Dual Boot - basic question

Posted: 02-17-2007, 05:07 PM
Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista, and
I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under Vista,
would I need to install the program onto the computer a second time, and
what are the licencing implications?

Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
A


Dual Boot - basic question


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Frankster
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-17-2007, 05:34 PM
Right, you'd have to install it again. As for licensing... AFAIK, you can
have as many copies installed on one computer as you like. Whether it is
licensed by users or by computers or by device, the end result is that it is
installed on one computer for use by one user, right?

-Frank

"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>
> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
> A
>
>
Rock
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-18-2007, 02:33 AM
"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote
> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>
> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
If you want to know what the licensing implications / restrictions are, read
the license agreement for that Office version.
--
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

Chad Harris
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-18-2007, 03:43 AM
Alex--

Whichever version of Office (you did not reveal) you need to install it on
XP and then you need to install it on your Vista boot. You are okay under
the terms of the EULA/license to do this. You cannot shortcut to XP say,
and run Office that you installed on XP from your Vista boot--at least not
very well. Go on and install Office on the Vista boot if you have installed
it on the XP boot.

In general you can install Office on one pc and one lap top. If you have a
dual boot on either machine you can install it to each boot.

This means that you can install it on your laptop, but not your wife's
laptop. It is important to understand that the EULA allows you to install
the second copy of Office on a portable device like a laptop, not just some
any other PC. In summary, you can install a retail copy on your desktop PC
and your laptop. It does not mean that you can install it on two desktop
PCs. You don't have the right to install it on two PCs. You have the right
to install it on one desktop PC and one of your own laptops.

I don't believe, but you can check that the EULA addresses dual boot but
Office sure will install on a dual boot or a multiboot for each OS and I
don't believe MSFT has a problem with that.

Where can I read the EULA?
The EULA is in the online help files for all Office applications. Open up
one of the programs, such as Excel, and look in the Contents tab for "End
User License Agreement".


Good luck,


CH


"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>
> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
> A
>
>
Adam Albright
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-18-2007, 03:52 AM
On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 18:33:21 -0800, "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote:
>"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote
>
>> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
>> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
>> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
>> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>>
>> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
>
>If you want to know what the licensing implications / restrictions are, read
>the license agreement for that Office version.
I think I figued out what MVP stands for: Microsoft Very Prejudiced

What's buried in the fine print of Microsoft overly protective license
agreements includes but is not limited to:

Microsoft reserves the right to:

1. Your first born male child.

2. Squealing to your mother-in-law about all the porn your download.

3. A solemn promise to continue to release buggy software that's not
ready for retail distribution, hasn't been fully tested and never
has all the features promised in early press releases or betas.

Ok, I was being funny. What follows is Microsoft's REAL idea of being
obnoxious, overbearing, self-important. Some of the things buried deep
inside their license agreement are downright shameful, borderline
illegal and invasive. Write your Congressman!

Really, check it out and read carefully. Just a small sampling.

For example did you know Microsoft reserves the right to:

Restrict functionality through invalidation.

Impose filtering of content. Legal owners of protected works may ask
Microsoft to revoke the software's ability to use Windows Media
digital rights management to play copy protected content. That means a
copyright holder of one protected movie or music file that may reside
on your computer may take away your ability to play another from a
different copyright holder, if any owner of a protected work (not YOU
the computer owner) chooses to cut back the Windows' Media Player's
features. Aren't you glad you gave Microsoft $160 or more to upgrade?
And you thought you could decide how to use YOUR copy of Windows on
your computer in your home. LOL! Don't be silly.

Read item #4 on the below link very carefully. You are prohibited from
working around any technical limitations in the software. In other
words Microsoft, the assholes they are prohibit anyone in engaging in
anticircumvention of what they foolishly call technical protection
measures. In other words in spite of the fact you paid big bucks for
the right to use a buggy version of Windows you must continue to use
the buggy version you got and not attempt to fix it. You can't fix
Windows (legally) even if you now how. Only in America are you
expected to keep using something that is broken.

http://wendy.seltzer.org/blog/archiv..._the_user.html


Chad Harris
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-18-2007, 03:56 AM
Alex--

In addition to your Office providing the EULA, you can read most EULAs from
here:

http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/

CH

"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>
> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
> A
>
>
Alex
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-18-2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks All - all my questions answered. Am off to install it into the
Vista parition

Alex

"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>
> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
> A
>
>

GTS
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 02-18-2007, 05:28 PM
I'm also about to add Vista for dual boot to my XP machine. In the past,
with other dual boot configs, I've installed programs under the new OS to
the existing OS1 directory. e.g. install office under vista to same dir as
XP office. Does this pose any problem with Vista?
--

"Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> time, and what are the licencing implications?
>
> Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
> A
>
>

Tom
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 04-25-2007, 10:00 PM
Chad,

When you install Office 2007 on the new Vista partition, will it find
files/documents already present in the XP partiton? In other words, will I
be able to use documents I already have created in the Xp environment?

