I have done this type of transfer a couple times without an issue and all has worked well, but I'm wondering if I've just been lucky. In the past I have installed the software on the new machine, gotten the licence key off the old machine, uninstalled from old machine and activated the install on the new machine with the licence key off the old machine.
Doing a google search gives conflicting results about whether this is possible or not. Clearly I know it is possible, in some cases at least, but I'm wondering will it make a difference if it's OEM v's retail? Or will it work for certain versions of Office and not others e.g. home and student v's small business (I think in the past I've only done transfers of Home and Student)?
I'd appreciate any opinions or prior experience with this