Does the 2nd install HAVE to be on a porrtable computer? I want to buy this for my office PC, but I'd like to install the second copy on my home PC, not on my laptop. Will the installation routine restrict me from doing this?
I have installed on two machines with no problem - both from the same location. The discussions that I saw for Office 2007 indicate that no one had a problem installing on two machines regardless of location. Also - the Home and Student version allows installation on three machines.
The Agreement for Office 2007 says: INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. Before you use the software under a license, you must assign that license to one device. That device is the "licensed device." A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate device. a. Licensed Device. You may install and use one copy of the software on the licensed device. b. Portable Device. You may install another copy on a portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device.
I assume that it will be the same for Office 2010.
My wife and I share a desktop pc with our own user accounts. Currently we use Office 2003 and have separate Outlook accounts. The licensing for 2010 is very confusing. I hope we can install a single license on our desktop, and still have two unique logins without having to purchase multiple licenses on a single computer. On our laptop, that we also share, it sounds like only one of us can have a valid license. Unless, I am totally misunderstanding Microsoft's definition of one user. Can anyone clarify this for me?
what does it mean by portable device? My laptop is my primary and I guess by nature it is "portable" and my desktop is stationary and secondary. Do they mean my desktop should be my primary install location?