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Upgrading from Office 2003 Basic OEM to Excel 2007

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by jpasher, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. jpasher

    jpasher Flightless Bird

    I have a slightly unique situation, so I'm trying to figure out exactly
    what is allowed per the licenses.

    Let's say I have two desktop machines both running Office 2003 Basic
    OEM. I want to upgrade to Excel 2007 on machine one. From what I've been
    able to find on the Internet, I can purchase a retail Excel 2007 upgrade
    license and be in compliance, since I have the licensed OEM version on
    this machine.

    Let's say that later I want to remove Excel 2007 from machine one and
    install it on machine two. Since I purchased a retail upgrade license,
    and machine two has it's own Office 2003 Basic OEM license, am I allowed
    to do this, or does the Excel 2007 "retail" turn into an OEM license
    per-se after I install it on machine one?

    Microsoft licensing can be so confusing... Thanks.


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  2. dgmacmi

    dgmacmi Flightless Bird

    Yes.

    When you install an Office upgrade or an Office application upgrade, the
    qualifying product becomes part of the license for that installation. When
    you uninstall the upgrade and install it on a different computer, the
    qualifying product for that installation becomes part of the license.

    Don

    "jpasher" <jpasher.44hljc@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have a slightly unique situation, so I'm trying to figure out exactly
    > what is allowed per the licenses.
    >
    > Let's say I have two desktop machines both running Office 2003 Basic
    > OEM. I want to upgrade to Excel 2007 on machine one. From what I've been
    > able to find on the Internet, I can purchase a retail Excel 2007 upgrade
    > license and be in compliance, since I have the licensed OEM version on
    > this machine.
    >
    > Let's say that later I want to remove Excel 2007 from machine one and
    > install it on machine two. Since I purchased a retail upgrade license,
    > and machine two has it's own Office 2003 Basic OEM license, am I allowed
    > to do this, or does the Excel 2007 "retail" turn into an OEM license
    > per-se after I install it on machine one?
    >
    > Microsoft licensing can be so confusing... Thanks.
    >
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