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Retail copies of Office 2013 are tied to a single computer forever

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year and a half ago

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An anonymous reader writes "With the launch of Office 2013 Microsoft has seen fit to upgrade the terms of the license agreement, and it’s not in favor of the end user. It seems installing a copy of the latest version of Microsoft’s Office suite of apps ties it to a single machine. For life.

On previous versions of Office it was a different story. The suite was associated with a “Licensed Device” and could only be used on a single device. But there was nothing to stop you uninstalling Office and installing it on another machine perfectly legally. With that option removed, Office 2013 effectively becomes a much more expensive proposition for many."

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slartibartfastatp (613727) | about a year and a half ago | (#42886801)

What if you install that on a virtual machine? Or, does the license allows the user to do that?

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