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Microsoft Restricting Office 2013 License to Single Computer

No more ability to uninstall Office and reinstall on a newer machine

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Microsoft yesterday confirmed that a retail copy of Office 2013 is permanently tied to the first PC on which it's installed, preventing customers from deleting the suite from one machine they own and installing it on another.

The move is a change from past Office end-user licensing agreements (EULAs), experts said, and is another way Microsoft is pushing customers, especially consumers, to opt for new "rent-not-own" subscription plans.

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  1. The move is a change from past Office end-user licensing agreements (EULAs), experts said, and is another way Microsoft is pushing customers, especially consumers, to opt for new “rent-not-own” subscription plans Linux.

    FIFY.

  2. I’m glad I bought Office 2010 prior to 2013 coming out. The new license restrictions are terrible for a single person who frequently upgrades their computers. LibreOffice will probably get a boost from this move.

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