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  • Can I move a Office 2013 license to a new computer running Windows 10
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:15 PM

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  • Hi,

    Is your Office 2013 a volume license or a one-time purchase? Since the important thing you should consider is how to activate Office 2013 on the new computer, I will explain the three activation methods of Office 2013 to you:

    1. If the Office 2013 is a volume licensed version and was activated by KMS, you should re-activate Office 2013 on the new computer. Note that to qualify for KMS activation, a network must meet the activation threshold: KMS hosts activate client computers only after meeting this threshold. Therefore, KMS is suitable for multiple computers in an organization to request activation at the same time. You can review KMS activation of Office 2013

    2. If the Office 2013 is a volume licensed version and was activated by MAK. Since you can successfully activate Office 2013 using MAK only when the number of activations is sufficient, I suggest you can find the number of activations remaining on a MAK by going to the "Volume Licensing Service Center" (VLSC) or by using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT). How to activate it please refer to Activate Office 2013 MAK client. For MAK, installing on a new computer means that you need to use the number of activation licenses once. If the number of times is exhausted, you need to purchase again.

    3.If Office 2013 is a one-time purchase and come with a product key, you should refer to this link to see if it helps:

    First thing we need to know is exactly what type of Office license you bought. Is it 1-computer Office 2013 or 5-computer Office 365 (2013)? 

    If it is 1-computer license, you have to distinguish between a "retail" license and a "Product Key Card" / "PKC" license. The Retail license had a list price of US$139, while the Product Key Card was US$10-20 less than that. If you have a Retail license, you have the right to transfer it to the new computer. If you have the PKC, then you are out of luck. Part of the reason it is cheaper is that it is disposable. It is permanently tied to the first computer it is installed on. When that computer is sold or dies, the Office PKC license goes with it.
    For more details, please refer to this link:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_install-mso_windows8/office-2013-license-transfer-from-old-to-new/8078ea83-6db2-4345-8283-aecfdc2c2f08?auth=1

     

    Regards,

    Bella Wu


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    Friday, August 9, 2019 7:55 AM
  • Hi,

    Do you have any updates?

    Please check if the information is useful. If my reply is useful, please mark it as an answer. Thanks for your support.

    Regards,

    Bella Wu


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    Monday, August 12, 2019 7:03 AM