\Tom

"Chad Harris" wrote:
> Alex--
>
> Whichever version of Office (you did not reveal) you need to install it on
> XP and then you need to install it on your Vista boot. You are okay under
> the terms of the EULA/license to do this. You cannot shortcut to XP say,
> and run Office that you installed on XP from your Vista boot--at least not
> very well. Go on and install Office on the Vista boot if you have installed
> it on the XP boot.
>
> In general you can install Office on one pc and one lap top. If you have a
> dual boot on either machine you can install it to each boot.
>
> This means that you can install it on your laptop, but not your wife's
> laptop. It is important to understand that the EULA allows you to install
> the second copy of Office on a portable device like a laptop, not just some
> any other PC. In summary, you can install a retail copy on your desktop PC
> and your laptop. It does not mean that you can install it on two desktop
> PCs. You don't have the right to install it on two PCs. You have the right
> to install it on one desktop PC and one of your own laptops.
>
> I don't believe, but you can check that the EULA addresses dual boot but
> Office sure will install on a dual boot or a multiboot for each OS and I
> don't believe MSFT has a problem with that.
>
> Where can I read the EULA?
> The EULA is in the online help files for all Office applications. Open up
> one of the programs, such as Excel, and look in the Contents tab for "End
> User License Agreement".
>
>
> Good luck,
>
>
> CH
>
>
> "Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:eGRAYYrUHHA.4076@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> > Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and Vista,
> > and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
> > Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
> > time, and what are the licencing implications?
> >
> > Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
> > A
> >
> >
>
>
Rick Rogers
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Re: Dual Boot - basic question
Posted: 04-26-2007, 12:37 AM
Hi,

(Not Chad, but) Yes, but you may need to take ownership of them or the
folders they are housed in before you get access to them.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Chad,
>
> When you install Office 2007 on the new Vista partition, will it find
> files/documents already present in the XP partiton? In other words, will
> I
> be able to use documents I already have created in the Xp environment?
>
> \Tom
>
> "Chad Harris" wrote:
>
>> Alex--
>>
>> Whichever version of Office (you did not reveal) you need to install it
>> on
>> XP and then you need to install it on your Vista boot. You are okay
>> under
>> the terms of the EULA/license to do this. You cannot shortcut to XP say,
>> and run Office that you installed on XP from your Vista boot--at least
>> not
>> very well. Go on and install Office on the Vista boot if you have
>> installed
>> it on the XP boot.
>>
>> In general you can install Office on one pc and one lap top. If you have
>> a
>> dual boot on either machine you can install it to each boot.
>>
>> This means that you can install it on your laptop, but not your wife's
>> laptop. It is important to understand that the EULA allows you to install
>> the second copy of Office on a portable device like a laptop, not just
>> some
>> any other PC. In summary, you can install a retail copy on your desktop
>> PC
>> and your laptop. It does not mean that you can install it on two desktop
>> PCs. You don't have the right to install it on two PCs. You have the
>> right
>> to install it on one desktop PC and one of your own laptops.
>>
>> I don't believe, but you can check that the EULA addresses dual boot but
>> Office sure will install on a dual boot or a multiboot for each OS and I
>> don't believe MSFT has a problem with that.
>>
>> Where can I read the EULA?
>> The EULA is in the online help files for all Office applications. Open
>> up
>> one of the programs, such as Excel, and look in the Contents tab for "End
>> User License Agreement".
>>
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>>
>> CH
>>
>>
>> "Alex" <alex@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:eGRAYYrUHHA.4076@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> > Am I right in thinking that if i had a dual boot system eg XP and
>> > Vista,
>> > and I was running Office under XP, if I wanted to run Office also under
>> > Vista, would I need to install the program onto the computer a second
>> > time, and what are the licencing implications?
>> >
>> > Thanks, and apologies if i have missed something obvious
>> > A
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
 
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