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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
July 13, 2005 12:29:31 AM

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Hi, I just bought a used laptop from a friend. It came with XP
Professional on there. I need to put on word, etc...


My question- I have a desktop that I bought running XP Home- the
desktop (I bought that one new) came with XP preinstalled and with a cd
that has word on it, the cd says Works Suite 2002.
Will I be able to run this Works Suite 2002 on the used laptop that is
running XP professional?

Thanks
KOS
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
July 13, 2005 3:58:08 AM

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If your question is in regards to compaibility, then YES, any software that
can run on Home edition can also run on Professional.

If you question is in regards to the licencing, then that would be dependent
on whether the End-User Licence Agreement allows the installation on more
than one machine within the same household. There is no harm in trying, the
worse that could happen is that it will not allow you to install/run the
software, and you can simply remove it if that is the case. Doing so will
not harm your computer.

If the product requires activation, I can confidently say that it will not
allow you to run on more than one computer. MS Office 2003 is a good example
of this.

--
Lawrence Wong
Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
July 13, 2005 2:50:52 PM

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KOS wrote:
> Hi, I just bought a used laptop from a friend. It came with XP
> Professional on there. I need to put on word, etc...
>
>
> My question- I have a desktop that I bought running XP Home- the
> desktop (I bought that one new) came with XP preinstalled and with a
> cd that has word on it, the cd says Works Suite 2002.
> Will I be able to run this Works Suite 2002 on the used laptop that is
> running XP professional?
>
> Thanks
> KOS

Yes it will run but no you cannot install it. It came with your other
computer, it is therefore OEM and the MS licensing agreement states that OEM
software is forever tied to the system it was sold with. If you want Works
Suite on your laptop you're going to have to purchase it again.
Related resources
July 13, 2005 5:13:32 PM

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It is not your place to tell anyone what they *have* to do, or what they
*can't* do. Is it?

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:6u5Be.2012$y86.1738@fe03.ams...
> KOS wrote:
>> Hi, I just bought a used laptop from a friend. It came with XP
>> Professional on there. I need to put on word, etc...
>>
>>
>> My question- I have a desktop that I bought running XP Home- the
>> desktop (I bought that one new) came with XP preinstalled and with a
>> cd that has word on it, the cd says Works Suite 2002.
>> Will I be able to run this Works Suite 2002 on the used laptop that is
>> running XP professional?
>>
>> Thanks
>> KOS
>
> Yes it will run but no you cannot install it. It came with your other
> computer, it is therefore OEM and the MS licensing agreement states that
> OEM software is forever tied to the system it was sold with. If you want
> Works Suite on your laptop you're going to have to purchase it again.
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
July 13, 2005 5:13:33 PM

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And YOUR authority was granted by...?

Jim wrote:

> It is not your place to tell anyone what they *have* to do, or what they
> *can't* do. Is it?
>
> "Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
> news:6u5Be.2012$y86.1738@fe03.ams...
>
>>KOS wrote:
>>
>>>Hi, I just bought a used laptop from a friend. It came with XP
>>>Professional on there. I need to put on word, etc...
>>>
>>>
>>>My question- I have a desktop that I bought running XP Home- the
>>>desktop (I bought that one new) came with XP preinstalled and with a
>>>cd that has word on it, the cd says Works Suite 2002.
>>>Will I be able to run this Works Suite 2002 on the used laptop that is
>>>running XP professional?
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>>KOS
>>
>>Yes it will run but no you cannot install it. It came with your other
>>computer, it is therefore OEM and the MS licensing agreement states that
>>OEM software is forever tied to the system it was sold with. If you want
>>Works Suite on your laptop you're going to have to purchase it again.
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
July 13, 2005 7:07:31 PM

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There is no activation except for word. Install it.

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
news:6u5Be.2012$y86.1738@fe03.ams...
> KOS wrote:
>> Hi, I just bought a used laptop from a friend. It came with XP
>> Professional on there. I need to put on word, etc...
>>
>>
>> My question- I have a desktop that I bought running XP Home- the
>> desktop (I bought that one new) came with XP preinstalled and with a
>> cd that has word on it, the cd says Works Suite 2002.
>> Will I be able to run this Works Suite 2002 on the used laptop that is
>> running XP professional?
>>
>> Thanks
>> KOS
>
> Yes it will run but no you cannot install it. It came with your other
> computer, it is therefore OEM and the MS licensing agreement states that
> OEM software is forever tied to the system it was sold with. If you want
> Works Suite on your laptop you're going to have to purchase it again.
>
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