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Office 2007 OEM Upgrade to 2010 (Retail or OEM?)

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by trebor204, May 20, 2010.

  1. trebor204

    trebor204 Flightless Bird

    I just got a new computer (From Dell) with a purchased copy of 2007
    Student/Home Edition OEM version (1 license). I thought I ordered the the
    retail version (3 license) instead. I was wondering when I upgrade to 2010
    will I only 1-license version or the full retail version (3 license). Right
    now I have 3 versions of Office 2007 installed and wanting them to upgrade
    to 2010 when it comes out.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    The free upgrade will match the current License you own.
    I'd suggest you check your Dell paperwork to see if you did order / pay for
    a retail version

    "trebor204" <trebor204@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:929EA632-950C-4A35-AD87-AC4E0828C6F4@microsoft.com...
    > I just got a new computer (From Dell) with a purchased copy of 2007
    > Student/Home Edition OEM version (1 license). I thought I ordered the the
    > retail version (3 license) instead. I was wondering when I upgrade to
    > 2010
    > will I only 1-license version or the full retail version (3 license).
    > Right
    > now I have 3 versions of Office 2007 installed and wanting them to
    > upgrade
    > to 2010 when it comes out.
    >
    >
     
  3. On Thu, 20 May 2010 00:25:01 -0700, trebor204 wrote:

    > I just got a new computer (From Dell) with a purchased copy of 2007
    > Student/Home Edition OEM version (1 license). I thought I ordered the the
    > retail version (3 license) instead. I was wondering when I upgrade to 2010
    > will I only 1-license version or the full retail version (3 license). Right
    > now I have 3 versions of Office 2007 installed and wanting them to upgrade
    > to 2010 when it comes out.


    You might need to check with Dell to find the specifics for your order, but
    here is a page to help you identify your license designation.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA102240441033.aspx

    "To determine which License Terms apply to you check the license
    designation printed either on your product key, near the product name on
    your Certificate of Authenticity, or on the download page if you obtained
    your product key online.

    If your designation is FPP, then the Retail License Terms included with
    your software apply to you. If your designation is OEM, then the OEM
    License Terms included with your software apply to you. If your license
    designation is MLK, then the Media-less License Kit Terms included with
    your software apply to you."

    Microsoft Software License Terms (MSLT) for the 2007 Microsoft Office
    system

    Find the Microsoft Software License Terms (MSLT) for your Microsoft Office
    system product.

    MSLTs are available for Retail Products, Pre-installed Trial versions, and
    Home Use Rights. If you are unsure which License Terms apply to you, see
    the 2007 Microsoft Office Suites License Designations.

    Additional tips about License Terms - your specific License Terms provide
    the details you need.

    Office 2007 is used as an example

    In your 2007 version - click on Office Button - Options - Resources - About
    - View the Microsoft Software License Terms

    Normally the License terms includes sections for Retail License Terms, OEM
    License Terms and Media-Less License Terms (In Office 2010 - Product Key
    Card - PKC will replace Media-Less or MLK)

    Then, under the Installation and Use Rights, it specifically states how you
    can assign your license.

    For 2007 products, this is also a good resource page for License Terms in
    identifying the kind of product you have:

    If your designation is FPP, then the Retail License Terms below apply to
    you. If your designation is OEM, then the OEM License Terms below apply to
    you. If your designation is MLK, then the Media-less License Kit Terms
    below apply to you.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA102240441033.aspx

    Also, another helpful tip (IF it applies in your specific license terms) -
    READ your license terms to be sure you HAVE specific reassign useage

    Here is a REASSIGN * Example *

    REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE. You may reassign the license to a different
    device any number of times, but not more than one time every 90 days. If
    you reassign, that other device becomes the "licensed device." If you
    retire the licensed device due to hardware failure, you may reassign the
    license sooner.

    Other important issues are detailed in your License Terms as well - for
    example - UPGRADE OR CONVERSION

    David


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