what happens when I return a computer that has licensed office on it?


  1. Posts : 14
    windows 10
       #1

    what happens when I return a computer that has licensed office on it?


    I want to return my dell computer to costco. I have already licensed the office suite on it (not 365). I am assuming I won't be able to use that key code on my replacement computer. So, how does this work?
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  2. pparks1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Just uninstall the product from the computer before you return it. You should be able to install Office on a new computer. Worst case scenario you end up doing one of the phone robocalls to reactivate it.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1110
       #3

    You can check the licence terms. These will be in your Office folders and can be seen online using MS License Terms - all products

    In my Office [2007], changing to a different device is permitted and there is no activation challenge when doing so. I believe that the terms of newer versions are similar but, if there is an activation problem, you might get bounced through to somewhere / someone and have to state that the old device has had Office removed / put beyond use.
    - There used to be a threshold of 90 days below which you could expect to get challenged.

    Denis
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