Office 2010 Re-install question

  1. Sven1458's Avatar
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    windows 10

    Office 2010 Re-install question

    Hi All,
    I have an old laptop that needs replacing. It runs windows
    10 home and also has Office 2010 installed. Office 2010 came with a 3 install
    license and the last install was on this computer.
    After I get my new laptop, I would like to reinstall office 2010 on it.
    Q: how do I do that? Is there a way to uninstall and thus get back
    the install to be able to install on the new laptop?
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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  3. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    I have a 3 license pack of Office 2010 and researched this issue several years ago when I purchased it.

    Here is my understanding:

    The 3 licenses are good for 3 working installations, NOT just "3 installs".

    You can install as often as needed provided you don't exceed 3 working installations. In the worst case scenario you may have to use phone activation, wait to speak to a real person, then explain.

    3 working installations means exactly that, 3 working PCs. If it was installed on 3 PCs and 1 PC failed, then that means it’s now 2 working installations. You can install on the same PC as often as required.

    Microsoft activation servers can detect that the program was installed at some stage, but cannot tell what PC it was installed on.

    There is no “deactivation” process. You can uninstall from the old PC, but that doesn’t seem to be required.

    If online activation fails with a message of “too many installations” use phone activation, do not respond to any prompts until given the option to speak to a real person, then explain you are installing after a failure of the previous PC and are within the 3 working installation limit.

    The 3 licenses are good for use on any 3 working PCs, regardless of when built, when rebuilt, when installed, etc.
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  4. Sven1458's Avatar
    Posts : 223
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to both of you. I will uninstall it, because i will be giving it away.
    I hope the install will work, but if not, i call MS
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