How many computer can I install my office 2010 on?

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  1. jd1010

    jd1010 Notebook Evangelist

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    I bought Microsoft Office 2010 last week through the the ultimate steal program. I installed it on my main laptop and I'd like to install it on my other. Am I allowed to do this or is the license only for one computer?
     
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    Are you referring to the "Professional Academic" edition? I'm trying to find out myself, but I think its 2 computers (One main device and one Portable device as it says in the license terms) but i think u can install and activate on any 2 computers. Can anyone confirm this?

    Also, in the ultimate steal program, you can purchase Office 2010 Professional Academic for $79.95 plus an optional $13 for a backup disc. In normal academic retailers, they sell a boxed copy for $99. I was wondering if there is any difference between the two products in terms of licensing, as in how many computers can I install and if it is transferrable? I hope its not like the product keycard where you install once, thats it.
     
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    You can find the license terms for any version of MS Office 2010 here:
    "Microsoft Software License Terms (MSLT) for Microsoft Office 2010"
    Download details: MSLT for Microsoft Office 2010

    Basically, except for the Home and Student Version which is 3 computers.

    AS DESCRIBED BELOW, USING THE SOFTWARE ALSO OPERATES AS YOUR CONSENT TO
    THE TRANSMISSION OF CERTAIN COMPUTER INFORMATION DURING ACTIVATION,
    VALIDATION AND FOR INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.
    IF YOU COMPLY WITH THESE LICENSE TERMS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS BELOW FOR
    EACH LICENSE YOU ACQUIRE.
    1. OVERVIEW. The software is licensed on a per copy per device basis. A
    hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device.
    2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a. One Copy per Device. You may install one copy of the software on one
    device. That device is the “licensed device.”

    b. Licensed Device. You may only use one copy of the software on the
    licensed device at a time.
    c. Portable Device. You may install another copy of the software on a
    portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device.

    d. Separation of Components. The components of the software are licensed
    as a single unit. You may not separate the components and install them on
    different devices.
    e. Alternative Versions. The software may include more than one version,
    such as 32-bit and 64-bit. You may install and use only one version at a
    time.
    3. ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.

    Although I don't know how Microsoft would know if the second device is a Portable Device or not but the assumption is that since both devices are owned by the primary user that that user would not be using both devices at the same time.
     
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    jd1010 Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the help
     
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