I am currently running MS Office Professional 2010 (single-user) on my laptop with Windows 8. My coworker purchased MS Project Standard 2013, and he was informed by MS support that both he and I could install Project on our respective machines
at the same time.
I can install his version of Project on my laptop, but I am unable to activate it. As a result, I can open and review files, but some of the functionality is reduced. Both he and I have talked to MS support, but we are getting different answers,
so I thought I'd try here.
First, is Project Standard 2013 compatible with Office Professional 2010?
Second, can Project Standard 2013 (purchased on the MS website for $650 or so) be used on two computers at the same time?
I believe the problem lies with one of the above issues, but I can't tell which one. Thanks in advance for your help.
First of all, let me qualify my next statements by saying that those of us who normally respond on this forum are not Microsoft employees, nor do we represent Microsoft legal. We are simply volunteers who attempt to help other users.
As far as I know, there are no major issues with running Project 2013 and Office 2010. Don't know about Windows 8, that's an animal all its own. However, you should keep tabs on any service packs or updates that might be applicable to your usage. You can
find them on: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587
With regard to multiple installs of Project, or any application for that matter, a single license is good for installing on a single computer. I haven't read the user license agreement for Project 2013 but as I recall previous versions allow a single user
to install an application on a desktop and laptop, owned by one individual. That could be what MS support was referring to when asked about two computers at the same time.
However, the bottom line is that the license restrictions for any application are spelled out in the user license agreement. You should read that.
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