring it up to $79.95?

    Yes, the software is good and yes, you get what you pay for. But you
    shouldn't have to pay MORE than you would have if you'd bought the same
    quantity and type of software components in a different "arrangement".

    This is the kind of pricing structure that makes people say negative things
    about Microsoft. (Guess I just did, huh?)

    As it stands, I'm just going to uninstall OneNote and go back to the free
    utilities I'd been using previously to do the same type of work.

    Microsoft, I'm disappointed.

    James
    P.S. - And another thing ... what's the reasoning behind putting OneNote in
    both the cheapest and the most expensive Office suites, and nothing in
    between??
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Re: "Non-commercial use" of OneNote after upgrade to Office Standa

    First you aren't talking to Microsoft here, this is just public
    newsgroup that Microsoft hosts for users to discuss problems and
    solutions. We are just Office users here. Second, apparently you seem to
    believe if you spend money and buy things that you don't need that
    someone else is responsible to sort out what your needs were after the
    fact? I merely stated what it says on the licensing. Why did you buy
    Home and Student in the first place? As an example, try telling Toyota
    that you want them to refund the price difference between a Prius that
    you bought and the Tundra pickup you really need.

    James0007 wrote:

    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>One Note isn't part of Office 2007 Standard Edition. If you want to use
    >>One Note in a business environment you would need a retail version or
    >>upgrade to a Version of Office 2007 that contains it.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Okay, let me see if I understand this correctly ...
    >
    > I paid $159 for Home & Student plus another $289 for Office Standard; for a
    > pre-tax total of $448 -- which is roughly $50 more than if I had just bought
    > Office Standard in the first place (or, alternatively, just bought Office
    > Small Business at the non-upgrade full price).
    >
    > And now Microsoft wants ANOTHER $79.95 (U.S.) from me to legally use OneNote
    > in a business environment? Uh, I don't think so. I'm a 100%-no
    > apologies-capitalist kind of guy, but that's ridiculous.
    >
    > Why not give the buyer credit for that extra $50 and allow him/her to just
    > pay the difference of $30 to bring it up to $79.95?
    >
    > Yes, the software is good and yes, you get what you pay for. But you
    > shouldn't have to pay MORE than you would have if you'd bought the same
    > quantity and type of software components in a different "arrangement".
    >
    > This is the kind of pricing structure that makes people say negative things
    > about Microsoft. (Guess I just did, huh?)
    >
    > As it stands, I'm just going to uninstall OneNote and go back to the free
    > utilities I'd been using previously to do the same type of work.
    >
    > Microsoft, I'm disappointed.
    >
    > James
    > P.S. - And another thing ... what's the reasoning behind putting OneNote in
    > both the cheapest and the most expensive Office suites, and nothing in
    > between??
     

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