Microsoft Confirms That Office 2013 Supports Just a Single Installation

Licenses can’t be transferred to a new computer, the company says

Office 2013 is alive and kicking but, even if it comes with so many great features and improvements, its licensing model may keep many users away from it.

Microsoft has recently confirmed that Office 2013 licenses can’t be transferred to another computer, with the company pointing to Office 365 for those who wish to run the productivity suite on multiple systems at the same time.

“The Office 2013 software is licensed to one computer for the life of that computer and is non-transferable (consistent with the rights and restrictions of Office 2010 PKC). In the event that a customer buys the Office 2013 software and installs it on a PC that fails under warranty, the customer can contact support to receive an exemption to activate the Office 2013 software on the replacement PC,” the company said in a blog post.

Office 365 Home Premium can be used on up to 5 different devices at the same time, be they Windows computers, tablets or Mac units. Office 365 University, on the other hand, supports only two devices.

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