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License Key Legality

Posted on 2011-10-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I bought MS Office 2007 from a Microsoft Discount Program and paid for a backup disc.  Am I legally allowed to sell or transfer the product if it has already been installed/registered, but has been uninstalled from my machine?
Question by:zeroblues
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Is it OEM?

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I would guess so since it is not tied to any specific manufacturer, but its not a brick and mortar retail purchase.
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With OEM it is such that can can't be transfered to any PC other than the one it had been activated on originally.
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Lee W, MVP earned 1500 total points
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You have to read the license agreement:

1. OEM copies CANNOT be legally transferred.
2. Retail copies CAN be legally transferred (though I would never try or more to the point, buy - I wouldn't trust the seller).
3. Volume license copies CANNOT be legally transferred
4. MSDN/Technet type copies CANNOT be legally transferred.

The license agreement is not that long and the section should be fairly obvious.

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