Reacting quickly to reports that the Office 2013 license was tied to the first PC that it gets installed on, Microsoft, to put things in the right perspective, has thought it prudent to issue clarifications about Office 2013 and Office 365 licensing, its installation and its transferability.
This is how Office 2010 and Office 2013 licenses compare:
- 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). If 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.
- Office 365 Home Premium works across up to 5 devices (Windows tablets, PCs or Macs) and can be activated and deactivated across devices.
- Office 365 University works across 2 devices (Windows tablets, PCs or Macs) and can be activated and deactivated across devices.
It is important to note that Office 2013 suites have consistent rights and restrictions regarding transferability as the equivalent Office 2010 PKC, which was chosen by a majority of Office 2010 customers worldwide says Microsoft.
Hope this clarifies the issues regarding transferability of Office licenses. You may check out the Microsoft Office 2013 & Office 365 editions & pricing here.