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Old 11-14-2019, 03:01 PM
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Several years ago, I built a PC for an elderly relative and I purchased and installed Office 2016 for it. It is running on Windows 7 OS. She has been having problems with the PC running slow and also I have heard that support for Windows 7 ends in January, 2020.


I would like to build her another, faster PC with Windows 10 OS. I would also like to move Office 2016 over to it. She only uses Word on it and I told her once that having all that when all she needs is Word is like having a Lamborghini to drive back and forth to work when a Ford Escort would do the job.




Anyway, does anyone know if I can unregister the Office product key from her current PC and install Office 2016 on the new PC once I have everything up and running on it and use the product key there?



I know there are probably less expensive choices for a word processing program than the one that comes with Office 2016 but since I paid for it once already I would like to keep using it and I know that she doesn't like when things change and she has to learn some new program. It will be hard enough getting her used to Windows 10.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:21 AM
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Usually, the Office suite which comes preinstalled on the computer would be an OEM License and cannot be transferred to a different computer. If you want to install Office 2016 on a new computer, you first need to uninstall it from the existing computer, then install and activate it on the new computer.
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Usually, the Office suite which comes preinstalled on the computer would be an OEM License and cannot be transferred to a different computer.
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I purchased and installed Office 2016
RoadiJeff: There is no process for de-registering the Office product key. Although you should uninstall Office from the old PC, that doesn't de-register it. When you install Office 2016 on the new PC, you may be unable to activate it by simply adding the product key. In that case, you'll need to use the telephone activation method.
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RoadiJeff: There is no process for de-registering the Office product key. Although you should uninstall Office from the old PC, that doesn't de-register it. When you install Office 2016 on the new PC, you may be unable to activate it by simply adding the product key. In that case, you'll need to use the telephone activation method.

Yes, the PC that the copy of Office 2016 is currently on was built by me. I installed Windows 7 plus all the software on it, including Office 2016.

That sounds doable as far as the phone activation. I've done that before and while it is a bit tedious, it works. Thanks.
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I've done that before and while it is a bit tedious, it works.
Less tedious if you don't interact with the answering system and wait for a person to answer.
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